Comparative imaginations: how do cities think of each other?
In an increasingly connected urban age, global cities are inevitably asked to pay attention to each other. As they seek a place on the world stage and embark on ambitious urban development plans, cities draw ideas and inspirations from, but also see themselves in competition with, peers near and far. Yet how does this ‘comparative imagination’ work? What shapes the ways relate to each other? There might be today more than 200 networks of cities and an equivalent number of city rankings and indexes: how do these, and other forms of comparative thinking shape city leadership internationally? What ways of ‘seeing’ globally determine the way the governance of cities is evolving? Housed in the new Connected Cities Lab within the University’s Faculty of Architecture, Building and Planning (ABP), this multidisciplinary PhD project will challenge an emerging scholar to research, and experience first-hand, the comparative dimension of urban policy, and its international underpinnings.
1 Sep 2018
31 Jan 2019
How to apply
Full benefit details
Australian / domestic student
100% fee remission and up to $30,600
Applicable study areas
Architecture, building and planning
Number of scholarships awarded
What are the benefits?
$30,600 p.a. for 3.5 years (indexed annually)
Standard fieldwork (up to $3600) and conference support.
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