The position is located within the Institute of Urban, Regional and Environmental Planning, it is limited till December 31st 2011. The position deals with aspects of sustainable regional development, particularly with metropolitan regions in Europe and on the international scale. Competences are essential in one of the following categories:
- visions for sustainable metropolitan areas (“Metropolitan Design”): which visions, concepts, or experiments are possible for a sustainable development?
- climate protection and spatial development: climate change is generating new challenges in metropolitan regions. Which new concepts and instruments are possible to cope with it?  This profile is strongly connected with current research projects of the Institute of Urban, Regional and Environmental Planning. Together with the HCU’s research centers there is an intensive interdisciplinary exchange. Furthermore the HCU PhD School offers an inspiring frame for working on the doctoral thesis.