- how cities plan and implement sustainability and climate change policies in Canada and internationally,
- how public, private, and civil-society groups participate in horizontal and vertical networks of urban sustainability governance,
- the tensions between path-dependency and innovation in urban sustainability planning and action.
The position also includes the possibility of a paid summer research internship. Students will be working with Prof. Alexander Aylett in the Center for Urbanization, Culture, and Society at the INRS in Montreal. See here for a full description of the position and summer internship: http://bit.ly/cagucgs
- The working language at the INRS is French, and knowledge of English (and other languages) is considered an asset. Students may submit written work in other languages, but they must be comfortable enough to participate in courses which are given exclusively in French. Support is available to students wishing to improve their French language skills.
About the INRS:
The Institut national de
la recherche scientifique is the highest-ranked academic research institute in Canada in terms of research intensity (funding per faculty member). One hundred and fifty professors and more than 700 graduate students and postdoctoral research associates work at its research centers in Montréal, Québec, Laval, and Varennes. INRS research teams are active in both fundamental and applied research and play a key role in developing practical solutions to problems confronting society.