Victoria University School of Architecture Master’s Scholarships, New Zealand

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Victoria University School of Architecture Master’s Scholarships, New Zealand

This project will ultimately deliver two new graduates with skills in footprinting and systems approaches to sustainable development of communities

Study Subject : Architecture

Employer : Victoria University of Wellington

Level : Masters

Master’s Scholarship Description :

We are seeking for study in 2011 two Master’s candidates to take part in a FRST – funded research project in the School of Architecture, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand.

The two Master’s students who will be a key part of this research will become part of a growing group of students, working under the supervision of Professors Robert and Brenda Vale.

This project will ultimately deliver two new graduates with skills in footprinting and systems approaches to sustainable development of communities.

History or background of award

Victoria University’s School of Architecture are advertising two FRST funded Master’s scholarships.

Purpose of award

We are seeking for study in 2011 two Master’s candidates to take part in a FRST – funded research project in the School of Architecture, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand.

The two Master’s students who will be a key part of this research will become part of a growing group of students, working under the supervision of Professors Robert and Brenda Vale.

This project will ultimately deliver two new graduates with skills in footprinting and systems approaches to sustainable development of communities.

Victoria University School of Architecture Master’s Scholarships Selection Criteria

Selection will be on the merit of the application and the applicants research capabilities. The first project is linked to the Sustainable Living Project (http://www.sustainableliving.org.nz/).

This is an educational trust that has a file of changes people have made to their lives with the aim of trying to live more sustainably. The aim of this project is to take this raw data, categorize it, and work out the difference the changes make to the ecological footprint.

The aim is to feed the results back to the Sustainable Living organization for inclusion in new teaching material that will enable people to work out the footprints changes for themselves.

The second project will build on previous work that has looked at the potential for different suburban densities to be sustainable in terms of food, domestic energy, carbon sequestration, transport and waste (Ghosh et al, 2006).

In this project typical rural New Zealand layouts and densities will be investigated and their potential for being sustainable calculated using a footprint approach.

Scholarship Application Deadline : Monday 1st November 2010.

For further scholarship information and application visit this page : http://www.victoria.ac.nz/scholarship/forms/frstarchmast-regs.pdf