Development Studies

Sustainable development: the interaction of social, economic and environmental aspects of development for the benefit of both the present and future generations.

Rural development: natural resource and land management and conservation, social capital, demographics.

Urban development and urban studies: Urban theory and history; studies of public space and public sphere; the relation of urban spaces to global structures, flows and processes; the relation of urban processes to migration and citizenship; urban anthropology; Mediterranean and Middle Eastern cities; gated communities; symbolic appropriation, memory and historic preservation of/in urban space.