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Article on delivering social sustainability in Local Environment, by Sebastien Darchen
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Article on delivering social sustainability in Local Environment, by Sebastien Darchen

This article analyses how social sustainability is implemented in private-led regeneration processes and which understanding of the “social” foregrounds the implementation of sustainability in Montreal. The case studies are two new residential projects led by the private sector participating in the transformation of the Southwest Borough in Montreal. Read the full article. Continue reading

New article on highway removal in Transport Reviews, by UQ|UP team
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New article on highway removal in Transport Reviews, by UQ|UP team

A scientific consensus has recently emerged suggesting that the dominant 20th century paradigm of solving transportation congestion problems by building more freeways failed. The legacy of the freeway construction era is clearly visible in polluted and congested cities worldwide. To battle these ills, planning academics have been promoting more sustainable built form aligned with dedicated … Continue reading

Will COVID-19 change how cities are planned and designed?
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Will COVID-19 change how cities are planned and designed?

Disease shapes cities. Some of the most iconic developments in urban planning and management, such as London’s Metropolitan Board of Works and mid-19th century sanitation systems, developed in response to public health crises such as cholera outbreaks. Now COVID-19 is joining a long list of infectious diseases, like the Spanish flu of 1918 in New … Continue reading

New book chapter on transport policy transfer between China and Africa, coauthored by Dorina Pojani
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New book chapter on transport policy transfer between China and Africa, coauthored by Dorina Pojani

Since 1978, when China embarked on a new period of economic reforms and introduced open door policies, it has experienced a great urban transformation. The role of transport has proved indispensable in this unprecedented rapid urbanisation and economic growth. As the first research-focused book dedicated to this important topic, the Handbook on Transport and Urban … Continue reading

Brisbane: University climate strike!
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Brisbane: University climate strike!

Join university students around Australia for a national day of climate action! Bushfire season is not yet over, and thousands of people across Australia will be facing unemployment, homelessness, and huge costs for repairs or relocation. Meanwhile, Australia’s corporate elite, backed up by both sides of government, are digging their heels in refusing to shift … Continue reading

Launching the Minister’s Planning Awards at UQ
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Launching the Minister’s Planning Awards at UQ

Kerry Doss, Deputy Director-General Planning Group, Department of State Development, Manufacturing, Infrastructure and Planning, presented at UQ yesterday. Kerry launched the Minister’s Planning Awards and invited expressions of interest from UQ|UP Students for a possible paid internship program in 2020. Kerry has held various roles with Brisbane City Council, Queensland State government, New South Wales … Continue reading