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Dorina Pojani talking about car-free living on the Hustle & Bustle podcast
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Dorina Pojani talking about car-free living on the Hustle & Bustle podcast

The Hustle and Bustle is a series of conversations with city thinkers and shapers, focused on South East Queensland. The podcast is hosted by Nicole Bennetts, a passionate urbanist on the Gold Coast. The episodes are light hearted, conversational and inspiring. In Episode 18, Nicole interviews UQ|UP’s Dorina Pojani on one of her latest research … Continue reading

New article on housing and health in Reviews on Environmental Health, by Sara Alidoust
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New article on housing and health in Reviews on Environmental Health, by Sara Alidoust

This paper provides a systematic review of the evidence linking housing and health. This involved a review of 59 peer-reviewed journal papers, that included case studies on the health impacts of housing and were published in English, in the past decade (2010–2020). Our systematic review of the literature suggested most of the research on the … Continue reading

UQ|UP students win PIA Qld Awards for Excellence
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UQ|UP students win PIA Qld Awards for Excellence

Last week the Planning Institute of Australia (PIA), Queensland branch, celebrated the 35th PIA Queensland Awards for Planning Excellence. UQ|UP staff and students attended the event to celebrate the achievements of the year. We were really excited and proud to see UQ|UP students received two awards. Congratulations! For Planning Research, Rachel Gallagher (PhD student) received … Continue reading

New ABC article on Indigenous knowledge systems, co-authored by Jim Walker
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New ABC article on Indigenous knowledge systems, co-authored by Jim Walker

Indigenous knowledge systems are vital to the design of solutions to climate change — so why are Indigenous voices so rarely included in deliberations? The limits to meaningful Indigenous presence in climate change response events are more structural than simply the day-to-day politics of exclusion. While there is now a growing chorus of calls by … Continue reading

New article on house-sitting and ‘home’-making among older people published in Australian Geographer by Sara Alidoust and Fahimeh Khalaj
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New article on house-sitting and ‘home’-making among older people published in Australian Geographer by Sara Alidoust and Fahimeh Khalaj

The growing housing unaffordability is forcing people to take on unconventional pathways and experiment with alternate means of ‘home’-making. This research explores opportunities for making ‘home’ that emerge from practices of house-sitting among older people, particularly those with no permanent housing. Findings from semi-structured interviews suggest that house-sitting is an affordable shelter that provides rent-free … Continue reading