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Siqin Wang’s PhD conferral

It’s official and congratulations are in order for Dr Sisi! Sisi’s thesis explores migration from Mainland China to Australia and spatially segmented assimilation. To this aim, Sisi developed a survey instrument, collected a large volume primary data, and employed Australian census data to examine the socioeconomic characteristics, settlement pathways, and residential mobility patterns of Mainland … Continue reading

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Housemates, inmates and living mates: Communal living in Australia. Co-authored article by UQ SEES and Griffith University published in the Australian Planner.

Ecovillages and cohousing are types of intentional community living arrangements that bring positive social, ecological and economic solutions to challenges of housing affordability, social breakdown and ecological over consumption. They are fast attracting interest among planners, governments, developers, the media and the public. Yet what was the population and characteristics of these compared to other … Continue reading

Field trip course in Indonesia
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Field trip course in Indonesia

Thirty two UQ students from Planning, Environmental Management, Social Science and Geography at UQ recently spent 10 days in Yogyakarta, Indonesia undertaking a field course. The course is done in partnership with Gadjah Mada University (UGM) in Yogyakarta and allowed 18 Planning students from UGM to join the course. The course is called ‘Understanding development … Continue reading

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Upcoming seminar on energizing the greater mekong subregion: rethinking the belt and road initiative

  Abstract Since its launch in late 2013 by Chinese President Xi Jinping, the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) has become a significant factor in shaping China’s economic and diplomatic relations with the world. While there are many studies pertaining to the BRI’s origins and characteristics, relatively little attention has been drawn to the responses … Continue reading

3MT Competition is coming up
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3MT Competition is coming up

The UQ Graduate School and SEES invite you to attend the SEES Heat of the 2018 Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) Competition. The 3MT is an academic competition that challenges HDR candidates to describe their research within three minutes to a general audience. 3MT celebrates the discoveries made by research students and encourages their skill in … Continue reading

Students’ global perspective broadened by Hong Kong field trip with Dr Darchen
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Students’ global perspective broadened by Hong Kong field trip with Dr Darchen

Twenty undergraduate and postgraduate students have experienced urban regeneration, adaptive reuse of heritage buildings, natural hazard mitigation, animal habitats and land reclamation initiatives first hand in a UQ|UP international field trip to Hong Kong and Macau. The trip enabled students to learn about the natural landscapes and urban developments in the fast-growing Pearl River Delta region. … Continue reading