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Graduation Day, Congratulations!
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Graduation Day, Congratulations!

Today over 50 students graduated with degrees in Urban Planning at the School of Earth and Environmental Sciences (SEES), The University of Queensland. Graduands from the Bachelor of Regional and Town Planning(BRTP), Graduate Certificate in Urban and Regional Planning,  Graduate Diploma in Urban and Regional Planning, Master of Urban and Regional Planning and PhD in … Continue reading

New article on subtropical urban design in Journal of Environmental Planning and Management, by UQ|UP team
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New article on subtropical urban design in Journal of Environmental Planning and Management, by UQ|UP team

Faced with global warming, Australia aims to wean itself from mechanical approaches to cooling homes. Cities are searching for passive solutions to residential development. These involve the use of porches, basements, natural ventilation, tree shading and the like. In 2016, the Brisbane City Council introduced the New World City Design Guide: Buildings that Breathe (BtB), … Continue reading

New article in EP-A on multimodalism diagrams, by Anthony Kimpton
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New article in EP-A on multimodalism diagrams, by Anthony Kimpton

The article “Upset diagrams for examining whether parking maximums influence modal choice and car holdings” was recently published in Environment and Planning A: Economy and Space (https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1177/0308518X19890871) to demonstrate how ‘Upset’ diagrams can visualise and communicate complex sets of information. Specifically, multimodalism is visualised and for two reasons. The first is that the Travel to … Continue reading

New article in Futures on home-based work in cities, co-authored by Sebastien Darchen on
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New article in Futures on home-based work in cities, co-authored by Sebastien Darchen on

Home-based work is becoming an increasingly popular form of work in cities, fuelled by technological advances, lifestyle preferences, demographical change and rapid evolution of the knowledge economy. In many cities, particularly those planned and developed with intentional separation of land uses, this return of economic activities to residential neighbourhoods brings along both lifestyle opportunities and … Continue reading

New article on planning education in JPER, by Dorina Pojani and Anthony Kimpton
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New article on planning education in JPER, by Dorina Pojani and Anthony Kimpton

This study examines the conceptualizations of planning research by more than 200 Masters students enrolled in planning schools located throughout four continents. The study is set in the context of theories on the two main traditions of planning thought: ‘planning as a social science’ and ‘planning as design’. The findings reveal that planning students typically … Continue reading

CfP: Special Issue on precarious housing in Global Discourse, guest edited by UQ Architecture staff
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CfP: Special Issue on precarious housing in Global Discourse, guest edited by UQ Architecture staff

Housing is amongst the most fundamental of human needs.  Housing is enshrined as one of the universal rights to which all humans are entitled, and is correlated with the standards of residents’ health, education, mobility, safety, social connection and overall wellbeing. Nonetheless, housing has reduced in quality, affordability and availability over recent decades enabling a crisis … Continue reading

Dorina Pojani lectures on gender issues in planning at the University of Catania, Italy
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Dorina Pojani lectures on gender issues in planning at the University of Catania, Italy

On Friday, UQ|UP’s Dorina Pojani gave a guest lecture on gender issues in urban planning at the University of Catania, Italy. The lecture was hosted by Professor Francesco Martinico and attended by upper level architecture students in the Siracusa seat. Founded in 1434, the University of Catania is the oldest in Sicily. Currently, its student … Continue reading