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New paper on master planned communities and healthy living in Urban Policy and Research, by Sara Alidoust
Research and Publications

New paper on master planned communities and healthy living in Urban Policy and Research, by Sara Alidoust

Master Planned Community (MPC) Developments are a dominant form of urban growth and housing development. This paper provides a systematic review of the literature on the associations between MPCs and community health. Our review of 39 peer-reviewed journal papers suggested that the MPC physical features (public spaces/facilities, built form, spatial segregation, and location), social dimension … Continue reading

Dorina Pojani on the Globe and Mail talking about the impact of new capital cities
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Dorina Pojani on the Globe and Mail talking about the impact of new capital cities

Rio to Brasilia, Seoul to Sejong, Old Cairo to New Cairo, Yangon to Naypyidaw, and now Jakarta to Nusantara. Climate mitigation in capital cities costs. Is building new ones the solution? UQ|UP’s Dorina Pojani, author of Trophy Cities, talks to Ivy Lerner-Frank at the Globe and Mail (Canada) without mincing words. Read the full article: … Continue reading

UQ|UP members receive UQ seed funding to study Nusantara’s social impact
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UQ|UP members receive UQ seed funding to study Nusantara’s social impact

Dr Sonia Roitman (UQ|UP), Dr Peter Walters (Social Science) and Fino Varisti (UQ|UP HDR student) will be working with Indonesian colleagues Dr Rusli Cahayadi (BRIN, Bada Riset dan Inovasi Nasional, and SEES graduate) and Dr Imam Ardhianto (Universitas Indonesia) on a project undertaking a social impact assessment of the relocation of Indonesia‚Äôs new capital city … Continue reading

New OOPS Awards Night launched!
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New OOPS Awards Night launched!

For the first time ever, OOPS is hosting an OOPS Awards Night! From 2022 on, this event will be held annually to recognise the achievements of UQ|UP students and staff. These awards are inclusive of all planning-related degrees in both undergraduate and postgraduate divisions. The awards are branched into three categories which include Academic Awards, … Continue reading

Congratulations, Tmnit!
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Congratulations, Tmnit!

Tmnit Halefom was just awarded her MPhil degree. Sincere congratulations on this major accomplishment! Tmnit’s thesis research focused on active transport, in particular the traffic stress that cyclists experience in Brisbane. Her next stop is Melbourne, where she is embarking on PhD journey – fully funded by the University of Swinburne. At UQ|UP, we are … Continue reading

New article on ‘music cities’ in Cultural Trends, by Sebastien Darchen and colleagues
Research and Publications

New article on ‘music cities’ in Cultural Trends, by Sebastien Darchen and colleagues

This article critically reviews the edited collection Music Cities: Evaluating a Global Cultural Policy Concept published in 2020 as well as two Australian policy documents. We review how the music city paradigm has influenced the latest music-related policies in the Australian context with a focus on Brisbane and Melbourne. Melbourne and Brisbane have developed contrasting … Continue reading