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Seminar: Constructing and deconstructing the transport infrastructure policy paradigm
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Seminar: Constructing and deconstructing the transport infrastructure policy paradigm

The established transportation policy paradigm in industrial and post-industrial nations embeds the goal of incremental, yet perpetual, growth into infrastructure development using policy instruments to “predict and provide” for successive increases in future mobility.  This presentation explores the infrastructure assessment goals and planning principles that could support an alternative mobility paradigm. Such alternatives seek to … Continue reading

New paper on residential mobility in Australia and the United States coauthored by Dr Aude Bernard
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New paper on residential mobility in Australia and the United States coauthored by Dr Aude Bernard

Abstract Background: Levels of internal migration vary significantly between countries. Australia and the United States consistently record among the highest levels of migration anywhere in the world. Very little is known, however, about the factors underlying mobility differentials. We argue that this is because existing evidence is almost exclusively based on period measures applied to cross-sectional … Continue reading

New grants open at Brunel University London for Australian planning fellows
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New grants open at Brunel University London for Australian planning fellows

Brunel University London will soon offer five short-term fellowships to Australian early career researchers, thanks to a new grant from Universities UK International’s (UUKi) Rutherford Fund. Funded by the UK government’s Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS), the new fellows will be tasked with researching resource efficient future cities, the environment, and health. … Continue reading

Seminar: Gender, Education and Marital Status Differentials in Migration
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Seminar: Gender, Education and Marital Status Differentials in Migration

Comparing levels and patterns of internal migration across countries is a difficult task. Administrative geographies are non-uniform and migration can be defined in a number of different ways. These challenges have prohibited cross-national studies on demographic differentials in migration patterns. In this talk migration data from over 60 countries are used to provide a broad … Continue reading

New article on community energy by Annie McCabe and Dr Dorina Pojani
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New article on community energy by Annie McCabe and Dr Dorina Pojani

Social housing and renewable energy: Community energy in a supporting role Annie McCabe Dorina Pojani Anthony Broese van Groenou Abstract. The development of renewable energy offers potential for achieving distributive justice. Individuals and communities have emerged as a major force in shaping just energy transitions. This brief perspective piece provides an introductory exploration of the … Continue reading

Focus group on climate-sensitive urban design in Nagpur, India
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Focus group on climate-sensitive urban design in Nagpur, India

PhD candidate Renuka Bhoge recently organized a focus group on climate sensitive urban design in her hometown of Nagpur, India. This is her travelogue: My research topic is “Climate Sensitive Urban Design: A comparison between Brisbane (Australia) and Nagpur (India)” I went to India in Christmas holidays of 2017-18. I was in Nagpur for 5 … Continue reading