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Congratulations, Dr Gillian Cornish!
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Congratulations, Dr Gillian Cornish!

Congratulations to Gillian Cornish who has recently completed her PhD in Planning at UQ. The title of her thesis is ‘Settling into a New Place: Livelihood recovery and belongingness of households forced to relocate in Yangon, Myanmar‘. This thesis examines the recovery process of people who were forced to relocate from central Yangon, Myanmar, to the city’s outskirts … Continue reading

Seminar on systems theory and sustainability by David Wadley
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Seminar on systems theory and sustainability by David Wadley

Systems thinking, involving tipping points, phase shifts and entropy, usefully underpins investigation of anthropogenic interaction with the natural milieu. Since the stakes in environmental management are no longer local or regional but global, analysis must move beyond the natural sciences’ cataloguing of the symptoms to probe the causes of the cumulating disruptions gripping the world. … Continue reading

New article on informal settlements in JCCEE, by Dorina Pojani
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New article on informal settlements in JCCEE, by Dorina Pojani

This article analyzes media representations of squatters and their settlements in five case studies in the Western Balkans: the capitals of Albania, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Kosovo, Northern Macedonia, and Serbia, drawing on a database of 300 newspaper articles, dating from 1990 to 2015. The analysis reveals eight themes. The press has: (1) questioned the state’s legitimacy to … Continue reading

Congratulations, Dr Temi Indriati Miranda!
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Congratulations, Dr Temi Indriati Miranda!

Dr Temi Indriati Miranda has completed her PhD degree. Well done, Temi! Her thesis is titled: ‘ Decision-making process used by middle-middle class families to access homeownership in Greater Jakarta, Indonesia‘. Eighteen percent of the Indonesian population is considered urban middle‐middle class. Using the decision‐making process framework for housing access, this research addresses the broad … Continue reading

Glowing reviews for book on music and cities co-edited by Sebastien Darchen
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Glowing reviews for book on music and cities co-edited by Sebastien Darchen

“Electronic Cities: Music, Policies and Spaces in the 21st Century” is a welcome contribution to the ‘urban turn’ in popular music studies. It moves beyond the analysis of styles and venues, setting musical practice within complex networks of policy, economic history and metropolitan politics. These fascinating case studies take us beyond the self-proclaimed ‘capitals’ of … Continue reading

Industry webinar organised by UQ|UP’s MURPs
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Industry webinar organised by UQ|UP’s MURPs

UQ|UP MURP students Abena Dankwa and Purnima Rathi have organised an Industry Webinar. Three international graduates from our MURP program have been invited to discuss their experiences in getting planning jobs in Australia. The speakers will provide tips for students about to graduate who are looking for local job opportunities. Speakers include: Katia Salazar Reviakina, … Continue reading