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New article on planning education in Journal of Planning Education and Research, by Dorina Pojani
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New article on planning education in Journal of Planning Education and Research, by Dorina Pojani

This exploratory study assesses the utility, in terms of learning and conceptualizing planning, of a role-playing exercise (the Great Planning Game [GPG]) and a serious game (Polis PowerPlays [PPP]) employed in a planning theory course offered at The University of Queensland in Australia. The study reveals that role-playing and serious gaming are equally engaging and … Continue reading

Seminar on ‘third places’ and neighbourhood belonging
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Seminar on ‘third places’ and neighbourhood belonging

Third places, i.e. not home (first place) or work (second place), provide opportunities for people to meet and interact on neutral ground and to develop ties to place. As the world population becomes increasingly urbanised and mobile, ‘third places’ take on greater importance for introducing new residents into their neighbourhood and reducing social isolation by … Continue reading

Welcome Dr Dr Sara Alidoust
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Welcome Dr Dr Sara Alidoust

At UQ|UP, we are delighted to announce that a new team member, Dr Sara Alidoust, has joined us. Sara holds a PhD in planning from Griffith University. Prior to joining the University of Queensland as a Lecturer, she worked as a researcher, educator, and practitioner (in both the public and private sectors) in Australia and … Continue reading

Special issue on land-use, mobility, and parking transitions in Land Use Policy, guest-edited by UQ|UP team
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Special issue on land-use, mobility, and parking transitions in Land Use Policy, guest-edited by UQ|UP team

Worldwide, urban areas dedicate huge amounts of land to accommodate vehicles, both moving and parked. While parking has its benefits for motorists, it also has deleterious effects on urban liveability and environment. Despite growing interest in parking issues, including the recent publication of Parking: An International Perspective, this remains an under-researched field. Given major research … Continue reading