Article on delivering social sustainability in Local Environment, by Sebastien Darchen
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Article on delivering social sustainability in Local Environment, by Sebastien Darchen

This article analyses how social sustainability is implemented in private-led regeneration processes and which understanding of the “social” foregrounds the implementation of sustainability in Montreal. The case studies are two new residential projects led by the private sector participating in the transformation of the Southwest Borough in Montreal. Read the full article. 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

Upcoming book on music policies and space in the 21st century, by Sebastien Darchen (Palgrave McMillan)
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Upcoming book on music policies and space in the 21st century, by Sebastien Darchen (Palgrave McMillan)

Dr. Sébastien Darchen (The University of Queensland), Dr. Damien Charrieras (City University, Hong Kong) and Dr. John Willsteed (QUT) have just signed a book contract with Palgrave McMillan for an edited collection entitled “Electronic cities: Music, Policies and Space in the 21st century” to be published in 2021. This edited volume analyses the governance of … Continue reading

Sebastien Darchen presenting at ‘Transformative Urban Governance’ conference, Melbourne
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Sebastien Darchen presenting at ‘Transformative Urban Governance’ conference, Melbourne

Dr. Sebastien Darchen will present a paper entitled “Governance Innovation for Urban Regeneration: A focus on Nantes (France)” at the Transformative Urban Governance Conference, hosted by RMIT in Melbourne. The paper focuses on the Ile de Nantes regeneration project. This is one of the largest regeneration initiative in Europe: 330 hectares of former industrial land … Continue reading

Upcoming UQ|UP workshop on water and energy systems integration
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Upcoming UQ|UP workshop on water and energy systems integration

Our regional population is growing. How do we ensure new developments are more liveable, efficient, sustainable, resilient and resource efficient? How do we integrate water and energy systems into existing infrastructure while taking advantage of the benefits distributed systems offer? Your multidisciplinary team will work on a case study to solve this problem! Register as … Continue reading

New article in Australian Planner on sustainability assessment tools, by Paul Sparshott and Sebastien Darchen
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New article in Australian Planner on sustainability assessment tools, by Paul Sparshott and Sebastien Darchen

This paper examines the implementation of sustainability into urban communities that includes the use of sustainability assessment tools such as Green Star Communities (Green-Star). Paul Sparshott is a UQ|UP PhD candidate (principal advisor: Dr. Sebastien Darchen). Title: Do sustainability rating tools deliver the best outcomes in master planned urban infill projects? City to the Lake … Continue reading

Conversation article on planning innovations, by  Sebastien Darchen and Glen Searle
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Conversation article on planning innovations, by Sebastien Darchen and Glen Searle

Has the concept of urban sustainability made a difference in planning practice? The answer is yes. This article presents the benefits of local planning innovations to solve sustainability challenges for Australian cities. Read the full article on The Conversation page: theconversation.com/our-cities-fall-short-on-sustainability-but-planning-innovations-offer-local-solutions-107091. The concept of planning innovations is further developed in a recent book by the … Continue reading

Pre-order new book on “Global Planning Innovations for Urban Sustainability”  by Dr. Sebastien Darchen and A/Prof Glen Searle – Discounts available
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Pre-order new book on “Global Planning Innovations for Urban Sustainability” by Dr. Sebastien Darchen and A/Prof Glen Searle – Discounts available

This edited volume interrogates innovative solutions for sustainability in cities around the world. The book draws on a group of 12 international case studies, including Vancouver and Calgary in Canada, San Francisco and Los Angeles in the US (North America), Yogyakarta in Indonesia, Seoul in Korea (South-East Asia), Medellin in Colombia (South America), Helsinki in … Continue reading

New book by Glen Searle on eminent domain and densification
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New book by Glen Searle on eminent domain and densification

New book edited by Glen Searle (UQ/University of Sydney) “Compulsory property acquisition for urban densification” featuring a chapter by Sebastien Darchen as well as a chapter by SEES PhD student Long Chen. The book summarizes international experiences of the extent to which property rights have or have not been protected in the use of compulsory … Continue reading

New book chapter by Sebastien Darchen on densification and sustainability in inner cities (Routledge)
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New book chapter by Sebastien Darchen on densification and sustainability in inner cities (Routledge)

Dr. Sebastien Darchen in collaboration with Professor Claire Poitras (INRS-UCS, Montreal) published a chapter titled “Accommodating densification and social sustainability in the inner city: Case study of Griffintown in Montreal” in the recent edited volume “Compulsory acquisition for urban densification” Edited by Associate Professor Glen Searle. The book also includes a chapter by Long Chen … Continue reading

Article in The Conversation by Dr. Sebastien Darchen on regenerating inner cities most read article this week in Cities section
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Article in The Conversation by Dr. Sebastien Darchen on regenerating inner cities most read article this week in Cities section

Article published this week in the Conversation by Dr. Sebastien Darchen (UQ) and Dr. Gwendal Simon (Universite Paris-Est, Marne-La-Vallee, UPEM) has reached 15 000 readers and is the most read article this week in the “Cities” section. This confirms that the debate on densification  is a hot and controversial topic in Australia. Read the full … Continue reading

New article in The Conversation by Dr Sebastien Darchen on regenerating inner cities in France
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New article in The Conversation by Dr Sebastien Darchen on regenerating inner cities in France

Dr. Sebastien Darchen (UQ) and Dr. Gwendal Simon (Universite Paris-Est Marne-La-Vallee) present the planning instruments and financing mechanisms leading to good regeneration outcomes in France. The examples of large-scale regeneration projects of Ile de Nantes, Lyon Confluence and Paris Rive Gauche are presented. If “New Built Gentrification” cannot always be avoided, regeneration processes in France … Continue reading

Conversation article by A/Prof Yan Liu and Dr. Sebastien Darchen
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Conversation article by A/Prof Yan Liu and Dr. Sebastien Darchen

Associate Professor (UQ), Dr. Mateo-Babiano (UMelbourne) and Dr. Sebastien Darchen explain about the possibilities of 3D modelling and simulation for Planning practice and planning education. The article titled “How virtual 3D modelling and simulation can help us create better cities” has been published in the Conversation. Full article here   Continue reading

Adaptive re-use is helping to change the way we think about how we can remake urban spaces
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Adaptive re-use is helping to change the way we think about how we can remake urban spaces

Research by Dr. Sebastien Darchen initially published in Urban Studies is included in the LSE US CENTRE BLOG Facing increasing population pressures, many US urban centers are turning to novel methods, such as adaptive re-use, in order to encourage more intense land use. Sébastien Darchen writes that while adaptive re-use is often employed as a regeneration … Continue reading