Sonia Roitman at Asia-Pacific Informal Urbanism Symposium in Sydney
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Sonia Roitman at Asia-Pacific Informal Urbanism Symposium in Sydney

The University of Sydney, School of Architecture, Design and Planning is hosting on Symposium on Informal Urbanism in the Asia-Pacific region on 25 September 2018. The event will discuss the work of researchers in Australia and overseas in relation to urban informality, bottom-up approaches and the New Urban Agenda. The program is available here. Sonia … Continue reading

Sonia Roitman discussing urban planning in the Global South at National University of Cuyo, Argentina
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Sonia Roitman discussing urban planning in the Global South at National University of Cuyo, Argentina

Sonia Roitman was invited by the National University of Cuyo (UNCuyo, where she did her first degree in Sociology) to give an informal presentation. It was a presentation to discuss and share experiences about urban planning in Mendoza (Argentina) and other cities in the Global South as well as her experiences of living and working overseas. … Continue reading

Congratulations Dr Andri Supriatna!
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Congratulations Dr Andri Supriatna!

Andri Supriatna has received his PhD degree by The University of Queensland. Congratulations Andri! Andri’s thesis analyses land tenure security of urban kampung in Jakarta. The thesis attempts to understand what tenure security entails (especially concerning de facto or de jure tenure forms) and to assess the impacts of tenure security in a specific local context and … Continue reading

UQ|UP research team at Wakka Wakka Cultural Camp
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UQ|UP research team at Wakka Wakka Cultural Camp

Our Wakka Wakka research partners invited SEES researchers David Pullar, Sonia Roitman and Laurel Johnson to attend their cultural camp at Maidenwell and the Bunya Mountains on the weekend of 28/29 July. The cultural camps see traditional owners return to their country to share cultural knowledge and stories with each other. This camp had over … Continue reading

Field trip course in Indonesia
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Field trip course in Indonesia

Thirty two UQ students from Planning, Environmental Management, Social Science and Geography at UQ recently spent 10 days in Yogyakarta, Indonesia undertaking a field course. The course is done in partnership with Gadjah Mada University (UGM) in Yogyakarta and allowed 18 Planning students from UGM to join the course. The course is called ‘Understanding development … Continue reading

African Urban Planning Conference
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African Urban Planning Conference

The Second International Conference on African Urban Planning took place in Lisbon last week (7-8 September 2017, University of Lisbon). The conference discussed four main themes: History of urban planning in Africa Current debate on planning in Africa Localising SDG11 and the New Urban Agenda Social and economic challenges and changes in African cities Sonia … Continue reading

Awards for ‘Planning Excellence 2017’, Planning Institute of Australia
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Awards for ‘Planning Excellence 2017’, Planning Institute of Australia

The Minister’s Town Planning Prizes were presented today (23/05/17) by the Honourable Jackie Trad MP, Deputy Premier, Minister for Transport and Minister for Infrastructure and Planning. These prizes have been presented each year since 1989 to Queensland university students whose thesis or major final year research study is considered to contribute significantly to the advancement … Continue reading