Workshop: Urban Systems Transformation: Sustainable Cities
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Workshop: Urban Systems Transformation: Sustainable Cities

Future Earth Australia is holding the South East Queensland workshop for Urban Systems Transformation: Sustainable Cities. Future Earth Australia, hosted by the Australian Academy of Science, is leading a process to write a national strategy for Australian sustainable cities. The process involves interactive workshops around Australia, with researchers, practitioners, industry, and government participating in these workshops … Continue reading

Seminar on house crowding among Australia’s Lebanese population
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Seminar on house crowding among Australia’s Lebanese population

This presentation will examine the socio-spatial problems of house crowding among the Lebanese population in Australia. The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) collects data regularly to produce quantitative indicators of the ‘housing utilisation’ of Australian dwellings and identify potential ‘overcrowding’ among Australian dwellings in general. However, the method adopted by the ABS is based on … Continue reading

UQ|UP at ANZAPS 2018
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UQ|UP at ANZAPS 2018

The Environmental Planning Programme at the University of Waikato is hosting ANZAPS 2018 – the annual conference of the Australia and New Zealand Association of Planning Schools. 1 – 3 November, Hamilton, New Zealand UQ|UP participants include Laurel Johnson and Dorina Pojani. Conference theme: Decisions, Decisions Decisions are at the heart of planning – from … Continue reading

Public forum and symposium: Designing Healthy Liveable Cities
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Public forum and symposium: Designing Healthy Liveable Cities

Creating healthy liveable cities is an international priority for health and the environment. RMIT’s NHMRC Centre for Research Excellence in Healthy, Liveable Communities is hosting healthy and active living events in Brisbane with international leaders in their field including Professor James (Jim) Sallis, Professor Billie Giles-Corti and Professor Gavin Turrell. Other speakers from the NHMRC … Continue reading

Dorina Pojani featured among iMove’s smart mobility experts
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Dorina Pojani featured among iMove’s smart mobility experts

The iMOVE CRC is a consortium of 44 industry, government, and research partners engaged in a concerted 10-year effort to improve Australia’s transport systems through collaborative R&D projects. It’s purpose is to help companies — and Australia — be more competitive, productive, and prosperous. Find out more about experts from across the world working and … Continue reading

Public lecture: Harnessing cycling to create a congestion free city
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Public lecture: Harnessing cycling to create a congestion free city

A team of internationally esteemed urban transport experts will deliver a free Public Lecture next Friday to make the case for cycling in solving South East Queensland’s worsening congestion chaos. Canadian mobility gurus, Modacity, will visit Brisbane over three days, on a whirlwind speaking tour comprising industry seminars and a public lecture. When:                  5pm-7pm, Friday … Continue reading

Jessa Crispin interviews Dorina Pojani in ‘Public Intellectual’ podcast
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Jessa Crispin interviews Dorina Pojani in ‘Public Intellectual’ podcast

Jessa Crispin is a critic, author, feminist thought leader, and the editor-in-chief of Bookslut, a litblog and webzine founded in 2002. She has published three books, most recently Why I Am Not A Feminist (2017). Public Intellectual is her podcast, created in July of 2017. In her words, it’s a series of complicated conversations about … Continue reading

New paper on public participation by UQ|UP team published in Geographical Research
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New paper on public participation by UQ|UP team published in Geographical Research

In this study, performance‐based planning is implicated in the destabilisation of community trust in the planning system. Set in a contested inner city area of Brisbane, Australia, the research associates neoliberal planning objectives with the discretionary decision‐making specifically embedded in performance‐based planning. The neoliberalisation of planning is, we submit, symptomatic of a post‐ideological politics of … Continue reading

Seminar: Combining Facebook and traditional survey data to predict migrant stocks in the United States
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Seminar: Combining Facebook and traditional survey data to predict migrant stocks in the United States

Understanding migration patterns and how they change over time has important implications for understanding broader population trends, effectively designing policy and allocating resources. However, data on migration movements are often lacking, and those that do exist are not produced in a timely manner. Social media data offer new opportunities to provide more up-to-date demographic estimates … Continue reading

Research metrics in Australian planning academia: Analysis and benchmarks published in JPER
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Research metrics in Australian planning academia: Analysis and benchmarks published in JPER

The development of global metrics for evaluating university research performance has been accompanied by increasing attention to key performance metrics for individual disciplines. This paper examines research performance metrics for Australian planning academics. It addresses questions related to programs, staff, publications, and citations. The main findings are the following: Wide gender gaps exist in Australian … Continue reading

NESS Forum: Communicating to protect the environment
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NESS Forum: Communicating to protect the environment

We are excited to announce the NESS Annual Forum for 2018. If you have ever wondered “how can we communicate effectively about environmental issues,” then come along to this year’s Network of Environmental Social Scientists (NESS) forum. Communicating to protect the environment: Science, practice and innovation. There is a great line up of speakers including … Continue reading

Seminar on biofuels
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Seminar on biofuels

It is our pleasure to announce that this Friday 19 October at 1pm, in room N202 of the Hawken building (50), Mike Cochran will be giving a seminar on “Biofuels and Australian Biofuel Development”. The seminar will touch on several topics of interest to a broad audience: About biofuels – process, feedstocks World biofuel scene … Continue reading

Dorina Pojani at iMove workshop in Sydney on vulnerable road users
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Dorina Pojani at iMove workshop in Sydney on vulnerable road users

The workshop includes representatives from local, state and federal government, universities, industry and industry bodies who have come together to: * Explore the challenges for vulnerable road users * Identify areas for collaborative research and development projects to assist these users Solutions will be the focus of follow up workshops. When: Tuesday 2 October, 10am … Continue reading

New book chapters on TOD and BRT by Dorina Pojani
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New book chapters on TOD and BRT by Dorina Pojani

Advances in Transport Policy and Planning assesses both successful and unsuccessful practices and policies from around the world on the topic. This new release includes chapters that focus on incentives to influence travel behavior, promotion of urban cycling, Transit-Oriented Development, urban freight transport policies, and more. The objective of this book is to provide policy … Continue reading

New article on cycling in European Transport co-authored by Dorina Pojani
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New article on cycling in European Transport co-authored by Dorina Pojani

In theory, Australian cities are ideal for cycling. In view of their high potential, this study seeks to answer “why Australia is not a cycling mecca.” This is an issue of importance in the current era of grave concern about climate change. The authors have sought input from professionals working in government and non-government organisations across five … Continue reading

We are hiring!
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We are hiring!

We seek a dynamic person to join our team as Professional Planner in Residence. This is a two-year position. For more details and to apply, visit UQ Jobs: jobs.uq.edu.au/caw/en/job/505025/lecturersenior-lecturer-professional-planner-in-residence To discuss this role please contact Professor Neil Sipe on +61 7 3365 6671 or n.sipe@uq.edu.au Continue reading

SEES-sponsored public event on the sharing economy and urban sustainability
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SEES-sponsored public event on the sharing economy and urban sustainability

The sharing economy has been gaining traction through platforms such as Uber, Airbnb and Airtasker as a novel way of connecting people as small-scale consumers and producers.This event brings together various leaders in Brisbane’s sharing economy to discuss the benefits, and potential obstacles and challenges, to the sharing economy. Speakers will present a range of … Continue reading

New article by UQ|UP team on migrant assimilation on Applied Geography
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New article by UQ|UP team on migrant assimilation on Applied Geography

Understanding the dynamics of settlement by migrant group is complex, with a number of processes affecting outcomes ranging from assimilation to segregation. While both the assimilation and segregation are idealised models, the ‘segmented assimilation’ model provides a middle-ground explanation which fits more with actual outcomes whereby socio-economic position is affected by the class status of … Continue reading

New book chapters on planning policy transfer by Dominic Stead and Dorina Pojani
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New book chapters on planning policy transfer by Dominic Stead and Dorina Pojani

The new book “Knowledge, Policymaking and Learning for European Cities and Regions From Research to Practice” (Edward Elgar Pub., 2018, N. Dotti, ed.), provides theories, experiences, reflections and future directions for social scientists who wish to engage with policy-oriented research in cities and regions. The ‘policy learning’ perspective is comprehensively discussed, focusing on actors promoting … Continue reading

New E4C article by UQ|UP team on Mumbai’s train services
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New E4C article by UQ|UP team on Mumbai’s train services

Nearly 3000 train services carry 8 million passengers daily through Mumbai, India’s financial capital. Suburban trains are chronically overcrowded, especially during peak hours. Images of scores of commuters hanging onto the doors of overflowing compartments have become iconic. Until now, the steps taken to ease congestion have focused on increasing the trains’ capacity. While India’s … Continue reading

New article by UQ|UP team in Journal of Urban Design on how how Middle Eastern women migrants in Australia perceive and experience public space
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New article by UQ|UP team in Journal of Urban Design on how how Middle Eastern women migrants in Australia perceive and experience public space

For Middle Eastern migrants to Australia, the process of acculturation is compounded by Islamophobia, which is on the rise, with many incidents occurring in public spaces and targeting women. Through in-depth interviews, this paper examines how women migrants from the Middle East, especially Muslim ones, are affected. The study finds that Middle Eastern women migrants … Continue reading

Upcoming seminar on spatial optimization
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Upcoming seminar on spatial optimization

The significance of optimization cannot be overstated. It is literally relied upon or responsible for much of what we see and do on a daily basis. This paper explores in particular spatial optimization and its formalization to support geographic analysis, planning, management and understanding. It is highlighted that geographic information systems (GIS) often represent a … Continue reading

New paper in Australian Planner co-authored by Dorina Pojani on living preferences of Asian students in Australia
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New paper in Australian Planner co-authored by Dorina Pojani on living preferences of Asian students in Australia

This study investigates changing housing and lifestyle preferences that occur when young people migrate from compact, high-density to low-density, car-oriented environments, through in-depth interviews of East and Southeast Asian university students in Brisbane, Australia. The findings reveal that the majority of international students adapt to their new living environment, and even come to prefer a … Continue reading

3MT Competition is coming up
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3MT Competition is coming up

The UQ Graduate School and SEES invite you to attend the SEES Heat of the 2018 Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) Competition. The 3MT is an academic competition that challenges HDR candidates to describe their research within three minutes to a general audience. 3MT celebrates the discoveries made by research students and encourages their skill in … Continue reading

Students’ global perspective broadened by Hong Kong field trip with Dr Darchen
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Students’ global perspective broadened by Hong Kong field trip with Dr Darchen

Twenty undergraduate and postgraduate students have experienced urban regeneration, adaptive reuse of heritage buildings, natural hazard mitigation, animal habitats and land reclamation initiatives first hand in a UQ|UP international field trip to Hong Kong and Macau. The trip enabled students to learn about the natural landscapes and urban developments in the fast-growing Pearl River Delta region. … Continue reading

Dorina Pojani lecturing on feminist planning at U3A
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Dorina Pojani lecturing on feminist planning at U3A

How cities differ when women design them? In the 20th century, in conjunction with women’s liberation from the bonds of tradition, cities have been created that are very inconvenient for women. A conversation on feminist planning is paramount because nearly 90% of the Australian population lives in cities and gender crosscuts all other ‘vulnerable group’ … Continue reading

New TR-D paper on public perceptions of eco-cars co-authored by Dorina Pojani
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New TR-D paper on public perceptions of eco-cars co-authored by Dorina Pojani

Transport choices are not merely practical decisions but steeped in cultural and societal perceptions. Understanding these latent drivers of behaviour will allow countries to develop and import policies to more successfully promote sustainable transport. Transport symbolism – what people believe their ownership or use of a mode connotes to others about their societal position – … Continue reading

UQ|UP staff pitches at Sparks 1: Igniting Ideas
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UQ|UP staff pitches at Sparks 1: Igniting Ideas

Date: Thursday, 28 June 2018 Time: 4.30-6.30pm Location: Planning Studio (Room 314/315), Steele Building (3) Schedule 4.30pm: Open & Welcome (Prof Gordon Southam) 4.30-5.00pm: Socialising over food and drinks 5.00-5.50pm: 5 minute presentations Dr Amelia Wenger – “The accidental Sherlock Holmes: looking for evidence of management success” Dr Andy Christy – “Green rust: a green … Continue reading

New TR-F article co-authored by Dorina Pojani on car symbolism in post-socialist contexts
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New TR-F article co-authored by Dorina Pojani on car symbolism in post-socialist contexts

This article discusses the mobility intentions of adolescents in Tirana, Albania – one of the least studied areas of Central and Eastern Europe. The main research question – explored through Structural Equation Modelling (SEM) – is whether now, nearly three decades after the demise of state socialism, cars are still considered as a necessity and/or … Continue reading

UQ|UP students presenting at SEES HDR conference on Friday
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UQ|UP students presenting at SEES HDR conference on Friday

The list of planning and human geography students presenting at the conference follows below: Poster session – 12:30-1:30pm Ayodeji Adeniyi (Human Geography) What determines where and when Brisbane residents will move? Fahimeh Khalaj (Planning) Why are cities still building highways? Jasmine Pearson (Human Geography) Pacific Islanders’ knowledge of mangrove ecosystems, Vanua Levu, Fiji: A basis … Continue reading

Redento Recio PhD conferral
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Redento Recio PhD conferral

Congrtulations Dr Recio! Who Governs the ‘Ungovernable’? Examining Governing Relations in Urban Informality Synopsis: The thesis examines an interface that emerges between formal (state-backed) systems and informal mechanisms in the context of a vulnerable condition of thousands of street vendors in Metro Manila’s Baclaran district. Analyzing this interface is critical for urban planners and policy-makers … Continue reading

NTEU Scholarship for postgraduate feminist studies
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NTEU Scholarship for postgraduate feminist studies

The Carolyn Allport Scholarship for Postgraduate Feminist Studies by Research is available for a woman undertaking postgraduate feminist studies, by research, in any discipline, awarding $5000 per year for a maximum of 3 years to the successful applicant. Applicants must be currently enrolled in postgraduate studies, by research, in an academic award of an Australian … Continue reading

Happy anniversary UQ|UP blog!
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Happy anniversary UQ|UP blog!

We started the UQ|UP blog one year ago. Since then we have shared hundreds of news, ideas, and papers with the world. And the world is following us: our blog has been visited more than 7,000 times. Anniversaries are a time to look back at the good times and ahead to wonderful tomorrows. Happy blogging … Continue reading

New ARC grant to Dr Karen McNamara to study population mobility and climate change in the Pacific Islands
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New ARC grant to Dr Karen McNamara to study population mobility and climate change in the Pacific Islands

Transformative human mobilities in a changing climate This project aims to investigate the potential for diverse forms of human mobility, particularly relocation and migration, with climate change adaptation across the Pacific Islands region. The project aims to utilise policy analysis and in-depth case study research, conducted across five countries, to inform the creation of a … Continue reading

Qld female planning academics at Australian Higher Education Women’s Leadership Summit
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Qld female planning academics at Australian Higher Education Women’s Leadership Summit

The Australian Higher Education Women’s Leadership Summit is a major annual event for women at all levels to connect, share ideas and build their leadership skills. Created by Australia’s leading authority on women’s leadership, Women & Leadership Australia, the Summit has been developed in consultation with a broad range of stakeholders across the industry. Continue reading

New Conversation article by Dorina Pojani and Jonathan Corcoran on dockless bikesharing
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New Conversation article by Dorina Pojani and Jonathan Corcoran on dockless bikesharing

The yellow oBikes are set to leave Melbourne, with the Singaporean company reportedly breaking the news to Melbourne City Council on Tuesday morning. The decision came around two weeks after the Environmental Protection Authority issued new rules and fines around stranded bikes. But while oBike crashed quickly (less than a year into its operation), this … Continue reading

Seminar: One-third of global protected land is under intense human pressure
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Seminar: One-third of global protected land is under intense human pressure

In an era of massive biodiversity loss, the greatest conservation success story has been the growth of protected land globally. Protected areas are the primary defense against biodiversity loss, but extensive human activity within their boundaries can undermine this. Using the most comprehensive global map of human pressure, we show that 6 million square kilometers … Continue reading

New article on urban ferry transport co-authored by Dorina Pojani
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New article on urban ferry transport co-authored by Dorina Pojani

Given the magnitude of transport-problems in many large cities, the potential of rivers to serve as transport arteries is being recognized once again. However, some world cities, such as Paris, have failed to maximize their river potential. The Seine remains underutilized by mass commuter ferries serving the local population. Why, in the modern era, has … Continue reading

Inaugural SEES HDR Conference coming up
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Inaugural SEES HDR Conference coming up

The HDR students in SEES are currently pulling together the inaugural SEES HDR Conference, to be held on Friday the 29th of June 2018. The conference will be an opportunity for SEES HDR students to share research findings, practice presentation skills, and receive feedback from their peers. The conference is particularly relevant for any of your … Continue reading

PIA awards open, UQ|UP students encouraged to apply
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PIA awards open, UQ|UP students encouraged to apply

The annual PIA Awards for Planning Excellence demonstrate leading practice, leadership and achievement in planning and the planning profession. The Awards recognise excellence and showcase leading practice across a range of planning disciplines and sectors. Leadership in planning, particularly in the face of adversity, is acknowledged and applauded. In all, the Awards are a chance … Continue reading

Dr Pojani presenting at Smart Cities seminar
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Dr Pojani presenting at Smart Cities seminar

The UQ School of Economics hosted a Smart Cities Workshop on Monday 28 May 2018 to provide a forum for collaboration and ideas sharing on how to address the impact of rapid ditigalisation on urban areas. Over 40 participants from industry and business, academia and government gathered to hear how digital disruption is transforming our economy and … Continue reading

Article co-authored by Dr Pojani on sprawl and inequality reviewed in Planning magazine
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Article co-authored by Dr Pojani on sprawl and inequality reviewed in Planning magazine

Written by Prof Reid Ewing, the review appeared in the April 2018 issue of Planning under the column “Research you can use.” Planning is published by the American Planning Association eleven times a year. It reaches thousands of readers — planners and the public alike — covering innovative ideas that reshape communities across America and … Continue reading

The Great Planning Game is back!
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The Great Planning Game is back!

Created by Dr Roberto Rocco at TU Delft, the Great Planning Game aims to (a) familiarise students with the roles of planners in scenarios of network governance, (b) encourage students to discuss their roles and the ethical values attached to them, and (c) to help students develop tools they might use while performing various planning … Continue reading

Polis PowerPlays, 2018 round
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Polis PowerPlays, 2018 round

Following the established tradition in our Planning Theory course, on Tuesday undergraduate planning students played Polis PowerPlays: A game of complex interactions. How to play PPP? Watch the instructions by the game master, Dr Ralf Muhlberger. Some student reactions to the game: “It was a great game and activity to boost your negotiation, communication and … Continue reading

Honours Research Design Proposal Presentations
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Honours Research Design Proposal Presentations

Friday’s research presentations and the BBQ afterwards were an amazing first for SEES and a success on all levels. We had an extremely high quality set of presentations from four Honours students in planning. These were across a wide range of topics, from housing to gender to historic preservation, and examining social, cultural and economic … Continue reading

Seminar: Measuring Cycling Behavior and Safety
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Seminar: Measuring Cycling Behavior and Safety

Emerging probe data sources from smartphones on on-board devices are able to measure behavior of cyclists with very high resolution. From this, for the first time, we are able to measure relatively precise behavior that allows new insights into exposure, route choice, safety behavior, or technology choice. Probe data, merged with other data sources, can … Continue reading

Seminar: Un-neighbourliness – The neighbourhood context of problems and disputes between neighbours
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Seminar: Un-neighbourliness – The neighbourhood context of problems and disputes between neighbours

In academic research, neighbour relationships are generally viewed as either absent – having gradually been eroded by processes of mobility and privatisation – or as positive in the way they engender greater levels of community resilience, neighbourhood attachment and reduced fear of crime. Yet, despite anecdotal accounts that the incidence of neighbour problems is increasing, … Continue reading

Development Practice annual lecture: Feminist and queer strategies for imagining and enacting other possible worlds
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Development Practice annual lecture: Feminist and queer strategies for imagining and enacting other possible worlds

In the current context of anthropogenic climate change, growing global inequality and widespread loss of confidence in ‘business as usual’, it would seem that never has the time been riper for women to ‘take back the economy’ and re-centre it upon care for people and other species and repair of the planet. In this lecture … Continue reading

New Colombo Plan Scholarship: Applications open!
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New Colombo Plan Scholarship: Applications open!

Applications are now open for the New Colombo Plan (NCP) Scholarship, a prestigious program that funds high achieving undergraduate students to undertake study, language training and internships in 40 countries across the Indo-Pacific region. The New Colombo Plan is a signature initiative of the Australian Government that aims to lift knowledge of the Indo-Pacific in … Continue reading

We are hiring!
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We are hiring!

SEES is currently recruiting a new Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Environmental and Planning Regulation and Policy. Follow the link below for details on this position: jobs.uq.edu.au/caw/en/job/504245/lecturersenior-lecturer-in-environmental-and-planning-regulation-and-policy Closing date for applications: 07 May 2018 (11:55 PM) E. Australia Standard Time   Continue reading

New article on urban transport in the Global South by Dr Dorina Pojani
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New article on urban transport in the Global South by Dr Dorina Pojani

Policy design for sustainable urban transport in the Global South. Authors: Dr Dorina Pojani (UQ) A/Prof Dominic Stead (TU Delft) Many urban areas, both in the Global North and South, are becoming increasingly automobile-dominated and less sustainable. The need to take action is well recognized but all too often governance arrangements and the symbolism attached … Continue reading

OOPS/GEMS Employability Night
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OOPS/GEMS Employability Night

Two SEES student clubs – GEMS and OOPS – are hosting a night to help students focus and refine their skills for finding employment. Industry professionals and alumni will be speaking on the night about how to achieve this. What are the dos and don’ts of becoming a professional? When: Tuesday 17/4, 6-8.00 pm Where: … Continue reading

Planning student awards ceremony
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Planning student awards ceremony

Planning student awards ceremony is coming up! It includes Minister’s prize for best student in year for each year of the BRTP program and best student in the MURP program, and the PIA QLD Awards Launch. When: Tuesday 29/5, 12.30-2.00 Where: Parliamentary Annex. Cost: free (but registration is required) Registration: PIA website We hope to … Continue reading

Documentary film night by MDP: Disaster Capitalism
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Documentary film night by MDP: Disaster Capitalism

When aid and politics meets business, who really gains from the global giving industry? DISASTER CAPITALISM is a compelling documentary that goes inside Afghanistan, Haiti and Papua New Guinea to reveal the dark side of moneymakers and aid exploiters unafraid to make a killing from the misfortune of others. Best-selling journalist and author Antony Loewenstein … Continue reading

Public seminar: Responsive regulation of urban public spaces and their diverse social uses
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Public seminar: Responsive regulation of urban public spaces and their diverse social uses

In the UK and elsewhere, crime, disorder and (in)security have become organizing objectives of urban governance with distinct implications for the manner in which public spaces are planned, designed and regulated. This presentation seeks to reframe debates about the regulation of public space, conceptualized as ‘mediated conviviality’. This perspective simultaneously decentres crime and (in)security as … Continue reading

UQ Chancellor in conversation with UQ|UP development planning students
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UQ Chancellor in conversation with UQ|UP development planning students

Mr Peter Varghese, the Chancellor of The University of Queensland (2016-present), shared his extensive experience in development planning with UQ|UP students in a course on international development in developing countries taught by Dr Sonia Roitman. Mr Varghese’s career in public service spans 40 years and includes senior positions in foreign affairs, trade policy and intelligence. … Continue reading

The Conversation: new article by UQ|UP team on non-motorized transport in Australian cities
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The Conversation: new article by UQ|UP team on non-motorized transport in Australian cities

To understand why Australian cities are far from being meccas for walking and cycling, follow the money. Our research has collated data for all the states and territories and our three biggest cities. We found that cycling and walking receive a tiny fraction of overall transport infrastructure funding. Read the full story in The Conversation. … Continue reading

New article coauthored by Dr Dorina Pojani on aging and mobility in Iranian cities
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New article coauthored by Dr Dorina Pojani on aging and mobility in Iranian cities

Internationally, an age-friendly built environment, including safe, affordable, and convenient transportation, has been identified as crucial in enhancing the quality of life for increasingly large numbers of elderly people. This study presents data on the urban travel and mobility patterns of older adults in Shiraz, Iran – a country where the population is ageing faster … Continue reading

OOPS seminar ‘Women in planning’
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OOPS seminar ‘Women in planning’

The Organization of Planning Students at UQ (OOPS) held a seminar and panel discussion to honor International Women’s Day. Title: Women in Planning Speaker: Dr Dorina Pojani, Senior Lecturer, UQ|UP, Lecture title ‘Sexism and the City’ Panel discussion members: Jenny Roughan, Director at Ethos Urban Olivia Nesbitt, Student planner, Cardno Leanne Chan, Planner, Brisbane City … Continue reading

Sexism and the city
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Sexism and the city

How much has gender shaped our cities? On International Women’s Day, UQ urban planning expert Dr Dorina Pojani explains how battling sexism in the planning industry might lead to more cyclists and fewer dark alleys. Read the full blog post. Happy IWD to all the women planners! Continue reading

New article in Cities coauthored by Dr Dorina Pojani on the links between sprawl, inequality and wellbeing
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New article in Cities coauthored by Dr Dorina Pojani on the links between sprawl, inequality and wellbeing

This study investigates whether income inequality is related to sprawl and wellbeing in American cities. The results do not provide evidence to support the role of income inequality as a mediator of the link between sprawl and well-being. Instead, the results tell a more nuanced story. Specifically, they indicate that consistent with a priori expectations, … Continue reading

Bikeshare masterclass in Sydney
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Bikeshare masterclass in Sydney

Facilitated by Dr Elliot Fishman, this Master Class will cover: · Introduction to bike share systems: from humble beginnings to mega systems of 300,000+ bikes. · Dockless bike share: Understanding best practice in regulation and parking. · What other cities are doing to manage dockless bike share. · Bike share gone wrong: what happened in … Continue reading

PhD student Annie McCabbe’s research on community renewable energy featured on UQ News
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PhD student Annie McCabbe’s research on community renewable energy featured on UQ News

UQ School of Earth and Environmental Sciences PhD research by Annie McCabe has revealed that community renewable energy – community energy – is a new, but growing movement in Australia, in which community organisations could help economically disadvantaged households gain more equitable access to renewable energy. The study, co-authored by UQ’s Dr Pojani and University … Continue reading