New UQ|UP article on urban planning and public health in Journal of Planning History
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New UQ|UP article on urban planning and public health in Journal of Planning History

Modern urban planning is intricately linked to public health concerns, with early twentieth-century planners segregating land uses and regulating development to help improve public health. Over time, this segregation created sprawling cities, now associated with poor health outcomes. This research explores how “ideas, interests, and institutions” (the 3Is) related to public health and planning have … Continue reading

New article on cycling in Policy Design and Practice, co-authored by Dorina Pojani
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New article on cycling in Policy Design and Practice, co-authored by Dorina Pojani

In Singapore, cycling serves only two percent of daily commuter trips. Whenever cycling is discussed in relation to tropical settings, weather and climate are cited as major barriers to success. Commentators based in temperate climate zones assume that stifling heat, humidity, monsoon rains, and severe thunderstorms preclude the adoption of cycling in the tropics. Drawing … Continue reading

Vacancy: Lecturer in Environmental and Planning Regulation and Policy
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Vacancy: Lecturer in Environmental and Planning Regulation and Policy

The School of Earth and Environmental Sciences is advertising for a new Lecturer in Environmental and Planning Regulation and Policy. The application closing date is Monday 14 October 2019, 11:00pm. We invite interested candidates to apply through the link below below: UQ Jobs – http://search.jobs.uq.edu.au/caw/en/job/508366/lecturer-in-environmental-and-planning-regulation-and-policy Continue reading

Renee Zahnow giving 2019 Paul Bourke Public Lecture on using big data to identify crime patterns
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Renee Zahnow giving 2019 Paul Bourke Public Lecture on using big data to identify crime patterns

The University of Queensland’s School of Social Science invites you to attend the 2019 Paul Bourke Public Lecture presented by Dr Renee Zahnow.  The majority of crime events in urban spaces are unplanned and take place during the course of everyday legitimate activities. Despite a long standing theoretical interest in the spatial routines that structure … Continue reading

Laurel Johnson speaking about transport disadvantage in Brisbane suburbs
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Laurel Johnson speaking about transport disadvantage in Brisbane suburbs

Transport infrastructure and transport services are vital to a city’s function. Transport connects citizens to employment, goods, services and each other. Despite this shared understanding of the central role of transport in urban life, for some city residents, the cost, availability, reliability, convenience and/or quality of transport constrain their access to the city’s assets. These … Continue reading

Dorina Pojani lectures on sustainable transport and feminist planning at University of Los Andes, Colombia
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Dorina Pojani lectures on sustainable transport and feminist planning at University of Los Andes, Colombia

Founded in 1948 in Bogota, Universidad de los Andes is regarded as the top university in Colombia and one of the best in Latin America. It offers education in urbanism, architecture and design, as well as environmental/transport engineering. In the past week, Dr Dorina Pojani delivered guest lectures on sustainable transport planning and gender issues … Continue reading

Dorina Pojani discusses parking issues at the Pontifical University of Chile
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Dorina Pojani discusses parking issues at the Pontifical University of Chile

Parking, albeit pedestrian, is an international issue of rising importance. Worldwide, the amount of land dedicated to the storage of motor vehicles is substantial and urgently needs to be carefully enumerated and then reconsidered in the context of progress towards an environmentally, economically, and socially sustainable urban future. Cities need to develop better ways to … Continue reading

Seminar on inequality and city size in OECD countries
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Seminar on inequality and city size in OECD countries

As cities grow, both the productivity of their inhabitants and their income distribution are expected to change. While the empirical literature has widely shown how productivity (and income) changes with city size, empirical evidence on the effects on income inequality remains very limited. In addition, the few papers that study the relationship between city size … Continue reading

We are hiring!
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We are hiring!

UQ|UP is growing. We are looking for a new Lecturer in Planning (Level B) to join our team. This is a full-time, continuing, tenure-track position. For more details, visit: http://search.jobs.uq.edu.au/caw/en/job/508124/lecturer-in-planning. The application deadline is 30 August 2019. Hurry! Continue reading

Dorina Pojani interviewed by Swedish Network for Feminist Urban Planning
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Dorina Pojani interviewed by Swedish Network for Feminist Urban Planning

The Swedish Network for Feminist Urban Planning was initiated for the purpose of developing the concept and making relevant research more easy to use for practitioners. NFUP newsletters typically include two interviews, one with an academic and one with a practitioner. Dr Pojani gave an interview on women’s safety in public space. Read the interview … Continue reading

New book on parking by UQ|UP team – now available to pre-order from Elsevier
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New book on parking by UQ|UP team – now available to pre-order from Elsevier

Most parking research to date has been conducted in Western countries. Parking: An International Perspective is different. Taking a planetary view of urbanism, this book examines parking policies in 12 cities on five continents: Auckland, Bangkok, Doha, Los Angeles, Melbourne, Nairobi, Rotterdam, Santiago, Sao Paulo, Shenzhen, Singapore, and Tokyo. Chapters are similarly structured, and contain … Continue reading

Dorina Pojani on ABC Radio Brisbane talking about demographic change in Australian inner cities
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Dorina Pojani on ABC Radio Brisbane talking about demographic change in Australian inner cities

In just ten years, the inner city populations of Australia’s biggest state capitals have boomed. But where is this growth coming from? While Australian inner cities are “youthifying” and somewhat “studentifying”, they aren’t “familifying”. Listen to the full interview on ABC Radio Brisbane, Afternoons program (start at min. 5.40): www.abc.net.au/radio/brisbane/programs/afternoons/afternoons/11250630 Continue reading

New article on gated communities in China in Journal of Urban Design, co-authored by Dorina Pojani
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New article on gated communities in China in Journal of Urban Design, co-authored by Dorina Pojani

The Chinese government has recently issued a directive that calls for an end to gated communities. The aim is to halt the construction of new gated communities, and gradually open existing gated communities to the public. This paper examines the challenges of implementing the new directive in Shanghai, where more than 80% of residential communities … Continue reading

ANZAPS2019: Goodbye
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ANZAPS2019: Goodbye

ANZAPS2019 concluded on Friday, after two days packed with presentations, discussions, and activities. It was our pleasure to host delegates from all over Australia, New Zealand, and farther afield. We hope that attendees left the conference with tips for building meaningful and enduring research links with government, industry and the community. The host of ANZAPS2020 … Continue reading

Seminar on intercity migration in Spain
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Seminar on intercity migration in Spain

In Spain, economic disparities between regions have traditionally played a relevant role in migration. Nevertheless, during the previous high-instability period, analyses provided conflicting results about the effect of these variables. In this work, we aim to determine the role that labour market factors play in internal migration during the Great Recession, paying special attention to … Continue reading

UQ|UP Research Paper 5 on ANZAPS2019
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UQ|UP Research Paper 5 on ANZAPS2019

The fifth paper in the series is out! This is a Special Issue which consists of the ANZAPS2019 Book of Abstracts. ANZAPS is the annual conference of the Australia and New Zealand Association of Planning Schools. In 2019, the Conference was jointly hosted by The University of Queensland and Griffith University in Brisbane, Australia. Title: … Continue reading

Dorina Pojani interviewed by Matters Journal on role of technology in the city
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Dorina Pojani interviewed by Matters Journal on role of technology in the city

Matters asked some experts to comment on the scientific accuracy of popular sci-fi narratives. Black Mirror, in particular, has turned casual prophesying of technological dystopia into a mainstream cultural phenomenon. But this ever-present sense of looming dystopia is not always based on a clear or detailed picture of our world. Matters asked a few experts … Continue reading

New article in the International Journal of Architectural Research on urban design of informal settlements, by Dorina Pojani
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New article in the International Journal of Architectural Research on urban design of informal settlements, by Dorina Pojani

While a substantial amount of study of informal settlements has been undertaken, they remain largely unstudied in terms of urban form. The purpose of this article is to set forth a conceptual framework, which considers the context in which informality takes place, the settlement itself, the houses contained therein, the dwellers of those houses and … Continue reading

Freshmen BRTP students first fieldtrip in Brisbane
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Freshmen BRTP students first fieldtrip in Brisbane

About 100 students from our Introduction to Planning course, taught by Laurel Johnson, went on their first fieltrip around South Brisbane. They visited important local landmarks, including: Common Ground Building, a social housing project which provides 146 units for a 50/50 mix of low-income and formerly homeless people and also offers support services on site. … Continue reading

PIA Queensland Student Academic Prizes announced
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PIA Queensland Student Academic Prizes announced

These awards recognise excellence in planning studies, and are a chance for teachers, friends, and families to celebrate and reward outstanding performers. The Awards for Planning Excellence 2019 was hosted by Wendy Evans, PIA Queensland President, and attended by Hon. Cameron Dick, MP, Minister for State Development, Manufacturing, Infrastructure and Planning, who also presented the … Continue reading

Call for Student Leaders to attend University Scholars Leadership Symposium in Kuala Lumpur
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Call for Student Leaders to attend University Scholars Leadership Symposium in Kuala Lumpur

The Government of Malaysia and Humanitarian Affairs Asia is looking for 10 Outstanding Student Leaders to attend the 10th University Scholars Leadership Symposium 2019 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia from August 1 to 7. Student Leaders are sought with the following qualities: Passionate about social change. Active global citizens. Well-versed in current affairs and appreciate cultural … Continue reading

UQ|UP Research Paper 4 on Shanghai’s growth and morphology
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UQ|UP Research Paper 4 on Shanghai’s growth and morphology

The fourth paper in the series is out! This paper documents Shanghai’s morphological transformations during the five ‘classic’ periods in modern Chinese urban history and theory: (a) pre-1911, the period leading to the demise of Imperialism; (b) 1912-1948, the pre-communist Republic of China established though the Xinhai Revolution; (c) 1949-1978, People’s Republic of China under … Continue reading

Broad media coverage of Dorina Pojani’s research on transport symbolism
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Broad media coverage of Dorina Pojani’s research on transport symbolism

Taking public transport can be a source of pride or a source of shame, according to our research. Read the media coverage: ABC Radio National: www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/lifematters/cultural-barriers-to-transport-change/11107774 The Age: www.theage.com.au/national/queensland/social-stigma-a-barrier-to-public-transport-use-study-finds-20190508-p51lcf.html Brisbane Times: www.brisbanetimes.com.au/national/queensland/social-stigma-a-barrier-to-public-transport-use-study-finds-20190508-p51lcf.html ABC Radio Melbourne: www.abc.net.au/radio/melbourne/programs/afternoons/afternoons/11065104 (~20 min in) ABC Radio Brisbane: www.abc.net.au/radio/brisbane/programs/afternoons/afternoons/11085694 (~1 hour, 18 min in) Outlook India: www.outlookindia.com/newsscroll/indians-chinese-reluctant-to-use-public-transport-study/1531044 Continue reading

PIA awards ceremony coming up
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PIA awards ceremony coming up

This year’s PIA Launch of the 33rd Queensland Awards for Planning Excellence will be held at Parliament House on 29 May. Several UQ|UP students are getting awards! UQ|UP staff will be there to support our brilliant students and to meet up with old friends too. For more information: www.planning.org.au/events/event/QLD-Awards-Launch-2019. RSVP. Continue reading

New paper on cycling in New York in Journal of Transport Geography, by UQ|UP team
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New paper on cycling in New York in Journal of Transport Geography, by UQ|UP team

This study maps and models the effect of weather on cycling in New York whilst controlling for several built and natural environment characteristics and temporal factors. To this end, we draw on 12 months of disaggregate trip data from the Citibike public bicycle sharing scheme (PBSP) in New York, currently the largest public bicycle sharing system … Continue reading

OOPS fundraising BBQ
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OOPS fundraising BBQ

OOPS – the Organization of Planning Students at UQ – is holding its annual fundraising BBQ. Support our students by attending! The funds raised through the BBQ are used for OOPS’s professional events, such as seminars and information sessions, which take place throughout the year. When: 7 May 2019, 11.00 am to 2.00 pm or … Continue reading

The Minister’s Town Planning Prize nominations are open
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The Minister’s Town Planning Prize nominations are open

Nominate an outstanding student planner today The Minister’s Town Planning Prize, run by the Department of State Development, Manufacturing, Infrastructure and Planning, has changed. This year we’re seeking submissions for two awards: the Minister’s Planning Award 2019, previously the Minister’s Town Planning Prize and a new award, the Woman in Planning Award 2019, which will be … Continue reading

New article on public transport symbolism in Journal of Transport Geography, co-authored by Dorina Pojani
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New article on public transport symbolism in Journal of Transport Geography, co-authored by Dorina Pojani

The use of different forms of public transport connotes different symbolic meanings across national cultures. This has relevance when encouraging the uptake of public transport in Asia’s megacities such as Beijing or Chennai, where rapid deterioration in air quality has been partly attributed to a rapid increase in private motorised transport ownership and usage. Yet … Continue reading

SDGs open lecture by Sonia Roitman
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SDGs open lecture by Sonia Roitman

The Department of Architecture, in collaboration with the Department of Sociology, at National University of Cuyo (Argentina) held an Open Lecture to discuss the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in Argentina. UQ|UP Sonia Roitman was the guest speaker, presenting on ‘Urban policies and the Sustainable Development Goals in Mendoza’. She discussed the UN Framework for the … Continue reading

Sonia Roitman lecturing in Argentina on role of urban planning in Sustainable Development Goals (SDG11)
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Sonia Roitman lecturing in Argentina on role of urban planning in Sustainable Development Goals (SDG11)

UQ|UP’s Sonia Roitman delivered a guest lecture to students of final year of Architecture at the National University of Cuyo in Mendoza, Argentina. The lecture provided an overview of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and in particular the ‘Urban Goal’ (SDG11: To achieve inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable cities and human settlements’). Students discussed the … Continue reading

Call for papers: Special Issue in TR-A on transport and gender (Dorina Pojani, guest editor)
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Call for papers: Special Issue in TR-A on transport and gender (Dorina Pojani, guest editor)

Special Issue: Transportation Research: Part A (TR-A) Transport, Gender, Culture Research on gender issues in urban transportation planning is paramount because more than half of the world’s population now lives in cities, women make up half of the general population, and gender crosscuts all other ‘vulnerable group’ considerations. Issues of transport equity, inclusion, and justice … Continue reading

UQ Chancellor Q&A with postgraduate planning students
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UQ Chancellor Q&A with postgraduate planning students

UQ Chancellor Mr Peter Varghese was a guest speaker this week in PLAN7612 (Global South Cities), coordinated by Sonia Roitman. Mr Varghese participated for a second year in a Q&A session on International Development and shared his personal view on international development, international relations and the role of Australia with postgraduate students from Urban Planning, … Continue reading

OOPS presents: Women in Planning 2019
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OOPS presents: Women in Planning 2019

Forty UQ|UP students and staff joined the Organisation of Planning Students (OOPS) for a night of insight into the various roles women play in planning and its related industries. Across the built environment industry, women play a vital role in our planning system. This evening involved speakers discussing personal career journeys and development, as well … Continue reading

Gillian Cornish at ANU’s biannual Myanmar Update
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Gillian Cornish at ANU’s biannual Myanmar Update

Gillian Cornish, a UQ|UP PhD candidate, together with Elizabeth Rhoads, a PhD candidate at Kings College, recently presented at the ANU’s biannual Myanmar Update. Their paper investigates how ordinary Yangon residents navigate uncertainty in their day-to-day lives in accessing housing security. They differentiate between legal uncertainty, where legal outcomes are unpredictable or unknowable, and everyday … Continue reading

New Conversation article on street vendors’ self-help strategies in Manila, by Redento Recio
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New Conversation article on street vendors’ self-help strategies in Manila, by Redento Recio

Redento Recio, who completed his PhD in Planning at UQ in 2018, has published an article in The Conversation today. The article is based on his PhD thesis. The article discusses the practices developed by street vendors in Metro Manila (Philippines) to use public space to develop their livelihoods, constantly negotiating with planning authorities and … Continue reading

Seminar on female-driven change in informal settlements in Indonesia, by Sonia Roitman
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Seminar on female-driven change in informal settlements in Indonesia, by Sonia Roitman

This presentation examines the positive and fast change created by Kalijawi, a community-based organisation formed by women who live in informal settlements in Yogyakarta, Indonesia since its creation in 2012. These women (and their families) are ‘deprived’ (Marcuse, 2009) and marginalised citizens who live in urban areas prone to floods that lack basic services and … Continue reading

UQ|UP members finalists in Faculty of Science Awards!
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UQ|UP members finalists in Faculty of Science Awards!

The Faculty of Science at the University of Queensland announced the Finalists for the Faculty of Science Awards 2018. Congratulations to Laura Harvey, UQ|UP student (Bachelor of Regional and Town Planning) – finalist in the ‘Future Superstars – Undergraduate student’ category. Well done Laura! PLAN3200/7200 ‘Exploring development complexities’, the UQ Indonesia field trip course team … Continue reading

Seminar on migration in China by Aude Bernard
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Seminar on migration in China by Aude Bernard

Internal migration trends in China are well documented, but existing studies rely almost exclusively on period measures applied to cross-sectional data. In this seminar, Dr Bernard will adopt a cohort perspective to analyse migration levels and patterns and reasons for moving in China. She will apply a series of newly developed cohort measures to nationally … Continue reading

UQ|UP research on suburban high streets featured in the Brisbane press
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UQ|UP research on suburban high streets featured in the Brisbane press

New research by UQ|UP, by former MURP student Enshan Hooi and Dr Dorina Pojani, studied 10 of Brisbane’s suburbs and how their high streets are designed. The research was featured by Brisbane Times, and Dr Pojani was interviewed by journalist Lucy Stone for the paper. Read the full piece: www.brisbanetimes.com.au/national/queensland/walking-through-beauty-how-brisbane-s-high-streets-could-change-the-way-we-live-20190122-p50sy1.html The research was also featured … Continue reading

New book chapters on informal settlements by UQ|UP team members
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New book chapters on informal settlements by UQ|UP team members

A new edited book on urban informality is out! The ‘Rutledge Handbook on Informal Urbanization‘ has been edited by Roberto Rocco and Jan van Ballegooijen at Delft University of Technology. It contains a collection of 25 case studies on urban informality, which examine the processes of informal urbanization in different socio-political and cultural setttings. Dorina … Continue reading

New article on high street design quality in Journal of Urban Design, co-authored by Dorina Pojani
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New article on high street design quality in Journal of Urban Design, co-authored by Dorina Pojani

If well planned and designed, suburban high streets can fulfil important economic functions and carry social significance, in addition to allowing for the passage of traffic. However, in newer cities which have been built around the automobile, suburban high streets have struggled to attract and retain customers. This study quantitatively assesses the design quality of … Continue reading

New article in Journal of Environmental Planning and Management on east-west policy transfer, by Dorina Pojani
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New article in Journal of Environmental Planning and Management on east-west policy transfer, by Dorina Pojani

This article focuses on west-east planning policy transfers in Europe – the movement of ideas, principles, priorities, and processes related to the development, implementation and evaluation of planning policy. It examines the case of Albania, where various activities to promote the transfer of policy have taken place over the last quarter century. Since the end … Continue reading

Happy New Year!
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Happy New Year!

There was a lot to see and do across Brisbane this New Year’s Eve with a stunning fireworks display along the Brisbane River! A spectacular light show set the night alight from barges at South Bank, Eagle Street Pier and Portside Wharf. Enjoy the rest of our sunny summer and spend time exploring Brisbane. Continue reading

Welcome our new environmental planner
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Welcome our new environmental planner

Dr Bettina Bluemling is joins us from Utrecht University, the Netherlands. She is also visiting professor at the Fujian Agriculture and Forestry University, China. Her research focuses on the governance of regional social-ecological systems in developing countries and transition economies. She looks at how policies developed on a global and national scale are reconfigured by … Continue reading

Confirmation seminar on metropolitan strategic planning by Jeffrey Humphreys
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Confirmation seminar on metropolitan strategic planning by Jeffrey Humphreys

This research is focused on the intersection of four factors that critically influence the urban structure of the four large Australian metropolitan regions: population growth, the emerging geography of jobs, options for housing and transport infrastructure investment. How can these issues be meaningfully investigated? The research explores the utility of the Strategic Choice Approach in … Continue reading

New Conversation article by UQ|UP team on urban transport and hi-tech
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New Conversation article by UQ|UP team on urban transport and hi-tech

High-tech companies and venture capitalists have been striving to break into the transport and mobility market. Between 2016 and 2018, venture capital investment in urban technology surpassed that of many other areas, including pharmaceuticals and artificial intelligence. Almost 70% of this investment was in mobility. The battle to be the Amazon (or Netflix) of transport by … Continue reading

Seminar on globalization and world cities
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Seminar on globalization and world cities

This seminar will draw on the Globalization and World Cities (GaWC) research network’s state-of the-art methodology and tailored data gathering to present a large-scale analysis of the trajectories of individual cities and regions in the world city network between 2000 and 2018. The GaWC methodology examines cities’ network centralities by examining how advanced producer services … Continue reading

Seminar on the effect of travel-time on location choice in Australian cities
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Seminar on the effect of travel-time on location choice in Australian cities

How does travel-time affect where people choose to live and work? In the first half of this seminar, Stuart will present the results of his ongoing research into the relationship between location choice and travel-time in Australian cities. The intuition underlying Stuart’s research is that commuting data reveals information on people’s preferences for home and work … Continue reading

Dorina Pojani at 4th World Metropolitan Transport Development Forum in Beijing
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Dorina Pojani at 4th World Metropolitan Transport Development Forum in Beijing

This forum, the 4th in a series, brought together a group of selected transport experts from academia and industry to share their experience and knowledge in transportation governance and new transportation technologies. This year, the theme of the forum was Green, Intelligent and Shared Transport in New Era: Innovation and Governance. The forum took place … Continue reading

The Keeble Lecture 2018: “Impacts of global migration on Queensland places” by Ursula Kerr
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The Keeble Lecture 2018: “Impacts of global migration on Queensland places” by Ursula Kerr

The Keeble Lecture is held every year by PIA Queensland in honour of Lewis Bingham Keeble, the Foundation Professor of Regional and Town Planning, The University of Queensland. A generation of town planners throughout Australia will share memories of a truly remarkable man who founded a thriving town planning school in the less than hospitable … Continue reading

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

Sonia Roitman presents at Informal Urbanism Symposium in Sydney: Proceedings available
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Sonia Roitman presents at Informal Urbanism Symposium in Sydney: Proceedings available

In September 2018, the University of Sydney organised a one-day symposium to discuss informal urbanism in the Asia Pacific region. UQ|UP’s Sonia Roitman presented her research on grassroots strategies for a more inclusive city in Yogyakarta, Indonesia. The conference proceedings have been published, and all presentations and recordings are available for download. Access these documents … Continue reading

SEQ home to PIA National Congress 2019
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SEQ home to PIA National Congress 2019

Planning Institue of Australia (PIA) National Congress will be held 15 – 17 May 2019 in the Gold Coast. The Call for Abstracts is currently open. There is the opportunity for accepted abstracts to submit a paper for peer review and online publication. PIA would love to receive abstracts from academic peers and hopes to … 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

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

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

Congratulations Dr Luftun Lata!
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Congratulations Dr Luftun Lata!

Congratulations Dr Lutfun Lata! The PhD degree has been conferred to Lata! Lata’s thesis discusses ‘Counter-space’ and the spatial politics of the use of public space in a slum in Dhaka, Bangladesh. She uses the ideas of Lefebvre to discuss the actions and subtle practices of poor residents to secure their livelihoods contesting the role … 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