Stephanie Wyeth’s MPIA Fellow Elevation
News

Stephanie Wyeth’s MPIA Fellow Elevation

We invite you all to celebrate the second virtual elevation of PIA’s newest Queensland Fellow member and UQ|UP member, Stephanie Wyeth. We extend our sincere congratulations to Steph for this highly accomplished achievement. Stephanie Wyeth has more than 20 years’ experience in urban and social planning, with specialist expertise in community and social planning, stakeholder … Continue reading

Jim Walker at World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development at UQ
News

Jim Walker at World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development at UQ

The Research for Development Impact Network (RDI Network) and The University of Queensland invite academics and practitioners from across the development sector to join in a panel session and networking evening online via Zoom. Celebrating World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development on the 21st of May, the panel will explore cultural diversity … Continue reading

Dorina Pojani on the media discussing Covid-19 and transport
Opinion

Dorina Pojani on the media discussing Covid-19 and transport

With thousands of people turning to cycling and walking to get around during the pandemic, how long will the change last – forever, or just until “normal life” resumes? Read Dorina Pojani’s interviews on: Brisbane Times: http://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/national/queensland/how-cycling-and-walking-could-change-in-brisbane-post-pandemic-20200514-p54sx8.html iMove: imoveaustralia.com/thoughtpiece/dorina-pojani-covid-19-transport/ Continue reading

New book chapters on public space by UQ|UP team
Research Papers

New book chapters on public space by UQ|UP team

The Companion to Public Space (Routledge), edited by Vikas Mehta and Danilo Palazzo, draws together an outstanding multidisciplinary collection of specially commissioned chapters that offer the state of the art in the intellectual discourse, scholarship, research, and principles of understanding in the construction of public space. UQ|UP team members have contributed two chapters: Chapter 14: … Continue reading

OOPS Connect Newsletter launched
News

OOPS Connect Newsletter launched

The Organisation of Planning Students (OOPS) at UQ is excited to launch its first newsletter. OOPS Connect highlights issues and projects that are important within the UQ|UP community and showcases the work of those within OOPS. The newsletter also provides updates on recent and upcoming OOPS events. The first issue is available at the following … Continue reading

New paper on parking narratives in Journal of Urbanism, by UQ|UP team
Research Papers

New paper on parking narratives in Journal of Urbanism, by UQ|UP team

Public views and perceptions surrounding parking demand and supply in Australian cities remain underexplored in the academic literature. In this exploratory study, we draw on written and oral qualitative data to set forth popular narratives and sentiments on parking supply and demand. We reveal two competing storylines. The first and more traditional one casts (free) … Continue reading

New article in Habitat International on rural culture in China, coauthored by Laurel Johnson
Research Papers

New article in Habitat International on rural culture in China, coauthored by Laurel Johnson

Rapid urbanization, especially in many developing countries, is accompanied by the decline of rural populations and rural culture. Tangwan village in Shanghai in China is a typical case. Based on the theory of production of space, this article presents spatial production of rural culture from three dimensions: ideological space, superficial space and everyday life space, … Continue reading

New article on highway removal in Transport Reviews, by UQ|UP team
Research Papers

New article on highway removal in Transport Reviews, by UQ|UP team

A scientific consensus has recently emerged suggesting that the dominant 20th century paradigm of solving transportation congestion problems by building more freeways failed. The legacy of the freeway construction era is clearly visible in polluted and congested cities worldwide. To battle these ills, planning academics have been promoting more sustainable built form aligned with dedicated … Continue reading

New book chapter on transport policy transfer between China and Africa, coauthored by Dorina Pojani
Research Papers

New book chapter on transport policy transfer between China and Africa, coauthored by Dorina Pojani

Since 1978, when China embarked on a new period of economic reforms and introduced open door policies, it has experienced a great urban transformation. The role of transport has proved indispensable in this unprecedented rapid urbanisation and economic growth. As the first research-focused book dedicated to this important topic, the Handbook on Transport and Urban … Continue reading

Seminar on climate-resilient infrastructure
News

Seminar on climate-resilient infrastructure

Drawing from theories of urban and environmental planning, Dr. Elnaz Torabi will share her research to date in the field of resilience and adaptation to climate change for critical infrastructure. Using the key findings from interviews with experts in the water sector in Australia, the seminar will explore the main resilience strategies and some of … Continue reading

Brisbane: University climate strike!
News

Brisbane: University climate strike!

Join university students around Australia for a national day of climate action! Bushfire season is not yet over, and thousands of people across Australia will be facing unemployment, homelessness, and huge costs for repairs or relocation. Meanwhile, Australia’s corporate elite, backed up by both sides of government, are digging their heels in refusing to shift … Continue reading

Launching the Minister’s Planning Awards at UQ
News

Launching the Minister’s Planning Awards at UQ

Kerry Doss, Deputy Director-General Planning Group, Department of State Development, Manufacturing, Infrastructure and Planning, presented at UQ yesterday. Kerry launched the Minister’s Planning Awards and invited expressions of interest from UQ|UP Students for a possible paid internship program in 2020. Kerry has held various roles with Brisbane City Council, Queensland State government, New South Wales … Continue reading

New article on public space privatisation in Cities, co-authored by Dorina Pojani
Research Papers

New article on public space privatisation in Cities, co-authored by Dorina Pojani

In the last four decades, public space production has shifted from being predominantly led by the public sector to include a greater variety of private actors, large and small, for-profit and non-profit. This study, set in Liverpool, England, analyses and compares three variations of the privatization of public space production: entirely private development; public private … Continue reading

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

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

Welcome Dr Dr Sara Alidoust
News

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
News / Research Papers

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

Dorina Pojani on the Courier Mail discussing townhouse development in Brisbane
News

Dorina Pojani on the Courier Mail discussing townhouse development in Brisbane

Brisbane residents resist townhouses. There has been an outcry at plans for additional townhouse development in Griffin yet Dr Pojani argues that there ought to be more of this ‘missing middle’ housing typology. Read the full story: http://www.couriermail.com.au/questnews/north-lakes-times/griffin-residents-voice-townhouse-discontent-as-poor-design-chokes-liveability/news-story/ee928e3f13378cf39e41cd880007b130 Continue reading

New article on subtropical urban design in Journal of Environmental Planning and Management, by UQ|UP team
Research Papers

New article on subtropical urban design in Journal of Environmental Planning and Management, by UQ|UP team

Faced with global warming, Australia aims to wean itself from mechanical approaches to cooling homes. Cities are searching for passive solutions to residential development. These involve the use of porches, basements, natural ventilation, tree shading and the like. In 2016, the Brisbane City Council introduced the New World City Design Guide: Buildings that Breathe (BtB), … Continue reading

New article on planning education in JPER, by Dorina Pojani and Anthony Kimpton
Research Papers

New article on planning education in JPER, by Dorina Pojani and Anthony Kimpton

This study examines the conceptualizations of planning research by more than 200 Masters students enrolled in planning schools located throughout four continents. The study is set in the context of theories on the two main traditions of planning thought: ‘planning as a social science’ and ‘planning as design’. The findings reveal that planning students typically … Continue reading

Dorina Pojani lectures on gender issues in planning at the University of Catania, Italy
News

Dorina Pojani lectures on gender issues in planning at the University of Catania, Italy

On Friday, UQ|UP’s Dorina Pojani gave a guest lecture on gender issues in urban planning at the University of Catania, Italy. The lecture was hosted by Professor Francesco Martinico and attended by upper level architecture students in the Siracusa seat. Founded in 1434, the University of Catania is the oldest in Sicily. Currently, its student … Continue reading

Planning seminar on women’s work-family trajectories in Germany
News

Planning seminar on women’s work-family trajectories in Germany

Women’s life courses underwent substantial changes in the family and work domains in the second half of the 20th century. The associated fundamental changes in opportunity structures and values challenged the importance of families of origin for individual life courses, but two separate research strands suggest enduring within-family reproduction of women’s family behavior and work … Continue reading

Seminar on the definition of the urban
News

Seminar on the definition of the urban

Alongside People and Plans and The Urban Revolution, Whose City? ushered in a significant sophistication of urban theory. Yet, ironically, the question of which city has become one we less often ask ourselves these days. The two questions – of whose city and which city – are hardly separate. Yet rarely is the city treated … Continue reading

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

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
Research Papers

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
News

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
News

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
News

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
News

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
News

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
News

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

Dorina Pojani interviewed by Swedish Network for Feminist Urban Planning
News / Opinion

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
Research Papers

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
Opinion

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): http://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
Research Papers

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
News

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
News

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
Research Papers

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
News / Opinion

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
Research Papers

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
News

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
News

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
News

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
Research Papers

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

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

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
News

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
News

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
Research Papers

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
News

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)
News

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)
News

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
News

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
News

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
Research Papers

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
Research Papers

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
News

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!
News

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
News

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
Research Papers

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: http://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
Research Papers

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
Research Papers

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
Research Papers

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!
News

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
News

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
News

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
Research Papers

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
News

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
News

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