New issue of OOPS Connect newsletter is out!
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New issue of OOPS Connect newsletter is out!

Being a small society, OOPS strives to bring the very best opportunities and advancements to its members using UQ|UP’s longstanding relationships with industry sponsors and alumni. As of 2020, OOPS began publishing its Connect Newsletter. This provides students with the opportunity to take part in a professional student publication and to work alongside the executive … Continue reading

New article on public space privatisation in the Journal of Urbanism, co-authored by Dorina Pojani
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New article on public space privatisation in the Journal of Urbanism, co-authored by Dorina Pojani

Academics have decried the erosion of public space under the neoliberal practices that have taken root since the 1980s in cities around the world. However, it is unclear whether users are concerned about the ownership of the urban spaces they use. To find out, this study surveyed users and observed their behaviour in three types … Continue reading

New encyclopedia entry on children’s active school travel, by UQ|UP team
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New encyclopedia entry on children’s active school travel, by UQ|UP team

This article reviews the available literature on children’s active school travel (walking and cycling) around the world. Rates of active travel to school vary substantially by setting but, cycling is much less popular than walking nearly everywhere. Active school travel is more consistently associated with (1) socio-economic and demographic variables including lower socio-economic background of … Continue reading

New paper on NIMBYism in JHBE co-authored by Dorina Pojani
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New paper on NIMBYism in JHBE co-authored by Dorina Pojani

We explore the participation levels of NIMBY (‘Not In My Backyard’) proponents versus other voices at public hearings San Francisco, a city with an exceptionally dire housing crisis. Once very diverse, radical, and bohemian, San Francisco has become the most expensive city in the US, which caters to a wealthy minority—heavily connected to the tech … Continue reading

IJURR forum for HDR students: ‘Becoming an Urban Researcher During a Pandemic’
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IJURR forum for HDR students: ‘Becoming an Urban Researcher During a Pandemic’

UQ|UP HDR students are invited to join peers from around the world to reflect on their experiences doing (or attempting to do) field research during a global, but geographically uneven, pandemic. The discussion will build on the International Journal of Urban and Regional Research’s (IJURR) recently published Spotlight on Becoming an Urban Research During a … Continue reading

Australasian Transport Research Forum (ATRF) is back in Brisbane!
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Australasian Transport Research Forum (ATRF) is back in Brisbane!

The 42nd Australasian Transport Research Forum (ATRF) will take place in Brisbane, between the 8th and 10th December 2021. The conference will use the EasyChair system (https://www.easychair.org/my/conference?conf=atrf2021) and additional information will be made available on the ATRF website (http://atrf.info/) in due course. More information is provided in the Call for Papers below. The transport planning … Continue reading

UQ|UP team wins Faculty of Science COVID Research Recovery Funding
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UQ|UP team wins Faculty of Science COVID Research Recovery Funding

Congratulations to the planning team! In awarding this fund (nearly $50,000), the Faculty noted that our application clearly showed UQ|UP’s commitment to high-quality teaching during the difficult and unexpected circumstances associated with the COVID-19 pandemic, our willingness to take on additional duties to achieve this, the impact this had on our research, and the potential … Continue reading

Dorina Pojani at ACRN’s ‘Speaking Out Series 1’: Inspiring women in urban research
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Dorina Pojani at ACRN’s ‘Speaking Out Series 1’: Inspiring women in urban research

The Australian Cities Research Network is convening the first webinar panel for the new ACRN ‘Speaking Out’ series which focuses on how the urban research community can contribute to addressing issues of gender inequity. Specifically, the ways in which urban research can work to: inform urban policy / practice; contribute to public debate / social movements; … Continue reading

New article on transport poverty in Sustainability, by UQ|UP team
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New article on transport poverty in Sustainability, by UQ|UP team

The widening income gap in post-reform China has given rise to social inequality. Among those, transport poverty and inequality have significantly affected the daily life of low-income groups. While important, this is an under-researched topic in China. This gap in the academic literature is glaring given the country’s urbanization rates, sprawling cities and income differentials. … Continue reading

Sebastien Darchen joins ACRN Committee
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Sebastien Darchen joins ACRN Committee

The Australasian Cities Research Network (ACRN) was established in the early 2000s with the aim of promoting, fostering, championing, and disseminating research relevant to Australian cities and regions. This is achieved via the State of Australian Cities (SOAC) Conference which has been running since 2003. Membership of the ACRN is open to all those engaged … Continue reading

New article on carfree living in Case Studies on Transport Policy, co-authored by Dorina Pojani
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New article on carfree living in Case Studies on Transport Policy, co-authored by Dorina Pojani

This exploratory study examines the motivations of people who live “car-free” by choice in Brisbane, Australia. The Theory of Planned Behaviour is employed as a guiding framework for the analysis. Unlike the “car-less”, the “car-free” are physically and intellectually able to drive, and have sufficient income to purchase and maintain a car, yet they have … Continue reading

Planning student focus groups – all invited
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Planning student focus groups – all invited

BRTP and MURP Students are invited to participate focus groups on the undergraduate and postgraduate program. These focus groups are part of the Reimagining UQ Planning Project which is seeking your feedback and ideas on how to enhance the academic and student experience in the program. The focus groups are designed and led by students. … Continue reading

New article on ridesharing in Journal of Transport Geography, co-authored by UQ|UP team
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New article on ridesharing in Journal of Transport Geography, co-authored by UQ|UP team

Ridesharing and the tech companies that enable it have become household names. However, as research has focused on users rather than non-users, much less is known about the latter. Understanding the characteristics, behaviours, and motivations of non-users is quite important too, if the planning goal is to shift urban populations from private cars to ridesharing. … Continue reading

UQ|UP team wins AURIN grant to study bikeability in Australian cities
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UQ|UP team wins AURIN grant to study bikeability in Australian cities

Bikeability for Transportation: Tools and Data for Research and Practice. This project will develop a new bikeability assessment tool, making it possible to assess and monitor planning, design, infrastructure and policy interventions over time. Combined with AURIN’s existing walkability tool, objective and accessible bikeability measures will support multi‐modal transportation planning with a strong active transportation … Continue reading

Research seminar on planning for climate change adaptation
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Research seminar on planning for climate change adaptation

This research was motivated by a concern that existing societal processes may exacerbate a given socio-ecological system’s susceptibility to the adverse consequences of climate change. Yet, such societal processes are simultaneously underrepresented in adaptation research and practice. The research examined how the problem of climate change adaptation is structured within multi-level policy and planning frameworks. … Continue reading

EDI-C seminar on working parents in academia
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EDI-C seminar on working parents in academia

Successful child raising requires attention, time, effort, energy and goodwill. The responsibility for raising the next generation of citizens is under-valued and falls disproportionately to women. This responsibility impedes women’s progress and success in the workplace, including in universities. This seminar will provide the opportunity to explore how the imbalances inherent in sexist attitudes to … Continue reading

Happy IWD!
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Happy IWD!

Wishing all the incredible women at UQ|UP – students and staff – a very happy International Women’s Day 2021. Thank you for all things you do. Shine on… Not just today but everyday! In 2021, let’s all choose to challenge and call out gender bias in the planning profession and inequality in cities. Let’s seek … Continue reading

Dorina Pojani on ABC News talking about public participation in planning
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Dorina Pojani on ABC News talking about public participation in planning

Development applications lodged with Brisbane City Council are being flooded with proforma submissions in a bid to sway the council’s decision to approve or reject applications, but submitters may be wasting their time. Experts say the system isn’t perfect but provides democratic input for residents. Read the full story, including Dorina’s interview: http://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-03-04/development-applications-flooded-with-submissions/13208310 Continue reading

Dorina Pojani on the Sunshine Coast News talking about gentrification
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Dorina Pojani on the Sunshine Coast News talking about gentrification

The Sunshine Coast faces a battle to keep young families and maintain diversity as surging home prices threaten to “gentrify” the region, a national expert warns. Gentrification happens when wealthier people move into a lower-income area, pushing up house prices and often displacing original residents. Interviewed experts, including UQ|UP’s Dorina Pojani, warn the Sunshine Coast … Continue reading

Dorina Pojani on ABC Radio talking about urban trees and walkability
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Dorina Pojani on ABC Radio talking about urban trees and walkability

Why do we need more trees in Brisbane? What’s the connection between trees and urban transport? UQ|UP’s Dorina Pojani was interviewed by Kelly Higgins-Devine at ABC Radio Brisbane to discuss these issues. The interview aired on 4 Feb, at 8.50 am. Listen to the recording of Mornings: http://www.abc.net.au/radio/brisbane/programs/mornings/mornings/13101292 (min. 22). Continue reading

SI on transport & gender in TR-A, guest edited by Dorina Pojani
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SI on transport & gender in TR-A, guest edited by Dorina Pojani

A Special Issue on transport, gender, & culture, guest-edited by Dorina Pojani (UQ|UP), Lake Sagaris (Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile), & Enrica Papa (University of Westminster), has just been published in Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice. The authors for this special issue have been motivated to explore gender and mobility issues by both … Continue reading

New book chapter on the urban form of informal settlements in the Balkans, by Dorina Pojani
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New book chapter on the urban form of informal settlements in the Balkans, by Dorina Pojani

This chapter analyzes the urban form of informal settlements in the Western Balkans. Informal housing is now a permanent fixture of the urban landscape in this region. Given the widespread and increasing scale of informal settlements, it is important to record their spatial qualities and compare them to informal settlements elsewhere. A five-point framework is … Continue reading

Happy holidays!
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Happy holidays!

We hope this post finds you well. We know that planning colleagues and students around the world are in various stages of lockdown restrictions, and living with the ongoing trauma of disease and death. We send big love and solidarity from UQ|UP. In Brisbane, we were luckly to emerge from our lockdown early on this … Continue reading

UQ|UP staff rake up SEES & Faculty Teaching & Learning awards in 2020
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UQ|UP staff rake up SEES & Faculty Teaching & Learning awards in 2020

Congratulations everyone! Very proud to have such a dedicated urban planning team at UQ who delivered teaching excellence during a most unusual and difficult year. Faculty of Science Award for Excellence in Teaching & Learning – Recognises and rewards individuals and small teams who make a significant contribution to the outstanding Teaching & Learning achievements … Continue reading

Seminar on systems theory and sustainability by David Wadley
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Seminar on systems theory and sustainability by David Wadley

Systems thinking, involving tipping points, phase shifts and entropy, usefully underpins investigation of anthropogenic interaction with the natural milieu. Since the stakes in environmental management are no longer local or regional but global, analysis must move beyond the natural sciences’ cataloguing of the symptoms to probe the causes of the cumulating disruptions gripping the world. … Continue reading

New article on informal settlements in JCCEE, by Dorina Pojani
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New article on informal settlements in JCCEE, by Dorina Pojani

This article analyzes media representations of squatters and their settlements in five case studies in the Western Balkans: the capitals of Albania, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Kosovo, Northern Macedonia, and Serbia, drawing on a database of 300 newspaper articles, dating from 1990 to 2015. The analysis reveals eight themes. The press has: (1) questioned the state’s legitimacy to … Continue reading

Industry webinar organised by UQ|UP’s MURPs
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Industry webinar organised by UQ|UP’s MURPs

UQ|UP MURP students Abena Dankwa and Purnima Rathi have organised an Industry Webinar. Three international graduates from our MURP program have been invited to discuss their experiences in getting planning jobs in Australia. The speakers will provide tips for students about to graduate who are looking for local job opportunities. Speakers include: Katia Salazar Reviakina, … Continue reading

Seminar by Nicole Garofano on plastic food and beverage packaging and sustainability
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Seminar by Nicole Garofano on plastic food and beverage packaging and sustainability

Foods and beverages packaged in plastic are manufactured in developed economies or regional manufacturing hubs and sold globally, including into small island developing states. Research has shown that for SIDS, an increasing dependence on these imported products has resulted in changing food cultures. Increased packaged F&B consumption also contributes to environmental and other human health … Continue reading

Seminar by David Wadley on project management and successful thesis completion
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Seminar by David Wadley on project management and successful thesis completion

UQ|UP’s David Wadley presented an interactive seminar, quite informal and highly pragmatic. It offered some new angles from project management which can help those who are intending to write, or are currently completing, a research thesis. Emphasis was placed on initial aspects (project scope, initiation and risk management) which can condition the entire thesis exercise. … Continue reading

Dorina Pojani on 4zzz radio taking about climate sensitive design
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Dorina Pojani on 4zzz radio taking about climate sensitive design

Brisbane City Council’s latest solution to the climate crisis: an incentive to develop sustainable buildings. These climate-sensitive design practices may be the future but at what cost? What climate-burden are these green buildings carrying and are they damaging to the public purse? Dorina Pojani invited by 4zzz reporter Isabella Cheng to provide her expert opinion; … Continue reading

Dorina Pojani panelist in  Les Ateliers roundtable on sustainable mobility in Tirana
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Dorina Pojani panelist in Les Ateliers roundtable on sustainable mobility in Tirana

UQ|UP Dorina Pojani was invited at a roundtable on sustainable mobility in Tirana, organised by Les Ateliers. Other roundtable participants included Tirana’s Deputy Mayor and the Director of Transport Planning. Les Ateliers | International workshops of planning and urban design is a non profit- organization based in Cergy, France dedicated to co-develop ideas that tackle … Continue reading

OOPS webinar series launch
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OOPS webinar series launch

The OOPS Webinar Series event is now up and running. The first three webinars will be occurring over the next three weeks. These will be open to everyone regardless of whether they are OOPS members or not. Webinar 1: Planning Disciplines, 22nd September (Week 8) Webinar 2: Planning Career, 29th September (Mid-Sem) Webinar 3: Planning … Continue reading

Dorina Pojani delivers plenary speech on TOD design at ISUF2020
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Dorina Pojani delivers plenary speech on TOD design at ISUF2020

ISUF2020 is the annual urban form conference of the International Seminar of Urban Form (www.urbanform.org/). This organisation comprises geographers, architects and historians who study urban morphology. This year’s conference host was the College of Architecture and Planning at the University of Utah. Dorina’s speech was part of the New Voices plennary session, which featured up … Continue reading

Congratulations, Dr Laurel Johnson!
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Congratulations, Dr Laurel Johnson!

On Friday, UQ|UP’s Laurel Johnson will be conferred her PhD degree from The University of Queensland. Heartfelt congratulations to Dr Johnson from the whole UQ|UP community. Laurel is an urban and social planner with over 25 years of experience as a practitioner and an educator/researcher. As well as being a full-time academic at UQ|UP, Laurel … Continue reading

Dorina Pojani on Brisbane Times discussing subtropical urban design in SEQ
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Dorina Pojani on Brisbane Times discussing subtropical urban design in SEQ

If Brisbane is going to survive in increasingly sweltering temperatures, it needs to be compact, green, comfortable to live in and easy to get around. The Queensland capital has a reputation for balmy outdoor living with timber houses, tropical parklands and a lazy river meandering through the suburbs. But simmering humidity in summer months means … Continue reading

New article on built environment heritage preservation in Journal of Housing and the Built Environment, co-authored by Dorina Pojani
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New article on built environment heritage preservation in Journal of Housing and the Built Environment, co-authored by Dorina Pojani

Set in Brisbane–Australia’s third city—this study solicits the views of residents regarding the preservation of the iconic Queenslander houses (late nineteenth century–early twentieth century). Through in-depth interviews with twenty participants, we sought to determine whether owner-occupiers of Queenslanders value this heritage and why, whether they are engaged in its protection, and if so, what their … Continue reading

Upcoming UQ Art Museum event: ‘We Need To Talk About…Architecture and Urbanism in Transition’
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Upcoming UQ Art Museum event: ‘We Need To Talk About…Architecture and Urbanism in Transition’

The quote ‘To speak of cities and present them only as buildings’ by Greek architect and urban planner Constantinos Apostolou Doxiadis (1967) presents a fascinating provocation, as we constantly reconsider the role of buildings and public space. What is the relationship between utopian urbanism and real life cities? And who was Doxiadis? What influence has he had in the … Continue reading

UQ|UP research on gentrification featured by Brisbane Times, Sydney Morning Herald, and Urban Developer
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UQ|UP research on gentrification featured by Brisbane Times, Sydney Morning Herald, and Urban Developer

Gentrification has moved from the CBD to the suburbs of Australia’s three largest cities, in a trend researchers say shows the country’s housing system is “broken”. A University of Queensland team mapped urban renewal and population demographics from 2006 to 2016 to see how the process had spread through Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne. UQ urban … Continue reading

Dorina Pojani on The Fifth Estate discussing new development in South Brisbane
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Dorina Pojani on The Fifth Estate discussing new development in South Brisbane

An inner-city suburb on the Brisbane River could be home to the “greenest residential building in the world” with ambitious plans currently under review by the city’s council. Development plans lodged last week by the Aria Property Group propose a 30-storey “vertical forest” and “a beacon for sustainability in South Brisbane”. Dr Dorina Pojani at … Continue reading

New article on gentrification in Australian Planner, co-authored by Dorina Pojani
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New article on gentrification in Australian Planner, co-authored by Dorina Pojani

This study measures where gentrification has been occurring in the past decade in Australia’s three major cities: Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne. Based on existing theory, an analytical framework is built to locate gentrification, which takes into account various demographic indicators and spatial markers. The findings are quite surprising, and contradict earlier urban geography theories that … Continue reading

Thank you to all our industry partners
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Thank you to all our industry partners

As this semester draws to a close, the UQ|UP team extends heartfelt thanks to all our industry partners. Your brilliance, commitment, and generosity has enabled us to deliver a world-class educational experience to our students, even under these difficult circumstances. Individuals Aunty Ruby Sims, Mununjali and Wangerribura ElderInnes Larkin, Owner and Operator of Mt Barney … Continue reading

Stephanie Wyeth’s MPIA Fellow Elevation
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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 book by Dorina Pojani on transport policy transfer in Southeast Asian cities
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New book by Dorina Pojani on transport policy transfer in Southeast Asian cities

By now, planners everywhere know – more or less – what the ingredients of a sustainable city are, in theory. The problem is that only bits of solutions are being implemented in the cities that most need them, the majority of which are located in the Global South.  Planning for sustainable urban transport in Southeast … Continue reading

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

New Conversation article on parking and liveability, by UQ|UP team
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New Conversation article on parking and liveability, by UQ|UP team

While car parking was a non-negotiable amenity for baby boomers, it is an eyesore to millennials and the up-and-coming iGen. Newer generations want more city and fewer cars. Globally, scrapping car parking is the latest trend in urban planning. What can our cities do about sprawl, congestion and pollution? Tip: scrap car parking | Neil … Continue reading