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

Seminar on regional economic impacts of decarbonisation
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Seminar on regional economic impacts of decarbonisation

The decarbonisation of the economy would bring multiple benefits but also costs. In particular, some of the costs will be focused on regions that economically rely on industries linked to high carbon footprints. To underpin informed decision making for future transitions, we propose an ‘economic vulnerability to decarbonisation’ (EVD) index that aims to describe how … 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

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

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

We are hiring!
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We are hiring!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Congratulations Dr Andri Supriatna!
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Congratulations Dr Andri Supriatna!

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

Upcoming seminar on spatial optimization
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Upcoming seminar on spatial optimization

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

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

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

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

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

Field trip course in Indonesia
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Field trip course in Indonesia

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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