Trophy Cities by Dorina Pojani receives first review in JAPA
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Trophy Cities by Dorina Pojani receives first review in JAPA

A very positive review of Dr Pojani’s book, Trophy Cities, has just been published in the Journal of the American Planning Association. The review is by Dr Megan E. Heim LaFrombois at Auburn University. It’s available online here, with free access until October: https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/01944363.2022.2070409 Feel free to share the review on social media, using the hashtag #JAPAplanning and … Continue reading

Welcome Krismiyati!
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Welcome Krismiyati!

Meet our new PhD student in planning, Ms Kris Tasrin. She just joined UQ|UP from Indonesia and will embark upon a four-year research project about the new capitals of Egypt and Indonesia – under the supervision of Drs Dorina Pojani and Sara Alidoust. Kris will be in Chamberlain – come by to say hi! Continue reading

Dorina Pojani on New Books Network talking about her book Trophy Cities
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Dorina Pojani on New Books Network talking about her book Trophy Cities

The New Books Network is a consortium of author-interview podcast channels dedicated to raising the level of public discourse by introducing scholars and other serious writers to a wide public via new media. Listen to Dorina’s interview by Ingrid Bayley on NBN: https://newbooksnetwork.com/trophy-cities Ingrid is a PhD candidate in geography at the University of Queensland. Continue reading

New article on public space in Urban Design and Planning, by UQ|UP team
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New article on public space in Urban Design and Planning, by UQ|UP team

This study centres on alternative public space in Indonesian cities in the post-Reformation era. Through in-depth interviews with experts and personal observations of a variety of public spaces in Bandung and Surabaya, the authors explore: (a) the concept of ‘alternative public space’ in the context of Indonesian cities, (b) the actors that have driven the … Continue reading

Sufian Almubarak confirmed as PhD candidate
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Sufian Almubarak confirmed as PhD candidate

Sufian joined UQ|UP from Imam Muhammad bin Saud University, one of the most prestigious universities in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. He has received a full scholarship to study in Australia. His research will focus on car-free lifestyles among residents of sprawling cities in Saudi Arabia and Australia. Sufian is supervised by Drs Dorina Pojani … Continue reading

New OOPS Awards Night launched!
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New OOPS Awards Night launched!

For the first time ever, OOPS is hosting an OOPS Awards Night! From 2022 on, this event will be held annually to recognise the achievements of UQ|UP students and staff. These awards are inclusive of all planning-related degrees in both undergraduate and postgraduate divisions. The awards are branched into three categories which include Academic Awards, … Continue reading

Congratulations, Tmnit!
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Congratulations, Tmnit!

Tmnit Halefom was just awarded her MPhil degree. Sincere congratulations on this major accomplishment! Tmnit’s thesis research focused on active transport, in particular the traffic stress that cyclists experience in Brisbane. Her next stop is Melbourne, where she is embarking on PhD journey – fully funded by the University of Swinburne. At UQ|UP, we are … Continue reading

Sebastien Darchen on GEMS panel discussing the 2032 Olympic Games in Brisbane
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Sebastien Darchen on GEMS panel discussing the 2032 Olympic Games in Brisbane

GEMS held its first industry event of the year, a panel discussion on the 2032 Brisbane Olympics! Members had the privilege of listening to an engaging and diverse panel including Council Member Jonathan Sri and UQ|UP’s Sebastien Darchen, who provided invaluable insight and greatly contributed to this challenging conversation. The panel discussed topics like the … Continue reading

More housing in flood-prone areas? Dorina Pojani chimes in on ABC News
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More housing in flood-prone areas? Dorina Pojani chimes in on ABC News

A month on from Queensland’s devastating flood disaster, thousands of families are attempting to rebuild as federal government funding for a joint support package remains up in the air. Build back better? Build back faster? Not build at all? Various experts from Queensland universities are interviewed, including UQ|UP’s Dorina Pojani. Watch the full news clip: … Continue reading

Dorina Pojani on ABC Radio Brisbane setting forth her vision for the SEQ Liveability Fund
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Dorina Pojani on ABC Radio Brisbane setting forth her vision for the SEQ Liveability Fund

If you had $285 million to make your neighbourhood more liveable, what would you spend it on? In southeast Queensland’s City Deal, there’s big ticket items – like the $450 million Brisbane Metro Woolloongabba Station or $210 million for affordable housing in Caboolture West. And then there’s $285 million dollars for a “Liveability Fund”. UQ|UP’s … Continue reading

Laurel Johnson on The Guardian advocating for a shakeup of the planning system in the aftermath of Brisbane floods
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Laurel Johnson on The Guardian advocating for a shakeup of the planning system in the aftermath of Brisbane floods

Queensland floods raise questions about the ethical obligation of planners. Laurel Johnson says the planning industry needs to return to its roots of caring for the health and safety of urban residents. Read Laurel’s interview in The Guardian: http://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2022/mar/20/queensland-floods-raise-questions-about-the-ethical-obligation-of-planners-industry-figures-say Continue reading

UQ|UP HDR students invited to join AECURN
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UQ|UP HDR students invited to join AECURN

The Australasian Early Career Urban Research Network has been created to connect like-minded researchers and academics. Over the years, it has conducted several symposiums as platforms for Early Career Researchers or HDR students. It is a great place for UQ|UP students to liaise with their peers from other universities and exchange information, regardless of research stage. In addition, AECURN … Continue reading

New article about motorcycle delivery services  in Journal of Transport and Health, co-authored by Dorina Pojani and Vietnamese colleagues
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New article about motorcycle delivery services in Journal of Transport and Health, co-authored by Dorina Pojani and Vietnamese colleagues

Delivery riders have been front-line workers throughout the pandemic but little is known about their own health and safety during this time. This study explores the health and safety issues facing delivery riders in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, during the Covid-19 pandemic, in particular during the second lockdown (May–October 2021). A web-based survey of … Continue reading

Upcoming Women in Planning event hosted by OOPS
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Upcoming Women in Planning event hosted by OOPS

Join UQ OOPS on International Women’s Day to celebrate influential female leaders in the planning industry! This exciting event will provide an insight into the roles women play in the planning industry. Women in Planning will showcase several female professionals, in which they will share their Gaines knowledge and valuable experiences from the planning workforce, … Continue reading

YIMBY Qld survey launched
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YIMBY Qld survey launched

YIMBY Queensland (Yes in my Backyard!) have released a new survey calling for responses to inform the future of development in Brisbane and South-East Queensland. The UQ|UP community is invited to complete the survey. The results will assist Brisbane City Council in their future iterations of the City Plan and any amendments they might consider … Continue reading

New article on public space in Indonesia in City, Culture and Society, by UQ|UP team
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New article on public space in Indonesia in City, Culture and Society, by UQ|UP team

This study examines how the Reformation has affected public space in Indonesian cities. The article draws on expert interviews and systematic field observations in Surabaya and Bandung, Indonesia’s most important cities after Jakarta. The findings reveal that, with democracy and decentralisation, the public sector is more keenly aware of the socio-political functions of public space, … Continue reading

Sara Alidoust and Dorina Pojani awarded Promoting Women Fellowships
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Sara Alidoust and Dorina Pojani awarded Promoting Women Fellowships

Promoting Women Fellowships, valued at $12,500 each, are sponsored by the UQ Gender Steering Committee. They provide recipients with funding to undertake activities which  enable them to propel themselves towards promotion. Sara will use her fellowship to study informal housing approaches in South East Queensland. Dorina will use hers to study corruption in the planning … Continue reading

New Conversation article on master-planned capitals, by Dorina Pojani
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New Conversation article on master-planned capitals, by Dorina Pojani

The new capitals created since 1900 have been, for the most part, great planning disasters. They are dreary, overpowering, underserviced, wasteful and unaffordable. Indonesia just announced the name of its planned new capital, Nusantara, to be built on Borneo island, about 1,300 kilometres away from the current capital, Jakarta. How can Indonesia avoid the pitfalls … Continue reading

New encyclopedia entry on low carbon transport and cycling, by Weichang Kong and Dorina Pojani
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New encyclopedia entry on low carbon transport and cycling, by Weichang Kong and Dorina Pojani

So far, only a handful of larger Northern European and East Asian cities have managed to achieve high proportions of cycling for transport. Also, in a few smaller university towns or working-class enclaves, cycling is normalized as part of the everyday culture. The cycling policies and programs which have been learned from these places are … Continue reading

Governance and policy co-design/co-production workshop coming up
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Governance and policy co-design/co-production workshop coming up

Governance and policy co-design/co-production workshop  Tuesday 8 February 2022 (7-9pm Brisbane time; 9-11am Leeds and Glasgow time) Hosted by the Institute for Social Science Research (ISSR), The University of Queensland (UQ), Leeds Social Sciences Institute (LSSI), University of Leeds (UoL) and MRC/CSO Social & Public Health Sciences Unit (SPHSU), University of Glasgow (GU)  Workshop via … Continue reading

New article on students’ bus ridership in Transportation, co-authored by Dorina Pojani
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New article on students’ bus ridership in Transportation, co-authored by Dorina Pojani

University students are regarded as a readily available market segment for public transport. In Hanoi, as elsewhere, they constitute a large portion of bus passengers. However, one portion has been quitting buses, and the reasons were so far unknown. Nor was it clear whether they planned on retuning. Through a survey of more than 800 … Continue reading

New article on recreational cycling in Journal of Transport & Health, co-authored by Dorina Pojani
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New article on recreational cycling in Journal of Transport & Health, co-authored by Dorina Pojani

This study joins a growing body of literature on the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic on activity patterns. Set in Hanoi, Vietnam, it is the first study to examine recreational cycling in the Global South. It highlights that a growth in recreational cycling presents both opportunities and challenges. Title: The emergence of recreational cycling in … Continue reading

Ideas competition to re-imagine the Australian Dream
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Ideas competition to re-imagine the Australian Dream

The Australian Urban Design Research Centre has launched an ideas competition looking for a future Australian city “that embodies a new Australian Dream for the 21st century.” The Business as (Un)usual competition is open to students and recent graduates. There is a prize pool of $10,000 on offer. More info: https://architectureau.com/articles/business-as-unusual/?utm_source=ArchitectureAU Go UQ|UP students! Unleash … Continue reading

New article on bikesharing in Transportation Planning and Technology, co-authored by UQ|UP team
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New article on bikesharing in Transportation Planning and Technology, co-authored by UQ|UP team

What makes some people eschew bikesharing? What distinguishes users from non-users? The present study examines the transport priorities and socio-demographic characteristics of both users and non-users of bikesharing in the context of Adelaide, an Australian metropolis of 1.3 million people. We apply statistical techniques, including Principal Component Analysis (PCA) and two-level Nested Logit (NL) modelling, … Continue reading

Read Dorina’s UNESCAP blog on paratransit in Asia
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Read Dorina’s UNESCAP blog on paratransit in Asia

Meeting urban mobility needs through paratransit and informal transport in Asia-Pacific cities: http://www.unescap.org/blog/meeting-urban-mobility-needs-through-paratransit-and-informal-transport-asia-pacific-cities. Policy-makers and practitioners may wish to refer to the UNESCAP study on Enhancing Sustainability and Inclusiveness of Urban Passenger Transport in Asian Cities and the 2021 Review of Developments in Transport in Asia and the Pacific which were prepared with Dorina Pojani’s … Continue reading

New article on gender and planning in Australian Planner, by UQ|UP team
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New article on gender and planning in Australian Planner, by UQ|UP team

Through a dozen in-depth interviews of urban planning professionals in Brisbane, Australia, this study examines the relationship between the experience of women in the planning profession and the consideration of women’s issues in the city. The study reveals that Brisbane’s planning industry continues to be perceived by those who work within it as an ‘old-boys-club’. … Continue reading

Happy New Year from UQ|UP
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Happy New Year from UQ|UP

We’re happy to see the back of 2021. After a tumultuous 12 months of hybrid teaching and Zoom conferences, we send positive vibes to all our staff, students, and colleagues around Australia in the new year. Here’s to a creative, inspired, prosperous, and – above all – healthy 2022! Continue reading

UQ|UP team wins BEL Connect Grant
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UQ|UP team wins BEL Connect Grant

Our application for a BEL Connect Grant for the project “We Don’t Know Where to Go or How to Get There: Mapping out the Mobility Needs for Tourists in Urban Destinations”, has been successful to the value of $18,500. A wonderful Chrismas present. Congratulations to the team: Richard Buning (UQ Business School) Anne Hardy (University … Continue reading

New ABC article on Indigenous knowledge systems, co-authored by Jim Walker
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New ABC article on Indigenous knowledge systems, co-authored by Jim Walker

Indigenous knowledge systems are vital to the design of solutions to climate change — so why are Indigenous voices so rarely included in deliberations? The limits to meaningful Indigenous presence in climate change response events are more structural than simply the day-to-day politics of exclusion. While there is now a growing chorus of calls by … Continue reading

Seminar on city-networks in the global economy, by Thomas Sigler
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Seminar on city-networks in the global economy, by Thomas Sigler

Title A City-Networks Perspective on the Global Economy   Abstract A popular approach to conceptualising the global economy has been through the lens of network science, in which cities act as economic ‘hubs’, and the connections between them as ‘spokes’. Such connections refer to various types of flows, including information, resources, and capital. This presentation … Continue reading

Dorina Pojani on ABC Radio talking about public transport options on the Sunshine Coast
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Dorina Pojani on ABC Radio talking about public transport options on the Sunshine Coast

Sarah Howells, the host of the Breakfast program on ABC Radio Sunshine Coast, invited UQ|UP member Dorina Pojani to chat about mass transit options on the coast. The Sun Coast Council has proposed various options and routes, including light rail: https://www.sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au/Council/Planning-and-Projects/Major-Regional-Projects/Sunshine-Coast-Mass-Transit-Project/Document-Library. Should the Sunshine Coast emulate the Gold Coast? What are the risks and opportunities? … Continue reading

New article on public transport and Covid-19 in Journal of Transport & Health, co-authored by Dorina Pojani
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New article on public transport and Covid-19 in Journal of Transport & Health, co-authored by Dorina Pojani

In contrast to other cities worldwide, the pandemic has not decimated bus ridership in Hanoi. Notably, the Vietnamese capital has mostly relied on the use of face masks and hand sanitizer during travel, instead of requiring physical distancing on buses. This study examines public bus passengers’ levels of compliance with Covid-19 safety measures, and the … Continue reading

New article on construction informality in Land Use Policy, co-authored by Dorina Pojani
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New article on construction informality in Land Use Policy, co-authored by Dorina Pojani

Incumbent governments commonly increase public expenditures prior to elections in order to curry favor with voters and boost their chances of retaining office. This study, set in Albania, focuses on a non-fiscal approach to winning votes: condoning, or at least tolerating, informal construction activities in the residential sector prior to elections. We term this approach … Continue reading

QLD Climate Youth Forum coming up
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QLD Climate Youth Forum coming up

Young Queenslanders are already shaping Queensland’s future when it comes to reducing emissions and building resilience. If you’re a Queenslander aged 25 years and under, you can have a say about current and future climate action in Queensland. Share your thoughts in an online forum—led by Linh Do—Climate Reality Leader and Director of the Leaders for … Continue reading

New Conversation article on cycling and weather, by UQ|UP team
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New Conversation article on cycling and weather, by UQ|UP team

Hopping on your bike when it’s raining, or snowing, might seem unappealing. But research by Richard Bean, Dorina Pojani, and Jonathan Corcoran, recently featured in The Conversation found that inclement weather conditions deter some cyclists more than others. In the first analysis of its kind, the UP|UP team captured eight years of data from 40 … Continue reading

Book launch coming up: Trophy cities, by Dorina Pojani
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Book launch coming up: Trophy cities, by Dorina Pojani

Trophy cities: A feminist perspective on new capitals Abstract   This seminar will present Dr Pojani’s latest book Trophy cities: A feminist perspective on new capitals (Edward Elgar, 2021). Offering a fresh perspective, this timely book analyses the socio-cultural and physical production of planned capital cities through the theoretical lens of feminism. Dr Pojani evaluates the historical, … Continue reading

Point8 transport planning cadet recruitment
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Point8 transport planning cadet recruitment

Point8 is currently seeking applications for their annual Cadet Program. The program is suitable for 3rd- or 4th-year university students interested in undertaking work experience in transport planning and related disciplines. For more information, check out the LinkedIn add: https://www.linkedin.com/feed/update/urn:li:activity:6848107031099011072 or contact the Point8 Cadet Recruitment Team at cadetrecruiting@point8.com.au Continue reading

Dorina Pojani’s new book on masterplanned capital cities is out!
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Dorina Pojani’s new book on masterplanned capital cities is out!

Offering a fresh perspective, this timely book analyzes the socio-cultural and physical production of planned capital cities through the theoretical lens of feminism. Dorina Pojani evaluates the historical, spatial and symbolic manifestations of new capital cities, as well as the everyday experiences of those living there, to shed light on planning processes, outcomes and contemporary … Continue reading

Community forum on housing injustice – coming up in West End
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Community forum on housing injustice – coming up in West End

Housing Justice in Unjust Cities on Friday 24th September, 5:30PM, AHEPA Hall in West End, Brisbane.  The forum intends to explore different angles and perspectives on housing, with a particular emphasis on the perspectives of marginalised people, including First Nations peoples, disabled people, and refugees, and will look at tenant’s rights and anti-eviction movements. Contributors include … Continue reading

Minister’s Planning Awards – nominations closing soon!
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Minister’s Planning Awards – nominations closing soon!

The QLD Department of State Development, Infrastructure, Local Government and Planning is committed to shaping Queensland’s future — and that means investing in tomorrow’s planners by giving them an opportunity to put their skills, knowledge, and ideas to practice in real-life scenarios. The Minister’s Planning Awards give planning students the opportunity to submit applications to … Continue reading

New article on Covid-19 and children’s travel in Journal of Transport Geography, co-authored by Dorina Pojani
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New article on Covid-19 and children’s travel in Journal of Transport Geography, co-authored by Dorina Pojani

This is among the first studies to provide empirical evidence on active school travel rates and determinants before and after the first Covid-19 lockdown in spring 2020. We have collected and analyzed primary survey data on the school travel patterns of 472 school-age children in Hanoi, Vietnam. The findings show that the Covid-19 pandemic has … Continue reading

Place Jam get-together coming up
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Place Jam get-together coming up

Place Jam is an Australasian placemaking peer network, ‘helping make places sticky’ since 2015. Their next get-together is on Thursday 9th September 5.00pm – 8.00pm at Wandering Cooks, 63 Vulture Street, West End, Brisbane Hosted as a collaboration between Urbanistas, PlacemakingX, and Place Jam, this will be the first of a move towards seasonal after … Continue reading

The Festival of Urbanism starts in one week!
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The Festival of Urbanism starts in one week!

The Festival of ‘endangered’ Urbanism13-24 September The annual Festival of Urbanism is a series of conversations where researchers, practitioners, community advocates and industry leaders come together to debate the threats and opportunities facing our cities. You are invited to join the various events that make up the 8th Festival of ‘endangered’ Urbanism. All events across … Continue reading

THI Urban Change Festival
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THI Urban Change Festival

Studio THI is an independent not-for-profit providing a platform for government, developers, professional advisors, and the community to work together to champion, envision and deliver sustainable urban development. Studio THI seeks to shape purposeful, ambitious, and enduring places that enrich the way we live, learn, work and play. The upcoming Studio THI Urban Change Festival … Continue reading

New book chapter on the role of parking in the sharing economy, by UQ|UP team (Edward Elgar Publishing)
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New book chapter on the role of parking in the sharing economy, by UQ|UP team (Edward Elgar Publishing)

This chapter discusses how parking policies, the emerging sharing economy, and automated vehicles (AVs) interrelate to influence urban mobility. Chapter title: Parking Policy and bay-sharing for unmooring automobility from cities Chapter authors: Anthony Kimpton, Dorina Pojani, Neil Sipe, Jonathan Corcoran Book title: A Modern Guide to the Urban Sharing Economy Book editors: Thomas Sigler, Jonathan … Continue reading

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

This study examines the effect of weather on bikeshare use. We employ data from forty Public Bicycle Sharing Programs located in forty cities (16 countries) across five different climate zones, spanning tropical to boreal climates. Our curated dataset is longitudinal and consists of nearly 100 million cycling trips. Key findings include: (a) the most significant … Continue reading

EDI-C seminar on disability, neurodiversity and special needs
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EDI-C seminar on disability, neurodiversity and special needs

This seminar is an opportunity to gain an understanding of the experiences of how people with disabilities navigate a world of imbalances and challenges presented by frameworks designed for non-disabled people. Hear about personal experiences from people with disability in academia and their pathway to success. Title: Disability and the Diverse Pathway to Success Speakers: … Continue reading

Join UQ’s MaaS scheme
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Join UQ’s MaaS scheme

A Mobility as a Service (MaaS) scheme will be launched at UQ in mid-2021. A MaaS scheme is defined as the integration of transport services through a single access point with a common interface. This UQ scheme will provide users with access to a range of unlimited or discounted transport options for a fixed monthly … Continue reading

Dorina Pojani guest lecturing on transport in Southeast Asia at the Indonesian Institute of Sciences (LIPI)
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Dorina Pojani guest lecturing on transport in Southeast Asia at the Indonesian Institute of Sciences (LIPI)

This presentation will examine issues related to policy transfer in urban transport planning in Southeast Asia. It will consider the metropolitan regions of four major capitals: Jakarta, Kuala Lumpur, Manila, and Bangkok. Who transfers policy and why, what elements of policy are transferred, in what direction and to what degree, and what barriers does transfer … Continue reading

Join INTBAU’s Architecture Challenge!
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Join INTBAU’s Architecture Challenge!

The Architecture Challenge is a competition for low-carbon, no-carbon, and carbon-negative designs for resilient and adaptable houses. Proposals must advance local traditions, be low-cost and easy to build, and respond to a real location anywhere in the world that is affected by one or more of: lack of houses that are affordable, sustainable, and appropriate … Continue reading

New article on post-Covid urban futures in Journal of Urbanism, by Dorina Pojani and Sara Alidoust
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New article on post-Covid urban futures in Journal of Urbanism, by Dorina Pojani and Sara Alidoust

This article recounts a study of media predictions on the future of cities, post-pandemic. From a theoretical perspective, we consider discourse and storytelling (written, oral, or visual) as crucial public policy and planning tools. The study is based on a qualitative analysis of more than 110 media articles from more than 60 sources, which appeared … Continue reading

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