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

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

New Conversation article on bikesharing by Dorina Pojani and Jonathan Corcoran
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New Conversation article on bikesharing by Dorina Pojani and Jonathan Corcoran

Many remedies have been put in place to cope with population increase – one of which is encouraging more people to commute using bicycles. Urban planners might hope, when adopting a bike-sharing scheme, that cycling will replace (at least some) car-based commuting in their city. If a bicycle is made available for rent nearby, people … Continue reading

UQ|UP staff pitches at Sparks 1: Igniting Ideas
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UQ|UP staff pitches at Sparks 1: Igniting Ideas

Date: Thursday, 28 June 2018 Time: 4.30-6.30pm Location: Planning Studio (Room 314/315), Steele Building (3) Schedule 4.30pm: Open & Welcome (Prof Gordon Southam) 4.30-5.00pm: Socialising over food and drinks 5.00-5.50pm: 5 minute presentations Dr Amelia Wenger – “The accidental Sherlock Holmes: looking for evidence of management success” Dr Andy Christy – “Green rust: a green … Continue reading

New TR-F article co-authored by Dorina Pojani on car symbolism in post-socialist contexts
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New TR-F article co-authored by Dorina Pojani on car symbolism in post-socialist contexts

This article discusses the mobility intentions of adolescents in Tirana, Albania – one of the least studied areas of Central and Eastern Europe. The main research question – explored through Structural Equation Modelling (SEM) – is whether now, nearly three decades after the demise of state socialism, cars are still considered as a necessity and/or … Continue reading

UQ|UP students presenting at SEES HDR conference on Friday
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UQ|UP students presenting at SEES HDR conference on Friday

The list of planning and human geography students presenting at the conference follows below: Poster session – 12:30-1:30pm Ayodeji Adeniyi (Human Geography) What determines where and when Brisbane residents will move? Fahimeh Khalaj (Planning) Why are cities still building highways? Jasmine Pearson (Human Geography) Pacific Islanders’ knowledge of mangrove ecosystems, Vanua Levu, Fiji: A basis … Continue reading

Redento Recio PhD conferral
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Redento Recio PhD conferral

Congrtulations Dr Recio! Who Governs the ‘Ungovernable’? Examining Governing Relations in Urban Informality Synopsis: The thesis examines an interface that emerges between formal (state-backed) systems and informal mechanisms in the context of a vulnerable condition of thousands of street vendors in Metro Manila’s Baclaran district. Analyzing this interface is critical for urban planners and policy-makers … Continue reading

NTEU Scholarship for postgraduate feminist studies
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NTEU Scholarship for postgraduate feminist studies

The Carolyn Allport Scholarship for Postgraduate Feminist Studies by Research is available for a woman undertaking postgraduate feminist studies, by research, in any discipline, awarding $5000 per year for a maximum of 3 years to the successful applicant. Applicants must be currently enrolled in postgraduate studies, by research, in an academic award of an Australian … Continue reading

Happy anniversary UQ|UP blog!
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Happy anniversary UQ|UP blog!

We started the UQ|UP blog one year ago. Since then we have shared hundreds of news, ideas, and papers with the world. And the world is following us: our blog has been visited more than 7,000 times. Anniversaries are a time to look back at the good times and ahead to wonderful tomorrows. Happy blogging … Continue reading

New ARC grant to Dr Karen McNamara to study population mobility and climate change in the Pacific Islands
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New ARC grant to Dr Karen McNamara to study population mobility and climate change in the Pacific Islands

Transformative human mobilities in a changing climate This project aims to investigate the potential for diverse forms of human mobility, particularly relocation and migration, with climate change adaptation across the Pacific Islands region. The project aims to utilise policy analysis and in-depth case study research, conducted across five countries, to inform the creation of a … Continue reading

Qld female planning academics at Australian Higher Education Women’s Leadership Summit
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Qld female planning academics at Australian Higher Education Women’s Leadership Summit

The Australian Higher Education Women’s Leadership Summit is a major annual event for women at all levels to connect, share ideas and build their leadership skills. Created by Australia’s leading authority on women’s leadership, Women & Leadership Australia, the Summit has been developed in consultation with a broad range of stakeholders across the industry. Continue reading

New Conversation article by Dorina Pojani and Jonathan Corcoran on dockless bikesharing
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New Conversation article by Dorina Pojani and Jonathan Corcoran on dockless bikesharing

The yellow oBikes are set to leave Melbourne, with the Singaporean company reportedly breaking the news to Melbourne City Council on Tuesday morning. The decision came around two weeks after the Environmental Protection Authority issued new rules and fines around stranded bikes. But while oBike crashed quickly (less than a year into its operation), this … Continue reading

Seminar: One-third of global protected land is under intense human pressure
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Seminar: One-third of global protected land is under intense human pressure

In an era of massive biodiversity loss, the greatest conservation success story has been the growth of protected land globally. Protected areas are the primary defense against biodiversity loss, but extensive human activity within their boundaries can undermine this. Using the most comprehensive global map of human pressure, we show that 6 million square kilometers … Continue reading

New article on urban ferry transport co-authored by Dorina Pojani
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New article on urban ferry transport co-authored by Dorina Pojani

Given the magnitude of transport-problems in many large cities, the potential of rivers to serve as transport arteries is being recognized once again. However, some world cities, such as Paris, have failed to maximize their river potential. The Seine remains underutilized by mass commuter ferries serving the local population. Why, in the modern era, has … Continue reading

Inaugural SEES HDR Conference coming up
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Inaugural SEES HDR Conference coming up

The HDR students in SEES are currently pulling together the inaugural SEES HDR Conference, to be held on Friday the 29th of June 2018. The conference will be an opportunity for SEES HDR students to share research findings, practice presentation skills, and receive feedback from their peers. The conference is particularly relevant for any of your … Continue reading

PIA awards open, UQ|UP students encouraged to apply
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PIA awards open, UQ|UP students encouraged to apply

The annual PIA Awards for Planning Excellence demonstrate leading practice, leadership and achievement in planning and the planning profession. The Awards recognise excellence and showcase leading practice across a range of planning disciplines and sectors. Leadership in planning, particularly in the face of adversity, is acknowledged and applauded. In all, the Awards are a chance … Continue reading

Dr Pojani presenting at Smart Cities seminar
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Dr Pojani presenting at Smart Cities seminar

The UQ School of Economics hosted a Smart Cities Workshop on Monday 28 May 2018 to provide a forum for collaboration and ideas sharing on how to address the impact of rapid ditigalisation on urban areas. Over 40 participants from industry and business, academia and government gathered to hear how digital disruption is transforming our economy and … Continue reading

Article co-authored by Dr Pojani on sprawl and inequality reviewed in Planning magazine
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Article co-authored by Dr Pojani on sprawl and inequality reviewed in Planning magazine

Written by Prof Reid Ewing, the review appeared in the April 2018 issue of Planning under the column “Research you can use.” Planning is published by the American Planning Association eleven times a year. It reaches thousands of readers — planners and the public alike — covering innovative ideas that reshape communities across America and … Continue reading

The Great Planning Game is back!
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The Great Planning Game is back!

Created by Dr Roberto Rocco at TU Delft, the Great Planning Game aims to (a) familiarise students with the roles of planners in scenarios of network governance, (b) encourage students to discuss their roles and the ethical values attached to them, and (c) to help students develop tools they might use while performing various planning … Continue reading

Polis PowerPlays, 2018 round
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Polis PowerPlays, 2018 round

Following the established tradition in our Planning Theory course, on Tuesday undergraduate planning students played Polis PowerPlays: A game of complex interactions. How to play PPP? Watch the instructions by the game master, Dr Ralf Muhlberger. Some student reactions to the game: “It was a great game and activity to boost your negotiation, communication and … Continue reading

Honours Research Design Proposal Presentations
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Honours Research Design Proposal Presentations

Friday’s research presentations and the BBQ afterwards were an amazing first for SEES and a success on all levels. We had an extremely high quality set of presentations from four Honours students in planning. These were across a wide range of topics, from housing to gender to historic preservation, and examining social, cultural and economic … Continue reading

Seminar: Measuring Cycling Behavior and Safety
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Seminar: Measuring Cycling Behavior and Safety

Emerging probe data sources from smartphones on on-board devices are able to measure behavior of cyclists with very high resolution. From this, for the first time, we are able to measure relatively precise behavior that allows new insights into exposure, route choice, safety behavior, or technology choice. Probe data, merged with other data sources, can … Continue reading

Seminar: Un-neighbourliness – The neighbourhood context of problems and disputes between neighbours
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Seminar: Un-neighbourliness – The neighbourhood context of problems and disputes between neighbours

In academic research, neighbour relationships are generally viewed as either absent – having gradually been eroded by processes of mobility and privatisation – or as positive in the way they engender greater levels of community resilience, neighbourhood attachment and reduced fear of crime. Yet, despite anecdotal accounts that the incidence of neighbour problems is increasing, … Continue reading

Development Practice annual lecture: Feminist and queer strategies for imagining and enacting other possible worlds
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Development Practice annual lecture: Feminist and queer strategies for imagining and enacting other possible worlds

In the current context of anthropogenic climate change, growing global inequality and widespread loss of confidence in ‘business as usual’, it would seem that never has the time been riper for women to ‘take back the economy’ and re-centre it upon care for people and other species and repair of the planet. In this lecture … Continue reading

New Colombo Plan Scholarship: Applications open!
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New Colombo Plan Scholarship: Applications open!

Applications are now open for the New Colombo Plan (NCP) Scholarship, a prestigious program that funds high achieving undergraduate students to undertake study, language training and internships in 40 countries across the Indo-Pacific region. The New Colombo Plan is a signature initiative of the Australian Government that aims to lift knowledge of the Indo-Pacific in … Continue reading

We are hiring!
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We are hiring!

SEES is currently recruiting a new Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Environmental and Planning Regulation and Policy. Follow the link below for details on this position: jobs.uq.edu.au/caw/en/job/504245/lecturersenior-lecturer-in-environmental-and-planning-regulation-and-policy Closing date for applications: 07 May 2018 (11:55 PM) E. Australia Standard Time   Continue reading

New article on urban transport in the Global South by Dr Dorina Pojani
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New article on urban transport in the Global South by Dr Dorina Pojani

Policy design for sustainable urban transport in the Global South. Authors: Dr Dorina Pojani (UQ) A/Prof Dominic Stead (TU Delft) Many urban areas, both in the Global North and South, are becoming increasingly automobile-dominated and less sustainable. The need to take action is well recognized but all too often governance arrangements and the symbolism attached … Continue reading

OOPS/GEMS Employability Night
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OOPS/GEMS Employability Night

Two SEES student clubs – GEMS and OOPS – are hosting a night to help students focus and refine their skills for finding employment. Industry professionals and alumni will be speaking on the night about how to achieve this. What are the dos and don’ts of becoming a professional? When: Tuesday 17/4, 6-8.00 pm Where: … Continue reading

Planning student awards ceremony
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Planning student awards ceremony

Planning student awards ceremony is coming up! It includes Minister’s prize for best student in year for each year of the BRTP program and best student in the MURP program, and the PIA QLD Awards Launch. When: Tuesday 29/5, 12.30-2.00 Where: Parliamentary Annex. Cost: free (but registration is required) Registration: PIA website We hope to … Continue reading

Documentary film night by MDP: Disaster Capitalism
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Documentary film night by MDP: Disaster Capitalism

When aid and politics meets business, who really gains from the global giving industry? DISASTER CAPITALISM is a compelling documentary that goes inside Afghanistan, Haiti and Papua New Guinea to reveal the dark side of moneymakers and aid exploiters unafraid to make a killing from the misfortune of others. Best-selling journalist and author Antony Loewenstein … Continue reading

Public seminar: Responsive regulation of urban public spaces and their diverse social uses
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Public seminar: Responsive regulation of urban public spaces and their diverse social uses

In the UK and elsewhere, crime, disorder and (in)security have become organizing objectives of urban governance with distinct implications for the manner in which public spaces are planned, designed and regulated. This presentation seeks to reframe debates about the regulation of public space, conceptualized as ‘mediated conviviality’. This perspective simultaneously decentres crime and (in)security as … Continue reading

UQ Chancellor in conversation with UQ|UP development planning students
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UQ Chancellor in conversation with UQ|UP development planning students

Mr Peter Varghese, the Chancellor of The University of Queensland (2016-present), shared his extensive experience in development planning with UQ|UP students in a course on international development in developing countries taught by Dr Sonia Roitman. Mr Varghese’s career in public service spans 40 years and includes senior positions in foreign affairs, trade policy and intelligence. … Continue reading

The Conversation: new article by UQ|UP team on non-motorized transport in Australian cities
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The Conversation: new article by UQ|UP team on non-motorized transport in Australian cities

To understand why Australian cities are far from being meccas for walking and cycling, follow the money. Our research has collated data for all the states and territories and our three biggest cities. We found that cycling and walking receive a tiny fraction of overall transport infrastructure funding. Read the full story in The Conversation. … Continue reading

New article coauthored by Dr Dorina Pojani on aging and mobility in Iranian cities
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New article coauthored by Dr Dorina Pojani on aging and mobility in Iranian cities

Internationally, an age-friendly built environment, including safe, affordable, and convenient transportation, has been identified as crucial in enhancing the quality of life for increasingly large numbers of elderly people. This study presents data on the urban travel and mobility patterns of older adults in Shiraz, Iran – a country where the population is ageing faster … Continue reading

OOPS seminar ‘Women in planning’
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OOPS seminar ‘Women in planning’

The Organization of Planning Students at UQ (OOPS) held a seminar and panel discussion to honor International Women’s Day. Title: Women in Planning Speaker: Dr Dorina Pojani, Senior Lecturer, UQ|UP, Lecture title ‘Sexism and the City’ Panel discussion members: Jenny Roughan, Director at Ethos Urban Olivia Nesbitt, Student planner, Cardno Leanne Chan, Planner, Brisbane City … Continue reading

Sexism and the city
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Sexism and the city

How much has gender shaped our cities? On International Women’s Day, UQ urban planning expert Dr Dorina Pojani explains how battling sexism in the planning industry might lead to more cyclists and fewer dark alleys. Read the full blog post. Happy IWD to all the women planners! Continue reading

New article in Cities coauthored by Dr Dorina Pojani on the links between sprawl, inequality and wellbeing
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New article in Cities coauthored by Dr Dorina Pojani on the links between sprawl, inequality and wellbeing

This study investigates whether income inequality is related to sprawl and wellbeing in American cities. The results do not provide evidence to support the role of income inequality as a mediator of the link between sprawl and well-being. Instead, the results tell a more nuanced story. Specifically, they indicate that consistent with a priori expectations, … Continue reading

Bikeshare masterclass in Sydney
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Bikeshare masterclass in Sydney

Facilitated by Dr Elliot Fishman, this Master Class will cover: · Introduction to bike share systems: from humble beginnings to mega systems of 300,000+ bikes. · Dockless bike share: Understanding best practice in regulation and parking. · What other cities are doing to manage dockless bike share. · Bike share gone wrong: what happened in … Continue reading

PhD student Annie McCabbe’s research on community renewable energy featured on UQ News
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PhD student Annie McCabbe’s research on community renewable energy featured on UQ News

UQ School of Earth and Environmental Sciences PhD research by Annie McCabe has revealed that community renewable energy – community energy – is a new, but growing movement in Australia, in which community organisations could help economically disadvantaged households gain more equitable access to renewable energy. The study, co-authored by UQ’s Dr Pojani and University … Continue reading

NTEU: International Women’s Day
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NTEU: International Women’s Day

International Women’s Day celebrations are an important part of the union calendar. It’s a special time to recognise the role of our sisters in building a fairer society through campaigns for equity and justice in the workplace. We hope that you can make it to the event listed below. It’s important to realise that the … Continue reading

Seminar: Constructing and deconstructing the transport infrastructure policy paradigm
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Seminar: Constructing and deconstructing the transport infrastructure policy paradigm

The established transportation policy paradigm in industrial and post-industrial nations embeds the goal of incremental, yet perpetual, growth into infrastructure development using policy instruments to “predict and provide” for successive increases in future mobility.  This presentation explores the infrastructure assessment goals and planning principles that could support an alternative mobility paradigm. Such alternatives seek to … Continue reading

Lean and inequitable funding for planning research in Australia
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Lean and inequitable funding for planning research in Australia

New article in The Conversation by UQ|UP team: Australian cities are crying out for better planning, but the research funding is missing Authors Dorina Pojani Jaime Olvera-Garcia Jason Byrne Neil Sipe Read the full article in The Conversation. Excerpt The Australian Research Council (ARC) provided only A$31.7 million for 91 urban and regional planning research … Continue reading

New paper on residential mobility in Australia and the United States coauthored by Dr Aude Bernard
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New paper on residential mobility in Australia and the United States coauthored by Dr Aude Bernard

Abstract Background: Levels of internal migration vary significantly between countries. Australia and the United States consistently record among the highest levels of migration anywhere in the world. Very little is known, however, about the factors underlying mobility differentials. We argue that this is because existing evidence is almost exclusively based on period measures applied to cross-sectional … Continue reading

New grants open at Brunel University London for Australian planning fellows
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New grants open at Brunel University London for Australian planning fellows

Brunel University London will soon offer five short-term fellowships to Australian early career researchers, thanks to a new grant from Universities UK International’s (UUKi) Rutherford Fund. Funded by the UK government’s Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS), the new fellows will be tasked with researching resource efficient future cities, the environment, and health. … Continue reading

Seminar: Gender, Education and Marital Status Differentials in Migration
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Seminar: Gender, Education and Marital Status Differentials in Migration

Comparing levels and patterns of internal migration across countries is a difficult task. Administrative geographies are non-uniform and migration can be defined in a number of different ways. These challenges have prohibited cross-national studies on demographic differentials in migration patterns. In this talk migration data from over 60 countries are used to provide a broad … Continue reading

New article on community energy by Annie McCabe and Dr Dorina Pojani
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New article on community energy by Annie McCabe and Dr Dorina Pojani

Social housing and renewable energy: Community energy in a supporting role Annie McCabe Dorina Pojani Anthony Broese van Groenou Abstract. The development of renewable energy offers potential for achieving distributive justice. Individuals and communities have emerged as a major force in shaping just energy transitions. This brief perspective piece provides an introductory exploration of the … Continue reading

Confirmation seminar: Are cities still building highways?
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Confirmation seminar: Are cities still building highways?

Are cities still building highways? A comparison of Brisbane (Australia) and Isfahan (Iran). Fahimeh Khalaj Friday 16 February, 10 am Room 519, Chamberlain building Constructing roads and highways have been used as an effective method in solving transport problems, despite few positive effects these strategies had negatively affect cities, people and environment. This research investigates … Continue reading

New article on TOD co-authored by Dr Dorina Pojani
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New article on TOD co-authored by Dr Dorina Pojani

Is transit-oriented development (TOD) an internationally transferable policy concept? Regional Studies Many cities and regions have embraced the concept of transit-oriented development (TOD). This paper explores how transfer of TOD as a policy concept impacts its implementation in the Netherlands. The study determined international policy ideas and tools that have contributed to implementation and tested … Continue reading

New article on informal settlements co-authored by Dr Dorina Pojani
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New article on informal settlements co-authored by Dr Dorina Pojani

‘Urban acupuncture’ to alleviate stress in informal settlements in Mexico Authors: Alejandro Lastra Dorina Pojani Abstract. This paper explores whether smaller-scale physical space interventions (‘urban acupuncture’) have the power to alleviate the stress, social pathologies and political disengagement experienced by the residents of informal settlements. The case study is Tepito, a barrio in Mexico City. … Continue reading

New article in The Conversation by UQ|UP team
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New article in The Conversation by UQ|UP team

Australian cities are far from being meccas for walking and cycling Australian city planners are seeking ways to make cities better for walking and cycling. Walkability and cyclability are attractive and “green” urban amenities. They reduce pollution and improve health. They are also economic assets. In developing countries, active transport is key to improving accessibility … Continue reading

Webinar by Dorina Pojani: How Cities Are Managing Their Transportation Growing Pains
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Webinar by Dorina Pojani: How Cities Are Managing Their Transportation Growing Pains

E4C presents Dr. Dorina Pojani  in our latest webinar, How Cities Are Managing Their Transportation Growing Pains Web link to the recording of the presentation here. by engineers, for everyone | www.engineeringforchange.org E4C Webinars: How Cities Are Managing Their Transportation Growing Pains The Engineering for Change (E4C) Webinar Series promotes emerging ideas and connects you … Continue reading

New article by UQ|UP team on the application of renewable energy to social housing
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New article by UQ|UP team on the application of renewable energy to social housing

A new systematic literature review by PhD student Annie McCabe and her advisor, Dr Dorina Pojani, on the application of renewable energy to social housing was just published in Energy Policy. Download the full text. Abstract. Low-income housing associations provide a unique opportunity for renewable energy installations, through potential scale of implementation sites, and in … Continue reading

Roja Gholamhosseini is awarded her PhD
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Roja Gholamhosseini is awarded her PhD

Roja Gholamhosseini was awarded her PhD in urban planning. Congratulations Dr Gholamhosseini! The thesis examined the role of public space in the lives of Middle Eastern women migrants in Australia. Her advisors were Dr Dorina Pojani and Dr Derlie Mateo-Babiano. Abstract International migrants must undergo a difficult process of acculturation, during which new attachments are … Continue reading

Greg Brown named one of the world’s most impactful scientific researchers
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Greg Brown named one of the world’s most impactful scientific researchers

Prof Greg Brown, UQ|UP honorary professor, currently Head of Cal Poly’s Natural Resources Management and Environmental Sciences Department (USA), has been named to the 2017 list of Highly Cited Researchers. He was included on the annual list produced by Clarivate Analytics, which recognizes the most frequently cited researchers spanning the globe in 21 fields of … Continue reading

Dorina Pojani interviewed by RBC media
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Dorina Pojani interviewed by RBC media

The RBC Group (Russian: РБК) is a large Russian media group headquartered in Moscow. An article on urban sustainability appeared on RBC today, which compared six major cities, including Brisbane, and their transport systems. UQ|UP’s Dorina Pojani gave an interview during which she discussed issues related to urban form and public transit provision in Brisbane. … Continue reading

New article on urban design in hybrid regimes by Dorina Pojani
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New article on urban design in hybrid regimes by Dorina Pojani

Title: Cities as story: Redevelopment projects in authoritarian and hybrid regimes Author: Dorina Pojani Abstract: In the past decade, so-called hybrid regimes—authoritarian regimes in the guise of democracy—have emerged in Europe. Similar to the authoritarian or totalitarian regimes of 20th-century Europe, the association between urban design and politics is evident in the capital cities of … Continue reading

ANZAPS 2018 conference
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ANZAPS 2018 conference

We are pleased to announce that ANZAPS 2018 will be hosted by the University of Waikato in New Zealand! For further information: Contact Iain White iain.white@waikato.ac.nz Visit anzaps.net The Proceedings from ANZAPS 2017 – including the peer reviewed papers – are now available at anzaps.net/anzaps-2017 Continue reading

Seminar by Scott Lieske: Urban design & results variability in hedonic price modeling
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Seminar by Scott Lieske: Urban design & results variability in hedonic price modeling

Urban design and results variability in hedonic price modeling Thursday 23 November, 2-3 pm Room 320, Steele building Speaker Dr Scott Lieske  Abstract Within the context of Australia’s backlog of transportation infrastructure development, “Value capture is back in fashion, and the calls are growing louder for Australia to tap into these seemingly wonderful revenue streams” … Continue reading

Laurel Johnson and Neil Sipe give expert speeches at “Meet the candidates” event in South Brisbane
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Laurel Johnson and Neil Sipe give expert speeches at “Meet the candidates” event in South Brisbane

State Election Forum – South Brisbane. With state election coming up on 24 November, this forum was an opportunity for residents to meet the candidates and discuss important local issues such as: transport and mobility, density and affordable housing, and green and open space. UQ|UP team members Laurel Johnson and Neil Sipe gave expert speeches … Continue reading

Happy World Town Planning Day!
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Happy World Town Planning Day!

“World Town Planning Day,” also known as “World Urbanism Day,”  was instituted in 1949 by Professor Carlos Maria della Paolera (University of Buenos Aires) to advance public and professional interest in planning. It is celebrated in more than 30 countries on four continents on 8 November. It is a special day to recognise and promote … Continue reading

Upcoming Keeble Lecture
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Upcoming Keeble Lecture

PIA will host the 2017 Keeble Lecture, which is proudly sponsored by The University of Queensland. We are thrilled to announce that the chair of the the 2017 Keeble Lecture is Warren Rowe, the UQ|UP planner in residence. The inaugural Keeble Lecture was held in 1997, and since then PIA has been fortunate to have … Continue reading

UQ|UP team at ANZAPS conference in Hobart
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UQ|UP team at ANZAPS conference in Hobart

The Australia and New Zealand Association of Planning Schools (ANZAPS) is a scholarly society formed by the urban planning schools and programs at Australian universities (including UQ) and New Zealand universities, as well as planning educators and individuals concerned with urban and regional planning education and research. ANZAPS is recognised as representing the planning schools … Continue reading

In memory of Taylah Casey
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In memory of Taylah Casey

The UQ|UP group is sad to announce that one of our students, Taylah Casey, recently passed away. Our thoughts are with Taylah’s family, and with her friends in our planning community. Counselling support is available at Student Services, and can be accessed individually or as a group. Continue reading

‘Renters @Home’ final seminar
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‘Renters @Home’ final seminar

Many people and organisations supported the ‘Renters @ Home’ research. Now that the PhD thesis resulting from this research is submitted, stakeholders, participants and researchers are invited to a final seminar. We will take a deep dive into some data and findings to explore what challenges and what supports renters to be ‘at home’ as … Continue reading