CfP: Special Issue on precarious housing in Global Discourse
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CfP: Special Issue on precarious housing in Global Discourse

Call for papers: Precarious housing, health and well-being Global Discourse, volume 11, issue 3 Edited by Kelly Greenop (k.greenop1@uq.edu.au) and Johanna Brugman Alvarez (j.brugmanalvarez@uq.edu.au), School of Architecture, The University of Queensland Abstract           Housing is amongst the most fundamental of human needs.  Housing is enshrined as one of the universal rights to which all humans are entitled, and is … Continue reading

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

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

New article on mobility nodes and economic spaces in Manila in Journal of Transport and Land Use, co-authored by Sonia Roitman
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New article on mobility nodes and economic spaces in Manila in Journal of Transport and Land Use, co-authored by Sonia Roitman

New Publication: ‘Mobility notes and economic spaces: Links, tensions and planning implications’, by Redento Recio (The University of Melbourne), Sonia Roitman (The University of Queensland) and Iderlina Mateo-Babiano (The University of Melbourne). Published in The Journal of Transport and Land Use (Vol 12, No1). The paper examines how informal trading has become embedded in the … Continue reading

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

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

UQ|UP papers on inner Brisbane redevelopment and rezoning published in Urban Geography and Land Use Policy
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UQ|UP papers on inner Brisbane redevelopment and rezoning published in Urban Geography and Land Use Policy

Work by Rachel Gallagher, Dr Thomas Sigler and Associate Professor Yan Liu has been published in two international journals. Ad hoc redevelopment in inner Brisbane In a recent paper published in Urban Geography we analyse the influence of the underlying urban frame – being the structure of streets and property parcels –on the urban form. … Continue reading

Panel with civil society organisations in UQ|UP course on community planning and participation
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Panel with civil society organisations in UQ|UP course on community planning and participation

Today five civil society organisations from Queensland participated in panel discussion in PLAN3005/7121 Community planning and participation (coordinated by Sonia Roitman). The session aimed at examining the role of community engagement from the perspective of a diverse array of well established organisations. The speakers and organisations included: –         Q Shelter (Fiona … Continue reading

New article in Asia Pacific Viewpoint on urban poverty alleviation strategies in Yogyakarta, by Sonia Roitman
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New article in Asia Pacific Viewpoint on urban poverty alleviation strategies in Yogyakarta, by Sonia Roitman

A new publication by UQ|UP staff Sonia Roitman about urban poverty alleviation in Yogyakarta, Indonesia, published in Asia Pacific Viewpoint (doi.org/10.1111/apv.12229) The article examines the actions developed by two community organisations in Indonesia to overcome housing and infrastructure needs. The findings show that some communities working on participatory poverty alleviation strategies still face obstacles to becoming more independent … Continue reading

Seminar on the definition of the urban
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Seminar on the definition of the urban

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

Sonia Roitman at RC21 Conference in Delhi
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Sonia Roitman at RC21 Conference in Delhi

The RC21 Conference 2019 ‘In and beyond the city’ is currently taking place in Delhi, India. RC21 is the Research Committee on Sociology of Urban and Regional Development, of the International Sociological Association (ISA). The conference has brought together over 500 participants from all over the world working on urban studies. It started on Wednesday … Continue reading

Vacancy: Lecturer in Environmental and Planning Regulation and Policy
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Vacancy: Lecturer in Environmental and Planning Regulation and Policy

The School of Earth and Environmental Sciences is advertising for a new Lecturer in Environmental and Planning Regulation and Policy. The application closing date is Monday 14 October 2019, 11:00pm. We invite interested candidates to apply through the link below below: UQ Jobs – http://search.jobs.uq.edu.au/caw/en/job/508366/lecturer-in-environmental-and-planning-regulation-and-policy Continue reading

Communities fighting against evictions in Delhi
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Communities fighting against evictions in Delhi

RC21-IJURR Doctoral School (coordinated by Claire Colomb (UCL), Sonia Roitman (UQ|UP) and Liza Weinstein (Northeastern University): On Saturday, we were invited into three “bastis” (communities) across Delhi that have been struggling against their eviction and displacement. Thank you to housing rights activist Shakeel Abdul, who made our visits possible and introduced us to these inspiring … Continue reading

Renee Zahnow giving 2019 Paul Bourke Public Lecture on using big data to identify crime patterns
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Renee Zahnow giving 2019 Paul Bourke Public Lecture on using big data to identify crime patterns

The University of Queensland’s School of Social Science invites you to attend the 2019 Paul Bourke Public Lecture presented by Dr Renee Zahnow.  The majority of crime events in urban spaces are unplanned and take place during the course of everyday legitimate activities. Despite a long standing theoretical interest in the spatial routines that structure … Continue reading

Laurel Johnson speaking about transport disadvantage in Brisbane suburbs
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Laurel Johnson speaking about transport disadvantage in Brisbane suburbs

Transport infrastructure and transport services are vital to a city’s function. Transport connects citizens to employment, goods, services and each other. Despite this shared understanding of the central role of transport in urban life, for some city residents, the cost, availability, reliability, convenience and/or quality of transport constrain their access to the city’s assets. These … Continue reading