Dorina Pojani talking about car-free living on the Hustle & Bustle podcast
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Dorina Pojani talking about car-free living on the Hustle & Bustle podcast

The Hustle and Bustle is a series of conversations with city thinkers and shapers, focused on South East Queensland. The podcast is hosted by Nicole Bennetts, a passionate urbanist on the Gold Coast. The episodes are light hearted, conversational and inspiring. In Episode 18, Nicole interviews UQ|UP’s Dorina Pojani on one of her latest research … Continue reading

UQ|UP students win PIA Qld Awards for Excellence
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UQ|UP students win PIA Qld Awards for Excellence

Last week the Planning Institute of Australia (PIA), Queensland branch, celebrated the 35th PIA Queensland Awards for Planning Excellence. UQ|UP staff and students attended the event to celebrate the achievements of the year. We were really excited and proud to see UQ|UP students received two awards. Congratulations! For Planning Research, Rachel Gallagher (PhD student) received … 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

Stephanie Wyeth and Dorina Pojani  receive Dean’s commendations for excellent teaching
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Stephanie Wyeth and Dorina Pojani receive Dean’s commendations for excellent teaching

Each semestert, the Faculty of Science asks full-time students who achieved a GPA of 6.6 or greater in the previous semester to nominate their most effective teacher. These nominations allow UQ to celebrate the outstanding efforts of our staff to support students through effective teaching. In this round, Stephanie Wyeth and Dorina Pojani were among … Continue reading

Plan-Making Studio students are presenting their work to the West End community. Book your spot now!
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Plan-Making Studio students are presenting their work to the West End community. Book your spot now!

University students love to study Brisbane’s West End. Some even like to consult local people, but they seldom report back their findings or discuss their ideas in person. This semester a group of postgraduate and undergraduate students of Urban Planning and Design from The University of Queensland are closing the circle and presenting the findings … Continue reading

MDP Annual Lecture coming up!
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MDP Annual Lecture coming up!

This year’s lecture in the Master of Development Practice (MDP) will be delivered by Prof Kuntala Lahiri-Dutt, from ANU. The lecture is entitled ‘ The secret and gendered lives of the underground‘ and will take place on 3 November 2021, 5pm-6pm in the Mitchie Building (9), Room 221, St Lucia Campus. The lecture is intended … 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

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