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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

Sonia Roitman at Asia-Pacific Informal Urbanism Symposium in Sydney
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Sonia Roitman at Asia-Pacific Informal Urbanism Symposium in Sydney

The University of Sydney, School of Architecture, Design and Planning is hosting on Symposium on Informal Urbanism in the Asia-Pacific region on 25 September 2018. The event will discuss the work of researchers in Australia and overseas in relation to urban informality, bottom-up approaches and the New Urban Agenda. The program is available here. Sonia … Continue reading

Sabbatical home in West End available for rent in 2019
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Sabbatical home in West End available for rent in 2019

A UQ|UP academic, Dorina Pojani, is going on sabbatical during the second half of 2019. Her house in West End is available for rent during that period. The house is within 1km of the UQ St Lucia campus. To obtain further details and to contact Dr Pojani, visit: SabbaticalHomes: www.sabbaticalhomes.com/125891 or UQ Rentals: uqrentals.com.au/listings/detail/302685   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

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

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

Laurel Johnson on ABC Radio discussing perceived over-development in the Sunshine Coast, Queensland
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Laurel Johnson on ABC Radio discussing perceived over-development in the Sunshine Coast, Queensland

UQ|UP member Laurel Johnson was interviewed on ABC radio Sunshine Coast to share her insights into the community’s mobilisation against perceived over-development in that part of the south east Queensland region. Laurel spoke of the significance of a recent rally of 1,000 residents at Coolum. She also spoke about the challenges associated with accommodating 191,600 … 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

Siqin Wang’s PhD conferral: Congratulations!
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Siqin Wang’s PhD conferral: Congratulations!

It’s official and congratulations are in order for Dr Sisi! Sisi’s thesis explores migration from Mainland China to Australia and spatially segmented assimilation. To this aim, Sisi developed a survey instrument, collected a large volume primary data, and employed Australian census data to examine the socioeconomic characteristics, settlement pathways, and residential mobility patterns of Mainland … 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