Sebastien Darchen presenting at ‘Transformative Urban Governance’ conference, Melbourne
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Sebastien Darchen presenting at ‘Transformative Urban Governance’ conference, Melbourne

Dr. Sebastien Darchen will present a paper entitled “Governance Innovation for Urban Regeneration: A focus on Nantes (France)” at the Transformative Urban Governance Conference, hosted by RMIT in Melbourne. The paper focuses on the Ile de Nantes regeneration project. This is one of the largest regeneration initiative in Europe: 330 hectares of former industrial land … Continue reading

Upcoming UQ|UP workshop on water and energy systems integration
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Upcoming UQ|UP workshop on water and energy systems integration

Our regional population is growing. How do we ensure new developments are more liveable, efficient, sustainable, resilient and resource efficient? How do we integrate water and energy systems into existing infrastructure while taking advantage of the benefits distributed systems offer? Your multidisciplinary team will work on a case study to solve this problem! Register as … Continue reading

UQ|UP course wins international award for curriculum innovation
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UQ|UP course wins international award for curriculum innovation

The UQ|UP course on Exploring Development Complexities (PLAN3200/7200, coordinated by Sonia Roitman, Ron Johnstone and Karen McNamara) has won a major international award for curriculum innovation. The award honours excellence in teaching and design of learning experiences that are accessible, engaging, and effective for all students. It recognises educators who develop and implement courses to help … Continue reading

Seminar on regional economic impacts of decarbonisation
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Seminar on regional economic impacts of decarbonisation

The decarbonisation of the economy would bring multiple benefits but also costs. In particular, some of the costs will be focused on regions that economically rely on industries linked to high carbon footprints. To underpin informed decision making for future transitions, we propose an ‘economic vulnerability to decarbonisation’ (EVD) index that aims to describe how … Continue reading

Broad media coverage of Dorina Pojani’s research on transport symbolism
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Broad media coverage of Dorina Pojani’s research on transport symbolism

Taking public transport can be a source of pride or a source of shame, according to our research. Read the media coverage: ABC Radio National: www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/lifematters/cultural-barriers-to-transport-change/11107774 The Age: www.theage.com.au/national/queensland/social-stigma-a-barrier-to-public-transport-use-study-finds-20190508-p51lcf.html Brisbane Times: www.brisbanetimes.com.au/national/queensland/social-stigma-a-barrier-to-public-transport-use-study-finds-20190508-p51lcf.html ABC Radio Melbourne: www.abc.net.au/radio/melbourne/programs/afternoons/afternoons/11065104 (~20 min in) ABC Radio Brisbane: www.abc.net.au/radio/brisbane/programs/afternoons/afternoons/11085694 (~1 hour, 18 min in) Outlook India: www.outlookindia.com/newsscroll/indians-chinese-reluctant-to-use-public-transport-study/1531044 Continue reading

PIA awards ceremony coming up
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PIA awards ceremony coming up

This year’s PIA Launch of the 33rd Queensland Awards for Planning Excellence will be held at Parliament House on 29 May. Several UQ|UP students are getting awards! UQ|UP staff will be there to support our brilliant students and to meet up with old friends too. For more information: www.planning.org.au/events/event/QLD-Awards-Launch-2019. RSVP. Continue reading

OOPS fundraising BBQ
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OOPS fundraising BBQ

OOPS – the Organization of Planning Students at UQ – is holding its annual fundraising BBQ. Support our students by attending! The funds raised through the BBQ are used for OOPS’s professional events, such as seminars and information sessions, which take place throughout the year. When: 7 May 2019, 11.00 am to 2.00 pm or … Continue reading

Sonia Roitman in public debate on new housing models in Argentina
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Sonia Roitman in public debate on new housing models in Argentina

New housing models and typologies are now offered by the private sector and the government to satisfy new housing demand created by changes in household composition. Single-person households in all age brackets have become significant in many cities around the world. Government and private sector in Mendoza, Argentina are currently discussing new housing models to … Continue reading

The Minister’s Town Planning Prize nominations are open
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The Minister’s Town Planning Prize nominations are open

Nominate an outstanding student planner today The Minister’s Town Planning Prize, run by the Department of State Development, Manufacturing, Infrastructure and Planning, has changed. This year we’re seeking submissions for two awards: the Minister’s Planning Award 2019, previously the Minister’s Town Planning Prize and a new award, the Woman in Planning Award 2019, which will be … Continue reading

SDGs open lecture by Sonia Roitman
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SDGs open lecture by Sonia Roitman

The Department of Architecture, in collaboration with the Department of Sociology, at National University of Cuyo (Argentina) held an Open Lecture to discuss the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in Argentina. UQ|UP Sonia Roitman was the guest speaker, presenting on ‘Urban policies and the Sustainable Development Goals in Mendoza’. She discussed the UN Framework for the … Continue reading

Sonia Roitman lecturing in Argentina on role of urban planning in Sustainable Development Goals (SDG11)
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Sonia Roitman lecturing in Argentina on role of urban planning in Sustainable Development Goals (SDG11)

UQ|UP’s Sonia Roitman delivered a guest lecture to students of final year of Architecture at the National University of Cuyo in Mendoza, Argentina. The lecture provided an overview of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and in particular the ‘Urban Goal’ (SDG11: To achieve inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable cities and human settlements’). Students discussed the … Continue reading

Call for papers: Special Issue in TR-A on transport and gender (Dorina Pojani, guest editor)
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Call for papers: Special Issue in TR-A on transport and gender (Dorina Pojani, guest editor)

Special Issue: Transportation Research: Part A (TR-A) Transport, Gender, Culture Research on gender issues in urban transportation planning is paramount because more than half of the world’s population now lives in cities, women make up half of the general population, and gender crosscuts all other ‘vulnerable group’ considerations. Issues of transport equity, inclusion, and justice … Continue reading

UQ Chancellor Q&A with postgraduate planning students
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UQ Chancellor Q&A with postgraduate planning students

UQ Chancellor Mr Peter Varghese was a guest speaker this week in PLAN7612 (Global South Cities), coordinated by Sonia Roitman. Mr Varghese participated for a second year in a Q&A session on International Development and shared his personal view on international development, international relations and the role of Australia with postgraduate students from Urban Planning, … Continue reading

OOPS presents: Women in Planning 2019
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OOPS presents: Women in Planning 2019

Forty UQ|UP students and staff joined the Organisation of Planning Students (OOPS) for a night of insight into the various roles women play in planning and its related industries. Across the built environment industry, women play a vital role in our planning system. This evening involved speakers discussing personal career journeys and development, as well … Continue reading

Seminar on female-driven change in informal settlements in Indonesia, by Sonia Roitman
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Seminar on female-driven change in informal settlements in Indonesia, by Sonia Roitman

This presentation examines the positive and fast change created by Kalijawi, a community-based organisation formed by women who live in informal settlements in Yogyakarta, Indonesia since its creation in 2012. These women (and their families) are ‘deprived’ (Marcuse, 2009) and marginalised citizens who live in urban areas prone to floods that lack basic services and … Continue reading