Dorina Pojani panelist in  Les Ateliers roundtable on sustainable mobility in Tirana
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Dorina Pojani panelist in Les Ateliers roundtable on sustainable mobility in Tirana

UQ|UP Dorina Pojani was invited at a roundtable on sustainable mobility in Tirana, organised by Les Ateliers. Other roundtable participants included Tirana’s Deputy Mayor and the Director of Transport Planning. Les Ateliers | International workshops of planning and urban design is a non profit- organization based in Cergy, France dedicated to co-develop ideas that tackle … Continue reading

OOPS webinar series launch
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OOPS webinar series launch

The OOPS Webinar Series event is now up and running. The first three webinars will be occurring over the next three weeks. These will be open to everyone regardless of whether they are OOPS members or not. Webinar 1: Planning Disciplines, 22nd September (Week 8) Webinar 2: Planning Career, 29th September (Mid-Sem) Webinar 3: Planning … Continue reading

Dorina Pojani delivers plenary speech on TOD design at ISUF2020
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Dorina Pojani delivers plenary speech on TOD design at ISUF2020

ISUF2020 is the annual urban form conference of the International Seminar of Urban Form (www.urbanform.org/). This organisation comprises geographers, architects and historians who study urban morphology. This year’s conference host was the College of Architecture and Planning at the University of Utah. Dorina’s speech was part of the New Voices plennary session, which featured up … Continue reading

Congratulations, Dr Laurel Johnson!
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Congratulations, Dr Laurel Johnson!

On Friday, UQ|UP’s Laurel Johnson will be conferred her PhD degree from The University of Queensland. Heartfelt congratulations to Dr Johnson from the whole UQ|UP community. Laurel is an urban and social planner with over 25 years of experience as a practitioner and an educator/researcher. As well as being a full-time academic at UQ|UP, Laurel … Continue reading

Seminar on recovery after forced urban relocation by Gillian Cornish
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Seminar on recovery after forced urban relocation by Gillian Cornish

Forced relocation is the process of intentionally displacing people and moving them to a new location. People affected by forced relocation experience heightened impoverishment risks and severe and long-lasting economic, psycho-socio-cultural impacts and spatial marginalisation. The documentation of these impacts is underreported in urban contexts, where the forced movement of people are more likely to … Continue reading

Launch of UQ|UP Advisory Board
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Launch of UQ|UP Advisory Board

2020 is a big year for the UQ Planning Program. The BRTP celebrates 50 years, our international community has grown and moved online for learning and collaboration, and we have launched the Planning Education Advisory Board. Wow, what a great conversation. Thanks to Paul Low for chairing and championing this engagement with some of the profession’s smartest … Continue reading

Dorina Pojani on Brisbane Times discussing subtropical urban design in SEQ
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Dorina Pojani on Brisbane Times discussing subtropical urban design in SEQ

If Brisbane is going to survive in increasingly sweltering temperatures, it needs to be compact, green, comfortable to live in and easy to get around. The Queensland capital has a reputation for balmy outdoor living with timber houses, tropical parklands and a lazy river meandering through the suburbs. But simmering humidity in summer months means … Continue reading

New UN-Habitat Global Lecture on gated communities by Sonia Roitman
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New UN-Habitat Global Lecture on gated communities by Sonia Roitman

UQ|UP’s Sonia Roitman was invited to participate in the UN-Habitat Global Lectures Series. This is a series of 10 lectures from internationally recognised academics. Dr Roitman’s lecture is entitled “Gated Community Development in our Cities“. Over the last 30 years, Gated Communities (GC) have developed worldwide in cities in the Global North and South. The … Continue reading

Congratulations, Dr Deti Kusmalawati
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Congratulations, Dr Deti Kusmalawati

The PhD degree from The University of Queensland has been confirmed to Deti Kusmalawati. Congratulations, Dr Kusmalawati! Deti’s thesis is on the governance process for the implementation of a land acquisition plan for infrastructure development in Indonesia. She examined the case of the new international airport in Yogyakarta Province. UQ|UP staff Sonia Roitman and Dorina … Continue reading

Upcoming UQ Art Museum event: ‘We Need To Talk About…Architecture and Urbanism in Transition’
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Upcoming UQ Art Museum event: ‘We Need To Talk About…Architecture and Urbanism in Transition’

The quote ‘To speak of cities and present them only as buildings’ by Greek architect and urban planner Constantinos Apostolou Doxiadis (1967) presents a fascinating provocation, as we constantly reconsider the role of buildings and public space. What is the relationship between utopian urbanism and real life cities? And who was Doxiadis? What influence has he had in the … Continue reading

UQ|UP research on gentrification featured by Brisbane Times, Sydney Morning Herald, and Urban Developer
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UQ|UP research on gentrification featured by Brisbane Times, Sydney Morning Herald, and Urban Developer

Gentrification has moved from the CBD to the suburbs of Australia’s three largest cities, in a trend researchers say shows the country’s housing system is “broken”. A University of Queensland team mapped urban renewal and population demographics from 2006 to 2016 to see how the process had spread through Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne. UQ urban … Continue reading

Congratulations Dr Rusli Cahyadi
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Congratulations Dr Rusli Cahyadi

The UQ Doctor of Philosophy Degree has been conferred to Mr Rusli Cahyadi. Congratulations Rusli! The PhD thesis is titled: ‘Social Justice and Planning Policy: The provision of sewerage infrastructure in Jakarta, Indonesia’. The thesis analyses the contribution of urban planning to reproducing social injustice in Jakarta, using a sanitation project as case study. It … Continue reading

Thank you to all our industry partners
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Thank you to all our industry partners

As this semester draws to a close, the UQ|UP team extends heartfelt thanks to all our industry partners. Your brilliance, commitment, and generosity has enabled us to deliver a world-class educational experience to our students, even under these difficult circumstances. Individuals Aunty Ruby Sims, Mununjali and Wangerribura ElderInnes Larkin, Owner and Operator of Mt Barney … Continue reading

Stephanie Wyeth’s MPIA Fellow Elevation
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Stephanie Wyeth’s MPIA Fellow Elevation

We invite you all to celebrate the second virtual elevation of PIA’s newest Queensland Fellow member and UQ|UP member, Stephanie Wyeth. We extend our sincere congratulations to Steph for this highly accomplished achievement. Stephanie Wyeth has more than 20 years’ experience in urban and social planning, with specialist expertise in community and social planning, stakeholder … Continue reading

Jim Walker at World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development at UQ
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Jim Walker at World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development at UQ

The Research for Development Impact Network (RDI Network) and The University of Queensland invite academics and practitioners from across the development sector to join in a panel session and networking evening online via Zoom. Celebrating World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development on the 21st of May, the panel will explore cultural diversity … Continue reading

OOPS Connect Newsletter launched
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OOPS Connect Newsletter launched

The Organisation of Planning Students (OOPS) at UQ is excited to launch its first newsletter. OOPS Connect highlights issues and projects that are important within the UQ|UP community and showcases the work of those within OOPS. The newsletter also provides updates on recent and upcoming OOPS events. The first issue is available at the following … Continue reading

Article on delivering social sustainability in Local Environment, by Sebastien Darchen
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Article on delivering social sustainability in Local Environment, by Sebastien Darchen

This article analyses how social sustainability is implemented in private-led regeneration processes and which understanding of the “social” foregrounds the implementation of sustainability in Montreal. The case studies are two new residential projects led by the private sector participating in the transformation of the Southwest Borough in Montreal. Read the full article. Continue reading