Article co-authored by Dr Pojani on sprawl and inequality reviewed in Planning magazine
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Article co-authored by Dr Pojani on sprawl and inequality reviewed in Planning magazine

Written by Prof Reid Ewing, the review appeared in the April 2018 issue of Planning under the column “Research you can use.” Planning is published by the American Planning Association eleven times a year. It reaches thousands of readers — planners and the public alike — covering innovative ideas that reshape communities across America and … Continue reading

New Conversation article by Dr. Darchen and Dr. Roitman on crime and insecurity in cities
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New Conversation article by Dr. Darchen and Dr. Roitman on crime and insecurity in cities

Crime and insecurity are deeply entrenched in some cities. While we have rankings of the most dangerous cities in the world, this does not give a clear picture of how and why dangerous spaces develop in cities. We are analysing case studies from cities in France, Colombia, Brazil and Australia to understand the factors that … Continue reading

Polis PowerPlays, 2018 round
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Polis PowerPlays, 2018 round

Following the established tradition in our Planning Theory course, on Tuesday undergraduate planning students played Polis PowerPlays: A game of complex interactions. How to play PPP? Watch the instructions by the game master, Dr Ralf Muhlberger. Some student reactions to the game: “It was a great game and activity to boost your negotiation, communication and … Continue reading

Seminar: Un-neighbourliness – The neighbourhood context of problems and disputes between neighbours
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Seminar: Un-neighbourliness – The neighbourhood context of problems and disputes between neighbours

In academic research, neighbour relationships are generally viewed as either absent – having gradually been eroded by processes of mobility and privatisation – or as positive in the way they engender greater levels of community resilience, neighbourhood attachment and reduced fear of crime. Yet, despite anecdotal accounts that the incidence of neighbour problems is increasing, … Continue reading

Development Practice annual lecture: Feminist and queer strategies for imagining and enacting other possible worlds
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Development Practice annual lecture: Feminist and queer strategies for imagining and enacting other possible worlds

In the current context of anthropogenic climate change, growing global inequality and widespread loss of confidence in ‘business as usual’, it would seem that never has the time been riper for women to ‘take back the economy’ and re-centre it upon care for people and other species and repair of the planet. In this lecture … Continue reading

New Colombo Plan Scholarship: Applications open!
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New Colombo Plan Scholarship: Applications open!

Applications are now open for the New Colombo Plan (NCP) Scholarship, a prestigious program that funds high achieving undergraduate students to undertake study, language training and internships in 40 countries across the Indo-Pacific region. The New Colombo Plan is a signature initiative of the Australian Government that aims to lift knowledge of the Indo-Pacific in … Continue reading

We are hiring!
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We are hiring!

SEES is currently recruiting a new Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Environmental and Planning Regulation and Policy. Follow the link below for details on this position: jobs.uq.edu.au/caw/en/job/504245/lecturersenior-lecturer-in-environmental-and-planning-regulation-and-policy Closing date for applications: 07 May 2018 (11:55 PM) E. Australia Standard Time   Continue reading

New article on urban transport in the Global South by Dr Dorina Pojani
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New article on urban transport in the Global South by Dr Dorina Pojani

Policy design for sustainable urban transport in the Global South. Authors: Dr Dorina Pojani (UQ) A/Prof Dominic Stead (TU Delft) Many urban areas, both in the Global North and South, are becoming increasingly automobile-dominated and less sustainable. The need to take action is well recognized but all too often governance arrangements and the symbolism attached … Continue reading

OOPS/GEMS Employability Night
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OOPS/GEMS Employability Night

Two SEES student clubs – GEMS and OOPS – are hosting a night to help students focus and refine their skills for finding employment. Industry professionals and alumni will be speaking on the night about how to achieve this. What are the dos and don’ts of becoming a professional? When: Tuesday 17/4, 6-8.00 pm Where: … Continue reading

Planning student awards ceremony
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Planning student awards ceremony

Planning student awards ceremony is coming up! It includes Minister’s prize for best student in year for each year of the BRTP program and best student in the MURP program, and the PIA QLD Awards Launch. When: Tuesday 29/5, 12.30-2.00 Where: Parliamentary Annex. Cost: free (but registration is required) Registration: PIA website We hope to … Continue reading

Documentary film night by MDP: Disaster Capitalism
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Documentary film night by MDP: Disaster Capitalism

When aid and politics meets business, who really gains from the global giving industry? DISASTER CAPITALISM is a compelling documentary that goes inside Afghanistan, Haiti and Papua New Guinea to reveal the dark side of moneymakers and aid exploiters unafraid to make a killing from the misfortune of others. Best-selling journalist and author Antony Loewenstein … Continue reading

Public seminar: Responsive regulation of urban public spaces and their diverse social uses
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Public seminar: Responsive regulation of urban public spaces and their diverse social uses

In the UK and elsewhere, crime, disorder and (in)security have become organizing objectives of urban governance with distinct implications for the manner in which public spaces are planned, designed and regulated. This presentation seeks to reframe debates about the regulation of public space, conceptualized as ‘mediated conviviality’. This perspective simultaneously decentres crime and (in)security as … Continue reading