Workshop: Urban Systems Transformation: Sustainable Cities
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Workshop: Urban Systems Transformation: Sustainable Cities

Future Earth Australia is holding the South East Queensland workshop for Urban Systems Transformation: Sustainable Cities. Future Earth Australia, hosted by the Australian Academy of Science, is leading a process to write a national strategy for Australian sustainable cities. The process involves interactive workshops around Australia, with researchers, practitioners, industry, and government participating in these workshops … Continue reading

Seminar on house crowding among Australia’s Lebanese population
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Seminar on house crowding among Australia’s Lebanese population

This presentation will examine the socio-spatial problems of house crowding among the Lebanese population in Australia. The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) collects data regularly to produce quantitative indicators of the ‘housing utilisation’ of Australian dwellings and identify potential ‘overcrowding’ among Australian dwellings in general. However, the method adopted by the ABS is based on … Continue reading

UQ|UP at ANZAPS 2018
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UQ|UP at ANZAPS 2018

The Environmental Planning Programme at the University of Waikato is hosting ANZAPS 2018 – the annual conference of the Australia and New Zealand Association of Planning Schools. 1 – 3 November, Hamilton, New Zealand UQ|UP participants include Laurel Johnson and Dorina Pojani. Conference theme: Decisions, Decisions Decisions are at the heart of planning – from … Continue reading

Public forum and symposium: Designing Healthy Liveable Cities
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Public forum and symposium: Designing Healthy Liveable Cities

Creating healthy liveable cities is an international priority for health and the environment. RMIT’s NHMRC Centre for Research Excellence in Healthy, Liveable Communities is hosting healthy and active living events in Brisbane with international leaders in their field including Professor James (Jim) Sallis, Professor Billie Giles-Corti and Professor Gavin Turrell. Other speakers from the NHMRC … Continue reading

Public lecture: Harnessing cycling to create a congestion free city
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Public lecture: Harnessing cycling to create a congestion free city

A team of internationally esteemed urban transport experts will deliver a free Public Lecture next Friday to make the case for cycling in solving South East Queensland’s worsening congestion chaos. Canadian mobility gurus, Modacity, will visit Brisbane over three days, on a whirlwind speaking tour comprising industry seminars and a public lecture. When:                  5pm-7pm, Friday … Continue reading

Seminar: Combining Facebook and traditional survey data to predict migrant stocks in the United States
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Seminar: Combining Facebook and traditional survey data to predict migrant stocks in the United States

Understanding migration patterns and how they change over time has important implications for understanding broader population trends, effectively designing policy and allocating resources. However, data on migration movements are often lacking, and those that do exist are not produced in a timely manner. Social media data offer new opportunities to provide more up-to-date demographic estimates … Continue reading

Congratulations Dr Luftun Lata!
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Congratulations Dr Luftun Lata!

Congratulations Dr Lutfun Lata! The PhD degree has been conferred to Lata! Lata’s thesis discusses ‘Counter-space’ and the spatial politics of the use of public space in a slum in Dhaka, Bangladesh. She uses the ideas of Lefebvre to discuss the actions and subtle practices of poor residents to secure their livelihoods contesting the role … Continue reading

NESS Forum: Communicating to protect the environment
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NESS Forum: Communicating to protect the environment

We are excited to announce the NESS Annual Forum for 2018. If you have ever wondered “how can we communicate effectively about environmental issues,” then come along to this year’s Network of Environmental Social Scientists (NESS) forum. Communicating to protect the environment: Science, practice and innovation. There is a great line up of speakers including … Continue reading

Seminar on biofuels
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Seminar on biofuels

It is our pleasure to announce that this Friday 19 October at 1pm, in room N202 of the Hawken building (50), Mike Cochran will be giving a seminar on “Biofuels and Australian Biofuel Development”. The seminar will touch on several topics of interest to a broad audience: About biofuels – process, feedstocks World biofuel scene … Continue reading

Dorina Pojani at iMove workshop in Sydney on vulnerable road users
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Dorina Pojani at iMove workshop in Sydney on vulnerable road users

The workshop includes representatives from local, state and federal government, universities, industry and industry bodies who have come together to: * Explore the challenges for vulnerable road users * Identify areas for collaborative research and development projects to assist these users Solutions will be the focus of follow up workshops. When: Tuesday 2 October, 10am … Continue reading

UQ|UP team in China
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UQ|UP team in China

UQ|UP’s Laurel Johnson attended a selection of Chinese Normal Universities last week to exchange research interests and promote UQ’s urban planning programs. Other UQ|UP members in attendance included Dr Yan Liu and Prof Jonathan Corcoran. UQ|UP continues to attract Chinese students at both undergraduate and graduate levels. The trip included workshops with prospective students. Ms … Continue reading

We are hiring!
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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