Congratulations, Dr Gillian Cornish!
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Congratulations, Dr Gillian Cornish!

Congratulations to Gillian Cornish who has recently completed her PhD in Planning at UQ. The title of her thesis is ‘Settling into a New Place: Livelihood recovery and belongingness of households forced to relocate in Yangon, Myanmar‘. This thesis examines the recovery process of people who were forced to relocate from central Yangon, Myanmar, to the city’s outskirts … Continue reading

Seminar on systems theory and sustainability by David Wadley
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Seminar on systems theory and sustainability by David Wadley

Systems thinking, involving tipping points, phase shifts and entropy, usefully underpins investigation of anthropogenic interaction with the natural milieu. Since the stakes in environmental management are no longer local or regional but global, analysis must move beyond the natural sciences’ cataloguing of the symptoms to probe the causes of the cumulating disruptions gripping the world. … Continue reading

Congratulations, Dr Temi Indriati Miranda!
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Congratulations, Dr Temi Indriati Miranda!

Dr Temi Indriati Miranda has completed her PhD degree. Well done, Temi! Her thesis is titled: ‘ Decision-making process used by middle-middle class families to access homeownership in Greater Jakarta, Indonesia‘. Eighteen percent of the Indonesian population is considered urban middle‐middle class. Using the decision‐making process framework for housing access, this research addresses the broad … Continue reading

Glowing reviews for book on music and cities co-edited by Sebastien Darchen
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Glowing reviews for book on music and cities co-edited by Sebastien Darchen

“Electronic Cities: Music, Policies and Spaces in the 21st Century” is a welcome contribution to the ‘urban turn’ in popular music studies. It moves beyond the analysis of styles and venues, setting musical practice within complex networks of policy, economic history and metropolitan politics. These fascinating case studies take us beyond the self-proclaimed ‘capitals’ of … Continue reading

Industry webinar organised by UQ|UP’s MURPs
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Industry webinar organised by UQ|UP’s MURPs

UQ|UP MURP students Abena Dankwa and Purnima Rathi have organised an Industry Webinar. Three international graduates from our MURP program have been invited to discuss their experiences in getting planning jobs in Australia. The speakers will provide tips for students about to graduate who are looking for local job opportunities. Speakers include: Katia Salazar Reviakina, … Continue reading

Seminar by Nicole Garofano on plastic food and beverage packaging and sustainability
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Seminar by Nicole Garofano on plastic food and beverage packaging and sustainability

Foods and beverages packaged in plastic are manufactured in developed economies or regional manufacturing hubs and sold globally, including into small island developing states. Research has shown that for SIDS, an increasing dependence on these imported products has resulted in changing food cultures. Increased packaged F&B consumption also contributes to environmental and other human health … Continue reading

Seminar by David Wadley on project management and successful thesis completion
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Seminar by David Wadley on project management and successful thesis completion

UQ|UP’s David Wadley presented an interactive seminar, quite informal and highly pragmatic. It offered some new angles from project management which can help those who are intending to write, or are currently completing, a research thesis. Emphasis was placed on initial aspects (project scope, initiation and risk management) which can condition the entire thesis exercise. … Continue reading

Dorina Pojani on 4zzz radio taking about climate sensitive design
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Dorina Pojani on 4zzz radio taking about climate sensitive design

Brisbane City Council’s latest solution to the climate crisis: an incentive to develop sustainable buildings. These climate-sensitive design practices may be the future but at what cost? What climate-burden are these green buildings carrying and are they damaging to the public purse? Dorina Pojani invited by 4zzz reporter Isabella Cheng to provide her expert opinion; … Continue reading

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

OOPS Connect Newsletter – new issue is out!
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OOPS Connect Newsletter – new issue is out!

The new issue of Connect, the newsletter published by the Organisation of Planning Students (OOPS) at UQ, is out! This issue is about Green Space. It discusses issues about green-oriented development, people, planet and profit, and the guidelines for a green design by Brisbane City Council. Congratulations to OOPS for another great issue and well … 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