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Housemates, inmates and living mates: Communal living in Australia. Co-authored article by UQ SEES and Griffith University published in the Australian Planner.

Ecovillages and cohousing are types of intentional community living arrangements that bring positive social, ecological and economic solutions to challenges of housing affordability, social breakdown and ecological over consumption. They are fast attracting interest among planners, governments, developers, the media and the public. Yet what was the population and characteristics of these compared to other … Continue reading

Field trip course in Indonesia
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Field trip course in Indonesia

Thirty two UQ students from Planning, Environmental Management, Social Science and Geography at UQ recently spent 10 days in Yogyakarta, Indonesia undertaking a field course. The course is done in partnership with Gadjah Mada University (UGM) in Yogyakarta and allowed 18 Planning students from UGM to join the course. The course is called ‘Understanding development … Continue reading

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Upcoming seminar on energizing the greater mekong subregion: rethinking the belt and road initiative

  Abstract Since its launch in late 2013 by Chinese President Xi Jinping, the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) has become a significant factor in shaping China’s economic and diplomatic relations with the world. While there are many studies pertaining to the BRI’s origins and characteristics, relatively little attention has been drawn to the responses … Continue reading

3MT Competition is coming up
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3MT Competition is coming up

The UQ Graduate School and SEES invite you to attend the SEES Heat of the 2018 Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) Competition. The 3MT is an academic competition that challenges HDR candidates to describe their research within three minutes to a general audience. 3MT celebrates the discoveries made by research students and encourages their skill in … Continue reading

Students’ global perspective broadened by Hong Kong field trip with Dr Darchen
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Students’ global perspective broadened by Hong Kong field trip with Dr Darchen

Twenty undergraduate and postgraduate students have experienced urban regeneration, adaptive reuse of heritage buildings, natural hazard mitigation, animal habitats and land reclamation initiatives first hand in a UQ|UP international field trip to Hong Kong and Macau. The trip enabled students to learn about the natural landscapes and urban developments in the fast-growing Pearl River Delta region. … Continue reading

UQ|UP staff pitches at Sparks 1: Igniting Ideas
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UQ|UP staff pitches at Sparks 1: Igniting Ideas

Date: Thursday, 28 June 2018 Time: 4.30-6.30pm Location: Planning Studio (Room 314/315), Steele Building (3) Schedule 4.30pm: Open & Welcome (Prof Gordon Southam) 4.30-5.00pm: Socialising over food and drinks 5.00-5.50pm: 5 minute presentations Dr Amelia Wenger – “The accidental Sherlock Holmes: looking for evidence of management success” Dr Andy Christy – “Green rust: a green … Continue reading

NTEU Scholarship for postgraduate feminist studies
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NTEU Scholarship for postgraduate feminist studies

The Carolyn Allport Scholarship for Postgraduate Feminist Studies by Research is available for a woman undertaking postgraduate feminist studies, by research, in any discipline, awarding $5000 per year for a maximum of 3 years to the successful applicant. Applicants must be currently enrolled in postgraduate studies, by research, in an academic award of an Australian … Continue reading

Happy anniversary UQ|UP blog!
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Happy anniversary UQ|UP blog!

We started the UQ|UP blog one year ago. Since then we have shared hundreds of news, ideas, and papers with the world. And the world is following us: our blog has been visited more than 7,000 times. Anniversaries are a time to look back at the good times and ahead to wonderful tomorrows. Happy blogging … Continue reading

New ARC grant to Dr Karen McNamara to study population mobility and climate change in the Pacific Islands
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New ARC grant to Dr Karen McNamara to study population mobility and climate change in the Pacific Islands

Transformative human mobilities in a changing climate This project aims to investigate the potential for diverse forms of human mobility, particularly relocation and migration, with climate change adaptation across the Pacific Islands region. The project aims to utilise policy analysis and in-depth case study research, conducted across five countries, to inform the creation of a … Continue reading

Qld female planning academics at Australian Higher Education Women’s Leadership Summit
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Qld female planning academics at Australian Higher Education Women’s Leadership Summit

The Australian Higher Education Women’s Leadership Summit is a major annual event for women at all levels to connect, share ideas and build their leadership skills. Created by Australia’s leading authority on women’s leadership, Women & Leadership Australia, the Summit has been developed in consultation with a broad range of stakeholders across the industry. Continue reading

New book chapter by Sebastien Darchen on densification and sustainability in inner cities (Routledge)
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New book chapter by Sebastien Darchen on densification and sustainability in inner cities (Routledge)

Dr. Sebastien Darchen in collaboration with Professor Claire Poitras (INRS-UCS, Montreal) published a chapter titled “Accommodating densification and social sustainability in the inner city: Case study of Griffintown in Montreal” in the recent edited volume “Compulsory acquisition for urban densification” Edited by Associate Professor Glen Searle. The book also includes a chapter by Long Chen … Continue reading