Upcoming EDI Seminar on Spanish-speaking migrants in Brisbane
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Upcoming EDI Seminar on Spanish-speaking migrants in Brisbane

Perceived discrimination (PD) in the field of Discourse Analysis is the study of discourse that focuses on the perspectives of the victims of discrimination, exploring what they say and how they say it. This seminar will present the results of a PD study of twelve Spanish speaking immigrants to Brisbane, during semi-structured, co-constructed interviews. Data … Continue reading

UQ|UP team wins Faculty of Science COVID Research Recovery Funding
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UQ|UP team wins Faculty of Science COVID Research Recovery Funding

Congratulations to the planning team! In awarding this fund (nearly $50,000), the Faculty noted that our application clearly showed UQ|UP’s commitment to high-quality teaching during the difficult and unexpected circumstances associated with the COVID-19 pandemic, our willingness to take on additional duties to achieve this, the impact this had on our research, and the potential … Continue reading

Caroline Milne receives Town Planning Thesis Prize 2020
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Caroline Milne receives Town Planning Thesis Prize 2020

Many congratulations to UQ|UP honour’s student Caroline Milne for receiving the Town Planning Thesis prize 2020 on the basis of highest marks in exposition or thesis. This prize ($400) is funded by a donor, UQ|UP Adjunct Prof. John Brannock. The award will be noted on Caroline’s official academic transcript. Thesis title: The Implications of Participatory … Continue reading

UQ|UP staff receive Dean’s Commendation for Excellent Teaching
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UQ|UP staff receive Dean’s Commendation for Excellent Teaching

Each semester, the Faculty of Science asks our full-time students who achieved a GPA of 6.6 or greater in the previous semester to nominate their most effective teacher. These nominations allow the Faculty to celebrate the outstanding efforts of UQ|UP and other staff to support students through effective teaching. UQ|UP lecturers Stephanie Wyeth and Dorina Pojani … Continue reading

Dorina Pojani at ACRN’s ‘Speaking Out Series 1’: Inspiring women in urban research
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Dorina Pojani at ACRN’s ‘Speaking Out Series 1’: Inspiring women in urban research

The Australian Cities Research Network is convening the first webinar panel for the new ACRN ‘Speaking Out’ series which focuses on how the urban research community can contribute to addressing issues of gender inequity. Specifically, the ways in which urban research can work to: inform urban policy / practice; contribute to public debate / social movements; … Continue reading

Sebastien Darchen joins ACRN Committee
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Sebastien Darchen joins ACRN Committee

The Australasian Cities Research Network (ACRN) was established in the early 2000s with the aim of promoting, fostering, championing, and disseminating research relevant to Australian cities and regions. This is achieved via the State of Australian Cities (SOAC) Conference which has been running since 2003. Membership of the ACRN is open to all those engaged … Continue reading

Planning student focus groups – all invited
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Planning student focus groups – all invited

BRTP and MURP Students are invited to participate focus groups on the undergraduate and postgraduate program. These focus groups are part of the Reimagining UQ Planning Project which is seeking your feedback and ideas on how to enhance the academic and student experience in the program. The focus groups are designed and led by students. … Continue reading

New article on ridesharing in Journal of Transport Geography, co-authored by UQ|UP team
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New article on ridesharing in Journal of Transport Geography, co-authored by UQ|UP team

Ridesharing and the tech companies that enable it have become household names. However, as research has focused on users rather than non-users, much less is known about the latter. Understanding the characteristics, behaviours, and motivations of non-users is quite important too, if the planning goal is to shift urban populations from private cars to ridesharing. … Continue reading

A joint PhD scholarship opportunity by UQ and Exeter University
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A joint PhD scholarship opportunity by UQ and Exeter University

We have a PhD scholarship opportunity available to study alongside Dr Sara Alidoust, Professor Jonathan Corcoran, Dr Scott Lieske from the University of Queensland and Professor Victoria Tischler from Exeter University, on a QUEX funded project, ‘Green Spaces for Healthy Ageing’. The project will be the first international comparative study, of Brisbane (Australia) and Exeter (UK), unpacking … Continue reading

UQ|UP team wins AURIN grant to study bikeability in Australian cities
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UQ|UP team wins AURIN grant to study bikeability in Australian cities

Bikeability for Transportation: Tools and Data for Research and Practice. This project will develop a new bikeability assessment tool, making it possible to assess and monitor planning, design, infrastructure and policy interventions over time. Combined with AURIN’s existing walkability tool, objective and accessible bikeability measures will support multi‐modal transportation planning with a strong active transportation … Continue reading

Research seminar on planning for climate change adaptation
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Research seminar on planning for climate change adaptation

This research was motivated by a concern that existing societal processes may exacerbate a given socio-ecological system’s susceptibility to the adverse consequences of climate change. Yet, such societal processes are simultaneously underrepresented in adaptation research and practice. The research examined how the problem of climate change adaptation is structured within multi-level policy and planning frameworks. … Continue reading

EDI-C seminar on working parents in academia
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EDI-C seminar on working parents in academia

Successful child raising requires attention, time, effort, energy and goodwill. The responsibility for raising the next generation of citizens is under-valued and falls disproportionately to women. This responsibility impedes women’s progress and success in the workplace, including in universities. This seminar will provide the opportunity to explore how the imbalances inherent in sexist attitudes to … Continue reading

LIPI seminar on gated communities and inequality in Indonesia
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LIPI seminar on gated communities and inequality in Indonesia

LIPI (Indonesian Institute of Science) is the peak organisation for research policy in Indonesia. They have recently started a series of seminars to discuss how cities can be improved to benefit their residents. UQ|UP’s Sonia Roitman has been invited to share research findings on the role of gated communities in reproducing inequalities in Indonesian cities. … Continue reading

Happy IWD!
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Happy IWD!

Wishing all the incredible women at UQ|UP – students and staff – a very happy International Women’s Day 2021. Thank you for all things you do. Shine on… Not just today but everyday! In 2021, let’s all choose to challenge and call out gender bias in the planning profession and inequality in cities. Let’s seek … Continue reading

Dorina Pojani on ABC News talking about public participation in planning
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Dorina Pojani on ABC News talking about public participation in planning

Development applications lodged with Brisbane City Council are being flooded with proforma submissions in a bid to sway the council’s decision to approve or reject applications, but submitters may be wasting their time. Experts say the system isn’t perfect but provides democratic input for residents. Read the full story, including Dorina’s interview: http://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-03-04/development-applications-flooded-with-submissions/13208310 Continue reading