Dorina Pojani on the Sunshine Coast News talking about gentrification
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Dorina Pojani on the Sunshine Coast News talking about gentrification

The Sunshine Coast faces a battle to keep young families and maintain diversity as surging home prices threaten to “gentrify” the region, a national expert warns. Gentrification happens when wealthier people move into a lower-income area, pushing up house prices and often displacing original residents. Interviewed experts, including UQ|UP’s Dorina Pojani, warn the Sunshine Coast … Continue reading

Congratulations to the 2020 Class!
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Congratulations to the 2020 Class!

Face-to-face graduations ceremonies are back at UQ!! Last week we had the graduation of all the Planning Students of the 2020 Class. Congratulations to all! Eight students completed their Doctoral Studies, 32 students completed their Master of Urban and Regional Planning (MURP), two students completed their Graduate Certificates in Urban and Regional Planning, four students … Continue reading

Dorina Pojani on ABC Radio talking about urban trees and walkability
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Dorina Pojani on ABC Radio talking about urban trees and walkability

Why do we need more trees in Brisbane? What’s the connection between trees and urban transport? UQ|UP’s Dorina Pojani was interviewed by Kelly Higgins-Devine at ABC Radio Brisbane to discuss these issues. The interview aired on 4 Feb, at 8.50 am. Listen to the recording of Mornings: http://www.abc.net.au/radio/brisbane/programs/mornings/mornings/13101292 (min. 22). Continue reading

Congratulations to all Planning Graduands!
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Congratulations to all Planning Graduands!

Since all official graduation ceremonies have been postponed due to COVID, at UQ|UP we decided to mark the end of the year with an Informal Planning Graduation. This semester we have 25 students graduating from the Master in Urban and Regional Planning (MURP) and 15 students graduating from the Bachelor of Urban and Regional Planning … Continue reading

Happy holidays!
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Happy holidays!

We hope this post finds you well. We know that planning colleagues and students around the world are in various stages of lockdown restrictions, and living with the ongoing trauma of disease and death. We send big love and solidarity from UQ|UP. In Brisbane, we were luckly to emerge from our lockdown early on this … Continue reading

UQ|UP staff rake up SEES & Faculty Teaching & Learning awards in 2020
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UQ|UP staff rake up SEES & Faculty Teaching & Learning awards in 2020

Congratulations everyone! Very proud to have such a dedicated urban planning team at UQ who delivered teaching excellence during a most unusual and difficult year. Faculty of Science Award for Excellence in Teaching & Learning – Recognises and rewards individuals and small teams who make a significant contribution to the outstanding Teaching & Learning achievements … Continue reading

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