Book launch coming up: Trophy cities, by Dorina Pojani
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Book launch coming up: Trophy cities, by Dorina Pojani

Trophy cities: A feminist perspective on new capitals Abstract   This seminar will present Dr Pojani’s latest book Trophy cities: A feminist perspective on new capitals (Edward Elgar, 2021). Offering a fresh perspective, this timely book analyses the socio-cultural and physical production of planned capital cities through the theoretical lens of feminism. Dr Pojani evaluates the historical, … Continue reading

Point8 transport planning cadet recruitment
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Point8 transport planning cadet recruitment

Point8 is currently seeking applications for their annual Cadet Program. The program is suitable for 3rd- or 4th-year university students interested in undertaking work experience in transport planning and related disciplines. For more information, check out the LinkedIn add: https://www.linkedin.com/feed/update/urn:li:activity:6848107031099011072 or contact the Point8 Cadet Recruitment Team at cadetrecruiting@point8.com.au Continue reading

Dorina Pojani’s new book on masterplanned capital cities is out!
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Dorina Pojani’s new book on masterplanned capital cities is out!

Offering a fresh perspective, this timely book analyzes the socio-cultural and physical production of planned capital cities through the theoretical lens of feminism. Dorina Pojani evaluates the historical, spatial and symbolic manifestations of new capital cities, as well as the everyday experiences of those living there, to shed light on planning processes, outcomes and contemporary … Continue reading

Jim Walker presenting at ‘Indigenous knowledges in the Academy’
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Jim Walker presenting at ‘Indigenous knowledges in the Academy’

Last Friday, UQ|UP participated in a symposium organised by UQ Indigenous Engagement. The purpose of the symposium was to reflect and showcase how Indigenous knowledges are embedded in the teaching curriculum. Jim Walker, from the School of Earth and Environmental Sciences, and member of UQ|UP presented the work he has been leading at the Faculty … Continue reading

Community forum on housing injustice – coming up in West End
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Community forum on housing injustice – coming up in West End

Housing Justice in Unjust Cities on Friday 24th September, 5:30PM, AHEPA Hall in West End, Brisbane.  The forum intends to explore different angles and perspectives on housing, with a particular emphasis on the perspectives of marginalised people, including First Nations peoples, disabled people, and refugees, and will look at tenant’s rights and anti-eviction movements. Contributors include … Continue reading

Minister’s Planning Awards – nominations closing soon!
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Minister’s Planning Awards – nominations closing soon!

The QLD Department of State Development, Infrastructure, Local Government and Planning is committed to shaping Queensland’s future — and that means investing in tomorrow’s planners by giving them an opportunity to put their skills, knowledge, and ideas to practice in real-life scenarios. The Minister’s Planning Awards give planning students the opportunity to submit applications to … Continue reading

UQ|UP visiting Ipswich
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UQ|UP visiting Ipswich

Ipswich City Council (ICC) is working to transform the Ipswich CBD. Ipswich is located in South East Queensland, 40 kilometres west of Brisbane and has a population of 232,000 inhabitants. It is a heritage city. The local government has started a very ambitious project of renovating the CBD, creating a new precinct to attract new … Continue reading

Place Jam get-together coming up
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Place Jam get-together coming up

Place Jam is an Australasian placemaking peer network, ‘helping make places sticky’ since 2015. Their next get-together is on Thursday 9th September 5.00pm – 8.00pm at Wandering Cooks, 63 Vulture Street, West End, Brisbane Hosted as a collaboration between Urbanistas, PlacemakingX, and Place Jam, this will be the first of a move towards seasonal after … Continue reading

Upcoming webinar on sustainable urbanization in Indonesia
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Upcoming webinar on sustainable urbanization in Indonesia

Next week, UQ and Universitas Indonesia (UI) will jointly host a new webinar as part of the UQ-UI Bilateral Research Forum. This webinar is entitled Sustainable Urbanisation and Sustainable Development Goals in Indonesian Cities. Our overall aim is to foster conversations between UQ and UI researchers working on sustainable cities in Indonesia.   The webinar will start with … Continue reading

The Festival of Urbanism starts in one week!
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The Festival of Urbanism starts in one week!

The Festival of ‘endangered’ Urbanism13-24 September The annual Festival of Urbanism is a series of conversations where researchers, practitioners, community advocates and industry leaders come together to debate the threats and opportunities facing our cities. You are invited to join the various events that make up the 8th Festival of ‘endangered’ Urbanism. All events across … Continue reading

Tmnit Halefom Hailu on public panel discussing the ongoing war in Tigray, Ethiopia
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Tmnit Halefom Hailu on public panel discussing the ongoing war in Tigray, Ethiopia

This Sunday, one of our HDR students, Tmnit Halefom Hailu, partook in a public discussion in which the panelists talked about the ongoing war in Tigray, Ethiopia, and indicated that genocide is occurring. A major humanitarian crisis is unfolding. A native of Tigray, Ms Hailu provided an overview of the political context that led to … Continue reading

THI Urban Change Festival
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THI Urban Change Festival

Studio THI is an independent not-for-profit providing a platform for government, developers, professional advisors, and the community to work together to champion, envision and deliver sustainable urban development. Studio THI seeks to shape purposeful, ambitious, and enduring places that enrich the way we live, learn, work and play. The upcoming Studio THI Urban Change Festival … Continue reading

Sebastien Darchen on ACRN webinar panel discussing migration, identity, diaspora and urban scholars(hip)
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Sebastien Darchen on ACRN webinar panel discussing migration, identity, diaspora and urban scholars(hip)

This ACRN webinar will take the form of a panel discussion and it will feature a great line up of urban studies scholars from across Australia and Aotearoa-New Zealand. UQ|UP’s Sebastien Darchen will part of the panel. See the link below for details of speakers, registration and even some recommended readings that speak to the … Continue reading

EDI-C seminar on disability, neurodiversity and special needs
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EDI-C seminar on disability, neurodiversity and special needs

This seminar is an opportunity to gain an understanding of the experiences of how people with disabilities navigate a world of imbalances and challenges presented by frameworks designed for non-disabled people. Hear about personal experiences from people with disability in academia and their pathway to success. Title: Disability and the Diverse Pathway to Success Speakers: … Continue reading

Join UQ’s MaaS scheme
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Join UQ’s MaaS scheme

A Mobility as a Service (MaaS) scheme will be launched at UQ in mid-2021. A MaaS scheme is defined as the integration of transport services through a single access point with a common interface. This UQ scheme will provide users with access to a range of unlimited or discounted transport options for a fixed monthly … Continue reading

Dorina Pojani guest lecturing on transport in Southeast Asia at the Indonesian Institute of Sciences (LIPI)
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Dorina Pojani guest lecturing on transport in Southeast Asia at the Indonesian Institute of Sciences (LIPI)

This presentation will examine issues related to policy transfer in urban transport planning in Southeast Asia. It will consider the metropolitan regions of four major capitals: Jakarta, Kuala Lumpur, Manila, and Bangkok. Who transfers policy and why, what elements of policy are transferred, in what direction and to what degree, and what barriers does transfer … Continue reading