New issue of OOPS Connect newsletter is out!
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New issue of OOPS Connect newsletter is out!

Being a small society, OOPS strives to bring the very best opportunities and advancements to its members using UQ|UP’s longstanding relationships with industry sponsors and alumni. As of 2020, OOPS began publishing its Connect Newsletter. This provides students with the opportunity to take part in a professional student publication and to work alongside the executive … Continue reading

New book chapters on urban research methods by Stephanie Wyeth and Laurel Johnson
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New book chapters on urban research methods by Stephanie Wyeth and Laurel Johnson

Two award winning UQ|UP academics make important contributions in a new book on research methods (Methods in Urban Analysis, edited by Scott Baum, Springer). Stephanie Wyeth draws on her considerable experience as an influential city shaper and urban strategist in her Communicating Urban Research chapter. Dr Laurel Johnson‘s extensive experience in applied urban research is … Continue reading

Join the Urban Design Challenge
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Join the Urban Design Challenge

The Urban Design Challenge Winter School challenges multidisciplinary teams of planners, architects, engineers and others, to create new urban developments that are more liveable, sustainable, resilient and resource efficient. The challenge takes place over 5 days, comprising information sessions on water, energy, planning, and urban design. In a fast-paced competitive environment, eight teams of four … Continue reading

IJURR forum for HDR students: ‘Becoming an Urban Researcher During a Pandemic’
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IJURR forum for HDR students: ‘Becoming an Urban Researcher During a Pandemic’

UQ|UP HDR students are invited to join peers from around the world to reflect on their experiences doing (or attempting to do) field research during a global, but geographically uneven, pandemic. The discussion will build on the International Journal of Urban and Regional Research’s (IJURR) recently published Spotlight on Becoming an Urban Research During a … Continue reading

Australasian Transport Research Forum (ATRF) is back in Brisbane!
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Australasian Transport Research Forum (ATRF) is back in Brisbane!

The 42nd Australasian Transport Research Forum (ATRF) will take place in Brisbane, between the 8th and 10th December 2021. The conference will use the EasyChair system (https://www.easychair.org/my/conference?conf=atrf2021) and additional information will be made available on the ATRF website (http://atrf.info/) in due course. More information is provided in the Call for Papers below. The transport planning … 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

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

New article on carfree living in Case Studies on Transport Policy, co-authored by Dorina Pojani
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New article on carfree living in Case Studies on Transport Policy, co-authored by Dorina Pojani

This exploratory study examines the motivations of people who live “car-free” by choice in Brisbane, Australia. The Theory of Planned Behaviour is employed as a guiding framework for the analysis. Unlike the “car-less”, the “car-free” are physically and intellectually able to drive, and have sufficient income to purchase and maintain a car, yet they have … 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