Building meaningful relationships with First Nations Peoples – Conference presentation by Sonia Roitman, Jim Walker and Reyna Harrison
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Building meaningful relationships with First Nations Peoples – Conference presentation by Sonia Roitman, Jim Walker and Reyna Harrison

This week a UQ|UP team formed by Sonia Roitman, Jim Walker and Reyna Harrison will be presenting at the Development Studies Association conference (DSA Conference 2022). The presentation is on how to build meaningful research relationships with First Nations Peoples in Australia. It provides research findings showing that: a) Meaningful partnerships with First Nations communities … Continue reading

Trophy Cities by Dorina Pojani receives first review in JAPA
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Trophy Cities by Dorina Pojani receives first review in JAPA

A very positive review of Dr Pojani’s book, Trophy Cities, has just been published in the Journal of the American Planning Association. The review is by Dr Megan E. Heim LaFrombois at Auburn University. It’s available online here, with free access until October: https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/01944363.2022.2070409 Feel free to share the review on social media, using the hashtag #JAPAplanning and … Continue reading

Welcome Krismiyati!
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Welcome Krismiyati!

Meet our new PhD student in planning, Ms Kris Tasrin. She just joined UQ|UP from Indonesia and will embark upon a four-year research project about the new capitals of Egypt and Indonesia – under the supervision of Drs Dorina Pojani and Sara Alidoust. Kris will be in Chamberlain – come by to say hi! Continue reading

Dorina Pojani on New Books Network talking about her book Trophy Cities
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Dorina Pojani on New Books Network talking about her book Trophy Cities

The New Books Network is a consortium of author-interview podcast channels dedicated to raising the level of public discourse by introducing scholars and other serious writers to a wide public via new media. Listen to Dorina’s interview by Ingrid Bayley on NBN: https://newbooksnetwork.com/trophy-cities Ingrid is a PhD candidate in geography at the University of Queensland. Continue reading

Sufian Almubarak confirmed as PhD candidate
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Sufian Almubarak confirmed as PhD candidate

Sufian joined UQ|UP from Imam Muhammad bin Saud University, one of the most prestigious universities in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. He has received a full scholarship to study in Australia. His research will focus on car-free lifestyles among residents of sprawling cities in Saudi Arabia and Australia. Sufian is supervised by Drs Dorina Pojani … Continue reading

UQ|UP members receive UQ seed funding to study Nusantara’s social impact
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UQ|UP members receive UQ seed funding to study Nusantara’s social impact

Dr Sonia Roitman (UQ|UP), Dr Peter Walters (Social Science) and Fino Varisti (UQ|UP HDR student) will be working with Indonesian colleagues Dr Rusli Cahayadi (BRIN, Bada Riset dan Inovasi Nasional, and SEES graduate) and Dr Imam Ardhianto (Universitas Indonesia) on a project undertaking a social impact assessment of the relocation of Indonesia’s new capital city … Continue reading

New OOPS Awards Night launched!
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New OOPS Awards Night launched!

For the first time ever, OOPS is hosting an OOPS Awards Night! From 2022 on, this event will be held annually to recognise the achievements of UQ|UP students and staff. These awards are inclusive of all planning-related degrees in both undergraduate and postgraduate divisions. The awards are branched into three categories which include Academic Awards, … Continue reading

Congratulations, Tmnit!
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Congratulations, Tmnit!

Tmnit Halefom was just awarded her MPhil degree. Sincere congratulations on this major accomplishment! Tmnit’s thesis research focused on active transport, in particular the traffic stress that cyclists experience in Brisbane. Her next stop is Melbourne, where she is embarking on PhD journey – fully funded by the University of Swinburne. At UQ|UP, we are … Continue reading

Sebastien Darchen on GEMS panel discussing the 2032 Olympic Games in Brisbane
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Sebastien Darchen on GEMS panel discussing the 2032 Olympic Games in Brisbane

GEMS held its first industry event of the year, a panel discussion on the 2032 Brisbane Olympics! Members had the privilege of listening to an engaging and diverse panel including Council Member Jonathan Sri and UQ|UP’s Sebastien Darchen, who provided invaluable insight and greatly contributed to this challenging conversation. The panel discussed topics like the … Continue reading

More housing in flood-prone areas? Dorina Pojani chimes in on ABC News
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More housing in flood-prone areas? Dorina Pojani chimes in on ABC News

A month on from Queensland’s devastating flood disaster, thousands of families are attempting to rebuild as federal government funding for a joint support package remains up in the air. Build back better? Build back faster? Not build at all? Various experts from Queensland universities are interviewed, including UQ|UP’s Dorina Pojani. Watch the full news clip: … Continue reading

Dorina Pojani on ABC Radio Brisbane setting forth her vision for the SEQ Liveability Fund
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Dorina Pojani on ABC Radio Brisbane setting forth her vision for the SEQ Liveability Fund

If you had $285 million to make your neighbourhood more liveable, what would you spend it on? In southeast Queensland’s City Deal, there’s big ticket items – like the $450 million Brisbane Metro Woolloongabba Station or $210 million for affordable housing in Caboolture West. And then there’s $285 million dollars for a “Liveability Fund”. UQ|UP’s … Continue reading

Sign up for Sonia Roitman’s forthcoming lecture on bottom-up gender planning at Universitas Diponegoro, Indonesia
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Sign up for Sonia Roitman’s forthcoming lecture on bottom-up gender planning at Universitas Diponegoro, Indonesia

UQ|UP’s Sonia Roitman will be presenting at the International Public Lecture on Bottom-up gender planning, organised by the University of Diponegoro, in Semarang, Indonesia on 24 March 2022, 4pm Brisbane time (1pm, Semarang time). The lecture will be a conceptual and empirical discussion on the contribution of community-based female organisations to planning processes in Indonesia. … Continue reading