Congratulations Dr Rusli Cahyadi
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Congratulations Dr Rusli Cahyadi

The UQ Doctor of Philosophy Degree has been conferred to Mr Rusli Cahyadi. Congratulations Rusli! The PhD thesis is titled: ‘Social Justice and Planning Policy: The provision of sewerage infrastructure in Jakarta, Indonesia’. The thesis analyses the contribution of urban planning to reproducing social injustice in Jakarta, using a sanitation project as case study. It … Continue reading

Thank you to all our industry partners
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Thank you to all our industry partners

As this semester draws to a close, the UQ|UP team extends heartfelt thanks to all our industry partners. Your brilliance, commitment, and generosity has enabled us to deliver a world-class educational experience to our students, even under these difficult circumstances. Individuals Aunty Ruby Sims, Mununjali and Wangerribura ElderInnes Larkin, Owner and Operator of Mt Barney … Continue reading

Stephanie Wyeth’s MPIA Fellow Elevation
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Stephanie Wyeth’s MPIA Fellow Elevation

We invite you all to celebrate the second virtual elevation of PIA’s newest Queensland Fellow member and UQ|UP member, Stephanie Wyeth. We extend our sincere congratulations to Steph for this highly accomplished achievement. Stephanie Wyeth has more than 20 years’ experience in urban and social planning, with specialist expertise in community and social planning, stakeholder … Continue reading

Jim Walker at World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development at UQ
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Jim Walker at World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development at UQ

The Research for Development Impact Network (RDI Network) and The University of Queensland invite academics and practitioners from across the development sector to join in a panel session and networking evening online via Zoom. Celebrating World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development on the 21st of May, the panel will explore cultural diversity … Continue reading

OOPS Connect Newsletter launched
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OOPS Connect Newsletter launched

The Organisation of Planning Students (OOPS) at UQ is excited to launch its first newsletter. OOPS Connect highlights issues and projects that are important within the UQ|UP community and showcases the work of those within OOPS. The newsletter also provides updates on recent and upcoming OOPS events. The first issue is available at the following … Continue reading

Article on delivering social sustainability in Local Environment, by Sebastien Darchen
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Article on delivering social sustainability in Local Environment, by Sebastien Darchen

This article analyses how social sustainability is implemented in private-led regeneration processes and which understanding of the “social” foregrounds the implementation of sustainability in Montreal. The case studies are two new residential projects led by the private sector participating in the transformation of the Southwest Borough in Montreal. Read the full article. Continue reading

Seminar on climate-resilient infrastructure
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Seminar on climate-resilient infrastructure

Drawing from theories of urban and environmental planning, Dr. Elnaz Torabi will share her research to date in the field of resilience and adaptation to climate change for critical infrastructure. Using the key findings from interviews with experts in the water sector in Australia, the seminar will explore the main resilience strategies and some of … Continue reading

Brisbane: University climate strike!
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Brisbane: University climate strike!

Join university students around Australia for a national day of climate action! Bushfire season is not yet over, and thousands of people across Australia will be facing unemployment, homelessness, and huge costs for repairs or relocation. Meanwhile, Australia’s corporate elite, backed up by both sides of government, are digging their heels in refusing to shift … Continue reading

Launching the Minister’s Planning Awards at UQ
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Launching the Minister’s Planning Awards at UQ

Kerry Doss, Deputy Director-General Planning Group, Department of State Development, Manufacturing, Infrastructure and Planning, presented at UQ yesterday. Kerry launched the Minister’s Planning Awards and invited expressions of interest from UQ|UP Students for a possible paid internship program in 2020. Kerry has held various roles with Brisbane City Council, Queensland State government, New South Wales … Continue reading

Welcome Dr Dr Sara Alidoust
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Welcome Dr Dr Sara Alidoust

At UQ|UP, we are delighted to announce that a new team member, Dr Sara Alidoust, has joined us. Sara holds a PhD in planning from Griffith University. Prior to joining the University of Queensland as a Lecturer, she worked as a researcher, educator, and practitioner (in both the public and private sectors) in Australia and … Continue reading

Special issue on land-use, mobility, and parking transitions in Land Use Policy, guest-edited by UQ|UP team
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Special issue on land-use, mobility, and parking transitions in Land Use Policy, guest-edited by UQ|UP team

Worldwide, urban areas dedicate huge amounts of land to accommodate vehicles, both moving and parked. While parking has its benefits for motorists, it also has deleterious effects on urban liveability and environment. Despite growing interest in parking issues, including the recent publication of Parking: An International Perspective, this remains an under-researched field. Given major research … Continue reading

Dorina Pojani on the Courier Mail discussing townhouse development in Brisbane
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Dorina Pojani on the Courier Mail discussing townhouse development in Brisbane

Brisbane residents resist townhouses. There has been an outcry at plans for additional townhouse development in Griffin yet Dr Pojani argues that there ought to be more of this ‘missing middle’ housing typology. Read the full story: http://www.couriermail.com.au/questnews/north-lakes-times/griffin-residents-voice-townhouse-discontent-as-poor-design-chokes-liveability/news-story/ee928e3f13378cf39e41cd880007b130 Continue reading

Obituary: Professor Greg G. Brown
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Obituary: Professor Greg G. Brown

Very sad news. Our former colleague Greg Brown passed away on 2 January 2020 in California. He was part of the UQ Planning program from 2011 to 2016 when he moved back to the US to become Professor and Head of the Department of Natural Resources Management & Environmental Sciences at California Polytechnic State University. … Continue reading

Graduation Day, Congratulations!
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Graduation Day, Congratulations!

Today over 50 students graduated with degrees in Urban Planning at the School of Earth and Environmental Sciences (SEES), The University of Queensland. Graduands from the Bachelor of Regional and Town Planning(BRTP), Graduate Certificate in Urban and Regional Planning,  Graduate Diploma in Urban and Regional Planning, Master of Urban and Regional Planning and PhD in … Continue reading