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

Dorina Pojani on 4zzz radio taking about climate sensitive design
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Dorina Pojani on 4zzz radio taking about climate sensitive design

Brisbane City Council’s latest solution to the climate crisis: an incentive to develop sustainable buildings. These climate-sensitive design practices may be the future but at what cost? What climate-burden are these green buildings carrying and are they damaging to the public purse? Dorina Pojani invited by 4zzz reporter Isabella Cheng to provide her expert opinion; … Continue reading

Dorina Pojani panelist in  Les Ateliers roundtable on sustainable mobility in Tirana
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Dorina Pojani panelist in Les Ateliers roundtable on sustainable mobility in Tirana

UQ|UP Dorina Pojani was invited at a roundtable on sustainable mobility in Tirana, organised by Les Ateliers. Other roundtable participants included Tirana’s Deputy Mayor and the Director of Transport Planning. Les Ateliers | International workshops of planning and urban design is a non profit- organization based in Cergy, France dedicated to co-develop ideas that tackle … Continue reading

OOPS webinar series launch
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OOPS webinar series launch

The OOPS Webinar Series event is now up and running. The first three webinars will be occurring over the next three weeks. These will be open to everyone regardless of whether they are OOPS members or not. Webinar 1: Planning Disciplines, 22nd September (Week 8) Webinar 2: Planning Career, 29th September (Mid-Sem) Webinar 3: Planning … Continue reading

Dorina Pojani delivers plenary speech on TOD design at ISUF2020
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Dorina Pojani delivers plenary speech on TOD design at ISUF2020

ISUF2020 is the annual urban form conference of the International Seminar of Urban Form (www.urbanform.org/). This organisation comprises geographers, architects and historians who study urban morphology. This year’s conference host was the College of Architecture and Planning at the University of Utah. Dorina’s speech was part of the New Voices plennary session, which featured up … Continue reading

Congratulations, Dr Laurel Johnson!
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Congratulations, Dr Laurel Johnson!

On Friday, UQ|UP’s Laurel Johnson will be conferred her PhD degree from The University of Queensland. Heartfelt congratulations to Dr Johnson from the whole UQ|UP community. Laurel is an urban and social planner with over 25 years of experience as a practitioner and an educator/researcher. As well as being a full-time academic at UQ|UP, Laurel … Continue reading