Vacancy: Lecturer in Environmental and Planning Regulation and Policy
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Vacancy: Lecturer in Environmental and Planning Regulation and Policy

The School of Earth and Environmental Sciences is advertising for a new Lecturer in Environmental and Planning Regulation and Policy. The application closing date is Monday 14 October 2019, 11:00pm. We invite interested candidates to apply through the link below below: UQ Jobs – http://search.jobs.uq.edu.au/caw/en/job/508366/lecturer-in-environmental-and-planning-regulation-and-policy Continue reading

Communities fighting against evictions in Delhi
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Communities fighting against evictions in Delhi

RC21-IJURR Doctoral School (coordinated by Claire Colomb (UCL), Sonia Roitman (UQ|UP) and Liza Weinstein (Northeastern University): On Saturday, we were invited into three “bastis” (communities) across Delhi that have been struggling against their eviction and displacement. Thank you to housing rights activist Shakeel Abdul, who made our visits possible and introduced us to these inspiring … Continue reading

Renee Zahnow giving 2019 Paul Bourke Public Lecture on using big data to identify crime patterns
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Renee Zahnow giving 2019 Paul Bourke Public Lecture on using big data to identify crime patterns

The University of Queensland’s School of Social Science invites you to attend the 2019 Paul Bourke Public Lecture presented by Dr Renee Zahnow.  The majority of crime events in urban spaces are unplanned and take place during the course of everyday legitimate activities. Despite a long standing theoretical interest in the spatial routines that structure … Continue reading

Laurel Johnson speaking about transport disadvantage in Brisbane suburbs
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Laurel Johnson speaking about transport disadvantage in Brisbane suburbs

Transport infrastructure and transport services are vital to a city’s function. Transport connects citizens to employment, goods, services and each other. Despite this shared understanding of the central role of transport in urban life, for some city residents, the cost, availability, reliability, convenience and/or quality of transport constrain their access to the city’s assets. These … Continue reading

Upcoming book on music policies and space in the 21st century, by Sebastien Darchen (Palgrave McMillan)
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Upcoming book on music policies and space in the 21st century, by Sebastien Darchen (Palgrave McMillan)

Dr. Sébastien Darchen (The University of Queensland), Dr. Damien Charrieras (City University, Hong Kong) and Dr. John Willsteed (QUT) have just signed a book contract with Palgrave McMillan for an edited collection entitled “Electronic cities: Music, Policies and Space in the 21st century” to be published in 2021. This edited volume analyses the governance of … Continue reading

Dorina Pojani lectures on sustainable transport and feminist planning at University of Los Andes, Colombia
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Dorina Pojani lectures on sustainable transport and feminist planning at University of Los Andes, Colombia

Founded in 1948 in Bogota, Universidad de los Andes is regarded as the top university in Colombia and one of the best in Latin America. It offers education in urbanism, architecture and design, as well as environmental/transport engineering. In the past week, Dr Dorina Pojani delivered guest lectures on sustainable transport planning and gender issues … Continue reading

Dorina Pojani discusses parking issues at the Pontifical University of Chile
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Dorina Pojani discusses parking issues at the Pontifical University of Chile

Parking, albeit pedestrian, is an international issue of rising importance. Worldwide, the amount of land dedicated to the storage of motor vehicles is substantial and urgently needs to be carefully enumerated and then reconsidered in the context of progress towards an environmentally, economically, and socially sustainable urban future. Cities need to develop better ways to … Continue reading

Seminar on inequality and city size in OECD countries
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Seminar on inequality and city size in OECD countries

As cities grow, both the productivity of their inhabitants and their income distribution are expected to change. While the empirical literature has widely shown how productivity (and income) changes with city size, empirical evidence on the effects on income inequality remains very limited. In addition, the few papers that study the relationship between city size … Continue reading

We are hiring!
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We are hiring!

UQ|UP is growing. We are looking for a new Lecturer in Planning (Level B) to join our team. This is a full-time, continuing, tenure-track position. For more details, visit: http://search.jobs.uq.edu.au/caw/en/job/508124/lecturer-in-planning. The application deadline is 30 August 2019. Hurry! Continue reading

New SSHRC grant to Thomas Sigler to study Airbnb and short term rentals
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New SSHRC grant to Thomas Sigler to study Airbnb and short term rentals

Along with international collaborators from McGill University, University of Toronto, and Leeds University, UQ Senior Lecturer Dr Thomas Sigler has been awarded a grant from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada. The project is titled ” Cities, Short-term Rentals and the Sharing Economy: Housing Impacts, Social Dynamics, and Policy Options”, and will … Continue reading

UQ Indonesia course: well received final presentations!
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UQ Indonesia course: well received final presentations!

UQ and UGM (Universitas Gadjah Mada) presented their group work examining the development complexities faced by local communities in Yogyakarta, Indonesia, as part of the course PLAN3200/7200. Students spend two weeks working with local communities, learning from local experiences and making sense of interrelated factors influencing development. Yesterday the six groups of students presented their … Continue reading

Dorina Pojani interviewed by Swedish Network for Feminist Urban Planning
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Dorina Pojani interviewed by Swedish Network for Feminist Urban Planning

The Swedish Network for Feminist Urban Planning was initiated for the purpose of developing the concept and making relevant research more easy to use for practitioners. NFUP newsletters typically include two interviews, one with an academic and one with a practitioner. Dr Pojani gave an interview on women’s safety in public space. Read the interview … Continue reading

New article in Housing Studies on gated communities and inequality in Indonesia, by Sonia Roitman
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New article in Housing Studies on gated communities and inequality in Indonesia, by Sonia Roitman

New article on gated communities and income inequality in Indonesia by UQ|UP’s Sonia Roitman and Redento Recio. The article examines the relationship between increasing number of gated communities in Indonesian cities and increasing income inequality. It argues that there is a mutual reinforcing relationship between this type of housing and inequality. Jakarta and Yogyakarta are … Continue reading

ANZAPS2019: Goodbye
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ANZAPS2019: Goodbye

ANZAPS2019 concluded on Friday, after two days packed with presentations, discussions, and activities. It was our pleasure to host delegates from all over Australia, New Zealand, and farther afield. We hope that attendees left the conference with tips for building meaningful and enduring research links with government, industry and the community. The host of ANZAPS2020 … Continue reading

UQ Indonesia field trip course just started
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UQ Indonesia field trip course just started

UQ Indonesia field trip course has just started. Twenty two UQ students from planning, environmental management, GIS, development practice and social sciences and 18 UGM (Universitas Gadja Madah) from planning has just started their annual studio course. The course takes places in Yogyakarta, Indonesia for two weeks. Students work with urban and rural communities on … Continue reading