Happy New Year!
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Happy New Year!

There was a lot to see and do across Brisbane this New Year’s Eve with a stunning fireworks display along the Brisbane River! A spectacular light show set the night alight from barges at South Bank, Eagle Street Pier and Portside Wharf. Enjoy the rest of our sunny summer and spend time exploring Brisbane. Continue reading

Welcome our new environmental planner
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Welcome our new environmental planner

Dr Bettina Bluemling is joins us from Utrecht University, the Netherlands. She is also visiting professor at the Fujian Agriculture and Forestry University, China. Her research focuses on the governance of regional social-ecological systems in developing countries and transition economies. She looks at how policies developed on a global and national scale are reconfigured by … Continue reading

Confirmation seminar on metropolitan strategic planning by Jeffrey Humphreys
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Confirmation seminar on metropolitan strategic planning by Jeffrey Humphreys

This research is focused on the intersection of four factors that critically influence the urban structure of the four large Australian metropolitan regions: population growth, the emerging geography of jobs, options for housing and transport infrastructure investment. How can these issues be meaningfully investigated? The research explores the utility of the Strategic Choice Approach in … Continue reading

Laurel Johnson and Elin Charles-Edwards on ABC radio discussing Brisbane’s demographic changes
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Laurel Johnson and Elin Charles-Edwards on ABC radio discussing Brisbane’s demographic changes

UQ|UP’s Laurel Johnson and Dr Elin Charles-Edwards joined Natalie Rayment and Morgan Randle on Emma Griffith’s ABC radio show FOCUS to engage with Brisbane resident callers and consider the quality of change in this fast growing city. The program is available here. www.abc.net.au/radio/brisbane/programs/focus/focus-on-suburban-development/10520618 Continue reading

Seminar on globalization and world cities
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Seminar on globalization and world cities

This seminar will draw on the Globalization and World Cities (GaWC) research network’s state-of the-art methodology and tailored data gathering to present a large-scale analysis of the trajectories of individual cities and regions in the world city network between 2000 and 2018. The GaWC methodology examines cities’ network centralities by examining how advanced producer services … Continue reading

Seminar on the effect of travel-time on location choice in Australian cities
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Seminar on the effect of travel-time on location choice in Australian cities

How does travel-time affect where people choose to live and work? In the first half of this seminar, Stuart will present the results of his ongoing research into the relationship between location choice and travel-time in Australian cities. The intuition underlying Stuart’s research is that commuting data reveals information on people’s preferences for home and work … Continue reading

Dorina Pojani at 4th World Metropolitan Transport Development Forum in Beijing
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Dorina Pojani at 4th World Metropolitan Transport Development Forum in Beijing

This forum, the 4th in a series, brought together a group of selected transport experts from academia and industry to share their experience and knowledge in transportation governance and new transportation technologies. This year, the theme of the forum was Green, Intelligent and Shared Transport in New Era: Innovation and Governance. The forum took place … Continue reading

The Keeble Lecture 2018: “Impacts of global migration on Queensland places” by Ursula Kerr
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The Keeble Lecture 2018: “Impacts of global migration on Queensland places” by Ursula Kerr

The Keeble Lecture is held every year by PIA Queensland in honour of Lewis Bingham Keeble, the Foundation Professor of Regional and Town Planning, The University of Queensland. A generation of town planners throughout Australia will share memories of a truly remarkable man who founded a thriving town planning school in the less than hospitable … Continue reading

Workshop: Urban Systems Transformation: Sustainable Cities
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Workshop: Urban Systems Transformation: Sustainable Cities

Future Earth Australia is holding the South East Queensland workshop for Urban Systems Transformation: Sustainable Cities. Future Earth Australia, hosted by the Australian Academy of Science, is leading a process to write a national strategy for Australian sustainable cities. The process involves interactive workshops around Australia, with researchers, practitioners, industry, and government participating in these workshops … Continue reading

Seminar on house crowding among Australia’s Lebanese population
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Seminar on house crowding among Australia’s Lebanese population

This presentation will examine the socio-spatial problems of house crowding among the Lebanese population in Australia. The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) collects data regularly to produce quantitative indicators of the ‘housing utilisation’ of Australian dwellings and identify potential ‘overcrowding’ among Australian dwellings in general. However, the method adopted by the ABS is based on … Continue reading

SEQ home to PIA National Congress 2019
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SEQ home to PIA National Congress 2019

Planning Institue of Australia (PIA) National Congress will be held 15 – 17 May 2019 in the Gold Coast. The Call for Abstracts is currently open. There is the opportunity for accepted abstracts to submit a paper for peer review and online publication. PIA would love to receive abstracts from academic peers and hopes to … Continue reading

UQ|UP at ANZAPS 2018
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UQ|UP at ANZAPS 2018

The Environmental Planning Programme at the University of Waikato is hosting ANZAPS 2018 – the annual conference of the Australia and New Zealand Association of Planning Schools. 1 – 3 November, Hamilton, New Zealand UQ|UP participants include Laurel Johnson and Dorina Pojani. Conference theme: Decisions, Decisions Decisions are at the heart of planning – from … Continue reading

Public forum and symposium: Designing Healthy Liveable Cities
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Public forum and symposium: Designing Healthy Liveable Cities

Creating healthy liveable cities is an international priority for health and the environment. RMIT’s NHMRC Centre for Research Excellence in Healthy, Liveable Communities is hosting healthy and active living events in Brisbane with international leaders in their field including Professor James (Jim) Sallis, Professor Billie Giles-Corti and Professor Gavin Turrell. Other speakers from the NHMRC … Continue reading

Public lecture: Harnessing cycling to create a congestion free city
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Public lecture: Harnessing cycling to create a congestion free city

A team of internationally esteemed urban transport experts will deliver a free Public Lecture next Friday to make the case for cycling in solving South East Queensland’s worsening congestion chaos. Canadian mobility gurus, Modacity, will visit Brisbane over three days, on a whirlwind speaking tour comprising industry seminars and a public lecture. When:                  5pm-7pm, Friday … Continue reading