Governance and policy co-design/co-production workshop coming up
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Governance and policy co-design/co-production workshop coming up

Governance and policy co-design/co-production workshop  Tuesday 8 February 2022 (7-9pm Brisbane time; 9-11am Leeds and Glasgow time) Hosted by the Institute for Social Science Research (ISSR), The University of Queensland (UQ), Leeds Social Sciences Institute (LSSI), University of Leeds (UoL) and MRC/CSO Social & Public Health Sciences Unit (SPHSU), University of Glasgow (GU)  Workshop via … Continue reading

Ideas competition to re-imagine the Australian Dream
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Ideas competition to re-imagine the Australian Dream

The Australian Urban Design Research Centre has launched an ideas competition looking for a future Australian city “that embodies a new Australian Dream for the 21st century.” The Business as (Un)usual competition is open to students and recent graduates. There is a prize pool of $10,000 on offer. More info: https://architectureau.com/articles/business-as-unusual/?utm_source=ArchitectureAU Go UQ|UP students! Unleash … Continue reading

Read Dorina’s UNESCAP blog on paratransit in Asia
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Read Dorina’s UNESCAP blog on paratransit in Asia

Meeting urban mobility needs through paratransit and informal transport in Asia-Pacific cities: http://www.unescap.org/blog/meeting-urban-mobility-needs-through-paratransit-and-informal-transport-asia-pacific-cities. Policy-makers and practitioners may wish to refer to the UNESCAP study on Enhancing Sustainability and Inclusiveness of Urban Passenger Transport in Asian Cities and the 2021 Review of Developments in Transport in Asia and the Pacific which were prepared with Dorina Pojani’s … Continue reading

Happy New Year from UQ|UP
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Happy New Year from UQ|UP

We’re happy to see the back of 2021. After a tumultuous 12 months of hybrid teaching and Zoom conferences, we send positive vibes to all our staff, students, and colleagues around Australia in the new year. Here’s to a creative, inspired, prosperous, and – above all – healthy 2022! Continue reading

Congratulations to the 2021 class!
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Congratulations to the 2021 class!

Yesterday we celebrated an important milestone. Over 60 students graduated from the Bachelor of Regional and Town Planning, Bachelor of Regional and Town Planning (Honours), Graduate Certificate in Urban and Regional Planning, Graduate Diploma in Urban and Regional Planning, Master in Urban and Regional Planning and PhD in Planning. Dr Gillian Cornish, who graduated from … Continue reading

UQ|UP team wins BEL Connect Grant
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UQ|UP team wins BEL Connect Grant

Our application for a BEL Connect Grant for the project “We Don’t Know Where to Go or How to Get There: Mapping out the Mobility Needs for Tourists in Urban Destinations”, has been successful to the value of $18,500. A wonderful Chrismas present. Congratulations to the team: Richard Buning (UQ Business School) Anne Hardy (University … Continue reading

UQ|UP students win PIA Qld Awards for Excellence
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UQ|UP students win PIA Qld Awards for Excellence

Last week the Planning Institute of Australia (PIA), Queensland branch, celebrated the 35th PIA Queensland Awards for Planning Excellence. UQ|UP staff and students attended the event to celebrate the achievements of the year. We were really excited and proud to see UQ|UP students received two awards. Congratulations! For Planning Research, Rachel Gallagher (PhD student) received … Continue reading

New ABC article on Indigenous knowledge systems, co-authored by Jim Walker
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New ABC article on Indigenous knowledge systems, co-authored by Jim Walker

Indigenous knowledge systems are vital to the design of solutions to climate change — so why are Indigenous voices so rarely included in deliberations? The limits to meaningful Indigenous presence in climate change response events are more structural than simply the day-to-day politics of exclusion. While there is now a growing chorus of calls by … Continue reading

Plan-Making Studio students are presenting their work to the West End community. Book your spot now!
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Plan-Making Studio students are presenting their work to the West End community. Book your spot now!

University students love to study Brisbane’s West End. Some even like to consult local people, but they seldom report back their findings or discuss their ideas in person. This semester a group of postgraduate and undergraduate students of Urban Planning and Design from The University of Queensland are closing the circle and presenting the findings … Continue reading

MDP Annual Lecture coming up!
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MDP Annual Lecture coming up!

This year’s lecture in the Master of Development Practice (MDP) will be delivered by Prof Kuntala Lahiri-Dutt, from ANU. The lecture is entitled ‘ The secret and gendered lives of the underground‘ and will take place on 3 November 2021, 5pm-6pm in the Mitchie Building (9), Room 221, St Lucia Campus. The lecture is intended … Continue reading

Seminar on city-networks in the global economy, by Thomas Sigler
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Seminar on city-networks in the global economy, by Thomas Sigler

Title A City-Networks Perspective on the Global Economy   Abstract A popular approach to conceptualising the global economy has been through the lens of network science, in which cities act as economic ‘hubs’, and the connections between them as ‘spokes’. Such connections refer to various types of flows, including information, resources, and capital. This presentation … Continue reading

Dorina Pojani on ABC Radio talking about public transport options on the Sunshine Coast
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Dorina Pojani on ABC Radio talking about public transport options on the Sunshine Coast

Sarah Howells, the host of the Breakfast program on ABC Radio Sunshine Coast, invited UQ|UP member Dorina Pojani to chat about mass transit options on the coast. The Sun Coast Council has proposed various options and routes, including light rail: https://www.sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au/Council/Planning-and-Projects/Major-Regional-Projects/Sunshine-Coast-Mass-Transit-Project/Document-Library. Should the Sunshine Coast emulate the Gold Coast? What are the risks and opportunities? … Continue reading