Sufian Almubarak confirmed as PhD candidate
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Sufian Almubarak confirmed as PhD candidate

Sufian joined UQ|UP from Imam Muhammad bin Saud University, one of the most prestigious universities in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. He has received a full scholarship to study in Australia. His research will focus on car-free lifestyles among residents of sprawling cities in Saudi Arabia and Australia. Sufian is supervised by Drs Dorina Pojani … Continue reading

UQ|UP members receive UQ seed funding to study Nusantara’s social impact
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UQ|UP members receive UQ seed funding to study Nusantara’s social impact

Dr Sonia Roitman (UQ|UP), Dr Peter Walters (Social Science) and Fino Varisti (UQ|UP HDR student) will be working with Indonesian colleagues Dr Rusli Cahayadi (BRIN, Bada Riset dan Inovasi Nasional, and SEES graduate) and Dr Imam Ardhianto (Universitas Indonesia) on a project undertaking a social impact assessment of the relocation of Indonesia’s new capital city … Continue reading

New OOPS Awards Night launched!
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New OOPS Awards Night launched!

For the first time ever, OOPS is hosting an OOPS Awards Night! From 2022 on, this event will be held annually to recognise the achievements of UQ|UP students and staff. These awards are inclusive of all planning-related degrees in both undergraduate and postgraduate divisions. The awards are branched into three categories which include Academic Awards, … Continue reading

Congratulations, Tmnit!
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Congratulations, Tmnit!

Tmnit Halefom was just awarded her MPhil degree. Sincere congratulations on this major accomplishment! Tmnit’s thesis research focused on active transport, in particular the traffic stress that cyclists experience in Brisbane. Her next stop is Melbourne, where she is embarking on PhD journey – fully funded by the University of Swinburne. At UQ|UP, we are … Continue reading

Sebastien Darchen on GEMS panel discussing the 2032 Olympic Games in Brisbane
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Sebastien Darchen on GEMS panel discussing the 2032 Olympic Games in Brisbane

GEMS held its first industry event of the year, a panel discussion on the 2032 Brisbane Olympics! Members had the privilege of listening to an engaging and diverse panel including Council Member Jonathan Sri and UQ|UP’s Sebastien Darchen, who provided invaluable insight and greatly contributed to this challenging conversation. The panel discussed topics like the … Continue reading

More housing in flood-prone areas? Dorina Pojani chimes in on ABC News
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More housing in flood-prone areas? Dorina Pojani chimes in on ABC News

A month on from Queensland’s devastating flood disaster, thousands of families are attempting to rebuild as federal government funding for a joint support package remains up in the air. Build back better? Build back faster? Not build at all? Various experts from Queensland universities are interviewed, including UQ|UP’s Dorina Pojani. Watch the full news clip: … Continue reading

Dorina Pojani on ABC Radio Brisbane setting forth her vision for the SEQ Liveability Fund
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Dorina Pojani on ABC Radio Brisbane setting forth her vision for the SEQ Liveability Fund

If you had $285 million to make your neighbourhood more liveable, what would you spend it on? In southeast Queensland’s City Deal, there’s big ticket items – like the $450 million Brisbane Metro Woolloongabba Station or $210 million for affordable housing in Caboolture West. And then there’s $285 million dollars for a “Liveability Fund”. UQ|UP’s … Continue reading

Sign up for Sonia Roitman’s forthcoming lecture on bottom-up gender planning at Universitas Diponegoro, Indonesia
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Sign up for Sonia Roitman’s forthcoming lecture on bottom-up gender planning at Universitas Diponegoro, Indonesia

UQ|UP’s Sonia Roitman will be presenting at the International Public Lecture on Bottom-up gender planning, organised by the University of Diponegoro, in Semarang, Indonesia on 24 March 2022, 4pm Brisbane time (1pm, Semarang time). The lecture will be a conceptual and empirical discussion on the contribution of community-based female organisations to planning processes in Indonesia. … Continue reading

Laurel Johnson on The Guardian advocating for a shakeup of the planning system in the aftermath of Brisbane floods
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Laurel Johnson on The Guardian advocating for a shakeup of the planning system in the aftermath of Brisbane floods

Queensland floods raise questions about the ethical obligation of planners. Laurel Johnson says the planning industry needs to return to its roots of caring for the health and safety of urban residents. Read Laurel’s interview in The Guardian: http://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2022/mar/20/queensland-floods-raise-questions-about-the-ethical-obligation-of-planners-industry-figures-say Continue reading

UQ|UP at PIA Women in Planning Breakfast
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UQ|UP at PIA Women in Planning Breakfast

More than 260 participants celebrated the contribution of women to the planning profession this morning in Brisbane. The Women in Planning Breakfast is one of the most popular PIA events of the year. Emma Thomas, the CEO of the Sunshine Coast Council, hosted the event and gave a very inspiring speech illustrating how she has … Continue reading

UQ|UP HDR students invited to join AECURN
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UQ|UP HDR students invited to join AECURN

The Australasian Early Career Urban Research Network has been created to connect like-minded researchers and academics. Over the years, it has conducted several symposiums as platforms for Early Career Researchers or HDR students. It is a great place for UQ|UP students to liaise with their peers from other universities and exchange information, regardless of research stage. In addition, AECURN … Continue reading

Upcoming Women in Planning event hosted by OOPS
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Upcoming Women in Planning event hosted by OOPS

Join UQ OOPS on International Women’s Day to celebrate influential female leaders in the planning industry! This exciting event will provide an insight into the roles women play in the planning industry. Women in Planning will showcase several female professionals, in which they will share their Gaines knowledge and valuable experiences from the planning workforce, … Continue reading

YIMBY Qld survey launched
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YIMBY Qld survey launched

YIMBY Queensland (Yes in my Backyard!) have released a new survey calling for responses to inform the future of development in Brisbane and South-East Queensland. The UQ|UP community is invited to complete the survey. The results will assist Brisbane City Council in their future iterations of the City Plan and any amendments they might consider … Continue reading