Article on delivering social sustainability in Local Environment, by Sebastien Darchen
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Article on delivering social sustainability in Local Environment, by Sebastien Darchen

This article analyses how social sustainability is implemented in private-led regeneration processes and which understanding of the “social” foregrounds the implementation of sustainability in Montreal. The case studies are two new residential projects led by the private sector participating in the transformation of the Southwest Borough in Montreal. Read the full article. Continue reading

Seminar on climate-resilient infrastructure
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Seminar on climate-resilient infrastructure

Drawing from theories of urban and environmental planning, Dr. Elnaz Torabi will share her research to date in the field of resilience and adaptation to climate change for critical infrastructure. Using the key findings from interviews with experts in the water sector in Australia, the seminar will explore the main resilience strategies and some of … Continue reading

Brisbane: University climate strike!
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Brisbane: University climate strike!

Join university students around Australia for a national day of climate action! Bushfire season is not yet over, and thousands of people across Australia will be facing unemployment, homelessness, and huge costs for repairs or relocation. Meanwhile, Australia’s corporate elite, backed up by both sides of government, are digging their heels in refusing to shift … Continue reading

Launching the Minister’s Planning Awards at UQ
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Launching the Minister’s Planning Awards at UQ

Kerry Doss, Deputy Director-General Planning Group, Department of State Development, Manufacturing, Infrastructure and Planning, presented at UQ yesterday. Kerry launched the Minister’s Planning Awards and invited expressions of interest from UQ|UP Students for a possible paid internship program in 2020. Kerry has held various roles with Brisbane City Council, Queensland State government, New South Wales … Continue reading

Welcome Dr Dr Sara Alidoust
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Welcome Dr Dr Sara Alidoust

At UQ|UP, we are delighted to announce that a new team member, Dr Sara Alidoust, has joined us. Sara holds a PhD in planning from Griffith University. Prior to joining the University of Queensland as a Lecturer, she worked as a researcher, educator, and practitioner (in both the public and private sectors) in Australia and … Continue reading

Special issue on land-use, mobility, and parking transitions in Land Use Policy, guest-edited by UQ|UP team
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Special issue on land-use, mobility, and parking transitions in Land Use Policy, guest-edited by UQ|UP team

Worldwide, urban areas dedicate huge amounts of land to accommodate vehicles, both moving and parked. While parking has its benefits for motorists, it also has deleterious effects on urban liveability and environment. Despite growing interest in parking issues, including the recent publication of Parking: An International Perspective, this remains an under-researched field. Given major research … Continue reading

Dorina Pojani on the Courier Mail discussing townhouse development in Brisbane
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Dorina Pojani on the Courier Mail discussing townhouse development in Brisbane

Brisbane residents resist townhouses. There has been an outcry at plans for additional townhouse development in Griffin yet Dr Pojani argues that there ought to be more of this ‘missing middle’ housing typology. Read the full story: http://www.couriermail.com.au/questnews/north-lakes-times/griffin-residents-voice-townhouse-discontent-as-poor-design-chokes-liveability/news-story/ee928e3f13378cf39e41cd880007b130 Continue reading

Obituary: Professor Greg G. Brown
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Obituary: Professor Greg G. Brown

Very sad news. Our former colleague Greg Brown passed away on 2 January 2020 in California. He was part of the UQ Planning program from 2011 to 2016 when he moved back to the US to become Professor and Head of the Department of Natural Resources Management & Environmental Sciences at California Polytechnic State University. … Continue reading

Graduation Day, Congratulations!
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Graduation Day, Congratulations!

Today over 50 students graduated with degrees in Urban Planning at the School of Earth and Environmental Sciences (SEES), The University of Queensland. Graduands from the Bachelor of Regional and Town Planning(BRTP), Graduate Certificate in Urban and Regional Planning,  Graduate Diploma in Urban and Regional Planning, Master of Urban and Regional Planning and PhD in … Continue reading

New article in Futures on home-based work in cities, co-authored by Sebastien Darchen on
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New article in Futures on home-based work in cities, co-authored by Sebastien Darchen on

Home-based work is becoming an increasingly popular form of work in cities, fuelled by technological advances, lifestyle preferences, demographical change and rapid evolution of the knowledge economy. In many cities, particularly those planned and developed with intentional separation of land uses, this return of economic activities to residential neighbourhoods brings along both lifestyle opportunities and … Continue reading

CfP: Special Issue on precarious housing in Global Discourse, guest edited by UQ Architecture staff
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CfP: Special Issue on precarious housing in Global Discourse, guest edited by UQ Architecture staff

Housing is amongst the most fundamental of human needs.  Housing is enshrined as one of the universal rights to which all humans are entitled, and is correlated with the standards of residents’ health, education, mobility, safety, social connection and overall wellbeing. Nonetheless, housing has reduced in quality, affordability and availability over recent decades enabling a crisis … Continue reading

Dorina Pojani lectures on gender issues in planning at the University of Catania, Italy
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Dorina Pojani lectures on gender issues in planning at the University of Catania, Italy

On Friday, UQ|UP’s Dorina Pojani gave a guest lecture on gender issues in urban planning at the University of Catania, Italy. The lecture was hosted by Professor Francesco Martinico and attended by upper level architecture students in the Siracusa seat. Founded in 1434, the University of Catania is the oldest in Sicily. Currently, its student … Continue reading

New article on mobility nodes and economic spaces in Manila in Journal of Transport and Land Use, co-authored by Sonia Roitman
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New article on mobility nodes and economic spaces in Manila in Journal of Transport and Land Use, co-authored by Sonia Roitman

New Publication: ‘Mobility notes and economic spaces: Links, tensions and planning implications’, by Redento Recio (The University of Melbourne), Sonia Roitman (The University of Queensland) and Iderlina Mateo-Babiano (The University of Melbourne). Published in The Journal of Transport and Land Use (Vol 12, No1). The paper examines how informal trading has become embedded in the … Continue reading

Planning seminar on women’s work-family trajectories in Germany
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Planning seminar on women’s work-family trajectories in Germany

Women’s life courses underwent substantial changes in the family and work domains in the second half of the 20th century. The associated fundamental changes in opportunity structures and values challenged the importance of families of origin for individual life courses, but two separate research strands suggest enduring within-family reproduction of women’s family behavior and work … Continue reading