The Minister’s Town Planning Prize nominations are open
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The Minister’s Town Planning Prize nominations are open

Nominate an outstanding student planner today The Minister’s Town Planning Prize, run by the Department of State Development, Manufacturing, Infrastructure and Planning, has changed. This year we’re seeking submissions for two awards: the Minister’s Planning Award 2019, previously the Minister’s Town Planning Prize and a new award, the Woman in Planning Award 2019, which will be … Continue reading

SDGs open lecture by Sonia Roitman
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SDGs open lecture by Sonia Roitman

The Department of Architecture, in collaboration with the Department of Sociology, at National University of Cuyo (Argentina) held an Open Lecture to discuss the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in Argentina. UQ|UP Sonia Roitman was the guest speaker, presenting on ‘Urban policies and the Sustainable Development Goals in Mendoza’. She discussed the UN Framework for the … Continue reading

Sonia Roitman lecturing in Argentina on role of urban planning in Sustainable Development Goals (SDG11)
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Sonia Roitman lecturing in Argentina on role of urban planning in Sustainable Development Goals (SDG11)

UQ|UP’s Sonia Roitman delivered a guest lecture to students of final year of Architecture at the National University of Cuyo in Mendoza, Argentina. The lecture provided an overview of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and in particular the ‘Urban Goal’ (SDG11: To achieve inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable cities and human settlements’). Students discussed the … Continue reading

Call for papers: Special Issue in TR-A on transport and gender (Dorina Pojani, guest editor)
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Call for papers: Special Issue in TR-A on transport and gender (Dorina Pojani, guest editor)

Special Issue: Transportation Research: Part A (TR-A) Transport, Gender, Culture Research on gender issues in urban transportation planning is paramount because more than half of the world’s population now lives in cities, women make up half of the general population, and gender crosscuts all other ‘vulnerable group’ considerations. Issues of transport equity, inclusion, and justice … Continue reading

UQ Chancellor Q&A with postgraduate planning students
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UQ Chancellor Q&A with postgraduate planning students

UQ Chancellor Mr Peter Varghese was a guest speaker this week in PLAN7612 (Global South Cities), coordinated by Sonia Roitman. Mr Varghese participated for a second year in a Q&A session on International Development and shared his personal view on international development, international relations and the role of Australia with postgraduate students from Urban Planning, … Continue reading

OOPS presents: Women in Planning 2019
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OOPS presents: Women in Planning 2019

Forty UQ|UP students and staff joined the Organisation of Planning Students (OOPS) for a night of insight into the various roles women play in planning and its related industries. Across the built environment industry, women play a vital role in our planning system. This evening involved speakers discussing personal career journeys and development, as well … Continue reading

Seminar on female-driven change in informal settlements in Indonesia, by Sonia Roitman
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Seminar on female-driven change in informal settlements in Indonesia, by Sonia Roitman

This presentation examines the positive and fast change created by Kalijawi, a community-based organisation formed by women who live in informal settlements in Yogyakarta, Indonesia since its creation in 2012. These women (and their families) are ‘deprived’ (Marcuse, 2009) and marginalised citizens who live in urban areas prone to floods that lack basic services and … Continue reading

UQ|UP members finalists in Faculty of Science Awards!
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UQ|UP members finalists in Faculty of Science Awards!

The Faculty of Science at the University of Queensland announced the Finalists for the Faculty of Science Awards 2018. Congratulations to Laura Harvey, UQ|UP student (Bachelor of Regional and Town Planning) – finalist in the ‘Future Superstars – Undergraduate student’ category. Well done Laura! PLAN3200/7200 ‘Exploring development complexities’, the UQ Indonesia field trip course team … Continue reading

Seminar on migration in China by Aude Bernard
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Seminar on migration in China by Aude Bernard

Internal migration trends in China are well documented, but existing studies rely almost exclusively on period measures applied to cross-sectional data. In this seminar, Dr Bernard will adopt a cohort perspective to analyse migration levels and patterns and reasons for moving in China. She will apply a series of newly developed cohort measures to nationally … Continue reading

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