Sebastien Darchen and Cathryn Chatburn’s team cited for outstanding contributions to student learning in UQ Awards
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Sebastien Darchen and Cathryn Chatburn’s team cited for outstanding contributions to student learning in UQ Awards

Last night, UQ’s Teaching Community gathered to celebrate teaching excellence at the annual UQ Awards for Excellence in Teaching and Learning. We are delighted to announce that UQ|UP’s Sebastien Darchen and Cathryn Chatburn were amongst a team – the Urban Design Challenge team – recognised with a Citation for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning. The … Continue reading

UQ|UP experts have their say on the QLD housing crisis
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UQ|UP experts have their say on the QLD housing crisis

The Queensland Government met with stakeholders at a housing summit in Brisbane to discuss possible solutions to the State’s housing affordability crisis. Members of UQ|UP, including Stephanie Wyeth, Dorina Pojani, Thomas Sigler and Elin Charles-Edwards, have weighed in with what they’d like to see in the plan. Read the UQ Media story: https://stories.uq.edu.au/news/2022/uq-experts-have-say-on-qld-housing-crisis/amp-index.html Continue reading

New article on Iranian land-use planning in JPER by Abolghasem Azhdari and Dorina Pojani
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New article on Iranian land-use planning in JPER by Abolghasem Azhdari and Dorina Pojani

Is the compact city more likely to materialize if development is guided by the “invisible hand” of the market or the government’s “iron fist”? This article explores this question in the context of Shiraz, a medium-sized, medium-density city in south-central Iran. Through a series of longitudinal analyses, we examine the roles of the market and … Continue reading

Dorina Pojani makes Stanford’s World’s Top 2% Researchers list
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Dorina Pojani makes Stanford’s World’s Top 2% Researchers list

The latest release from the Meta-Research Innovation Centre at Stanford University brings good news for UQ|UP. Based on citations, Dorina Pojani ranks among the top 100,000 scientists and the top 150 in the Urban and Regional Planning subfield. Stanford’s citation ranking database is publicly available. It is based on a standardised system for comparing citations … Continue reading

UQ|UP at AILA Festival
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UQ|UP at AILA Festival

On Sunday concluded the 2022 Festival of Landscape Architecture organised by the Australian Institute of Landscape Architecture. This year’s theme was COUNTRY, recognising that it is critical for all involved in shaping urban environments to join with First Nations people to gain a deeper understanding of Country as we prepare our cities for the complex challenges of … Continue reading

Sonia Roitman delivering online public lecture on urban informality in Indonesia
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Sonia Roitman delivering online public lecture on urban informality in Indonesia

Join us for an online public lecture on Friday organised by Rusli Cahyadi from BRIN Indonesia (UQ Graduate). Three researchers will be presenting their work on informal settlements in Pontianak (Yustina Octifanny), Islamic values and urban planning in Banda Aceh (Sylvia Agustina), and the use of public space in kampung in Semarang (Wakhidah Kurniawati). The work is … Continue reading

Dorina Pojani on the Green Urbanist podcast discussing eco-feminism and her book Trophy Cities
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Dorina Pojani on the Green Urbanist podcast discussing eco-feminism and her book Trophy Cities

Ross O’Ceallaigh and Dorina Pojani discuss her new book Trophy Cities, a feminist perspective on new capitals and explore how patriarchal ideology is expressed in urban design, and what a matriarchal or ‘eco-feminist’ approach may be. Have a listen at the Green Urbanist podcast: https://greenurbanistpod.com/episode/54-dr-dorina-pojani-eco-feminist-urbanism Continue reading

New Conversation piece on e-scooter travel in Brisbane, by UQ|UP team
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New Conversation piece on e-scooter travel in Brisbane, by UQ|UP team

E-scooters offer commuters and tourists a way to cover shorter distances quickly – and without breaking a sweat. It’s for this reason Australian cities are trialling these schemes as part of broader interest in micromobility – small, light and often electric ways of getting around, such as bikes, e-bikes and e-scooters. But one question previously unanswered is: … Continue reading

Dorina Pojani on the Courier Mail discussing redesign options for the Toombul shopping centre
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Dorina Pojani on the Courier Mail discussing redesign options for the Toombul shopping centre

An airport hotel, a transport-oriented community and a walkable, tree-lined high street-style shopping strip – what should replace Toombul Shopping Centre? Brendan O’Malley from the Courier Mail set out to investigate options by interviewing the local state MP as well as a series of planning and business experts, including UQ|UP’s Dorina Pojani: Dr Pojani questioned … Continue reading

OOPS Awards Night 2022
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OOPS Awards Night 2022

This inaugural event – to be held annually from now on – recognises the achievements of UQ|UP students and staff. The awards are inclusive of all planning-related degrees in both the undergraduate and postgraduate divisions. Some awards are issued based on the decision of industry panels whereas others are determined by popular vote. OOPS Sponsors … Continue reading

Annual Keeble Lecture coming up
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Annual Keeble Lecture coming up

Join the Planning Institute of Australia for their annual Keeble Lecture to hear about resilience, flooding, and climate change from Dr Margaret Cook, author of A River with a City Problem: A History of Brisbane Floods. PIA’s annual Keeble Lecture is named in honour of Lewis Bingham Keeble, the Foundation Professor of Regional and Town … Continue reading

UQ|UP researching Nusantara, the new capital of Indonesia
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UQ|UP researching Nusantara, the new capital of Indonesia

A team from UQ (Sonia Roitman from Planning and Peter Walters from Social Science) has started a research project in collaboration with BRIN (Badan Riset dan Inovasi Nasional, National Research and Innovation Agency) and Universitas Indonesia on the social impacts of the development of Nusantara, the new capital city of Indonesia. Dr Rusli Cahyadi (UQ … Continue reading

Public lecture in Jakarta by Sonia Roitman and Peter Walters
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Public lecture in Jakarta by Sonia Roitman and Peter Walters

As part of our research collaboration between UQ, Universitas Indonesia (UI) and BRIN (Badan Riset dan Inovasi – National Research and Innovation Agency), we will be doing a public lecture at UI. The lecture is titled: ‘Contemporary urban inequalities in the Global South: Reflection on Social Justice, Housing and Planning’. It will be delivered by … Continue reading