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

UQ|UP papers on inner Brisbane redevelopment and rezoning published in Urban Geography and Land Use Policy
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UQ|UP papers on inner Brisbane redevelopment and rezoning published in Urban Geography and Land Use Policy

Work by Rachel Gallagher, Dr Thomas Sigler and Associate Professor Yan Liu has been published in two international journals. Ad hoc redevelopment in inner Brisbane In a recent paper published in Urban Geography we analyse the influence of the underlying urban frame – being the structure of streets and property parcels –on the urban form. … Continue reading

Panel with civil society organisations in UQ|UP course on community planning and participation
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Panel with civil society organisations in UQ|UP course on community planning and participation

Today five civil society organisations from Queensland participated in panel discussion in PLAN3005/7121 Community planning and participation (coordinated by Sonia Roitman). The session aimed at examining the role of community engagement from the perspective of a diverse array of well established organisations. The speakers and organisations included: –         Q Shelter (Fiona … Continue reading

New article in Asia Pacific Viewpoint on urban poverty alleviation strategies in Yogyakarta, by Sonia Roitman
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New article in Asia Pacific Viewpoint on urban poverty alleviation strategies in Yogyakarta, by Sonia Roitman

A new publication by UQ|UP staff Sonia Roitman about urban poverty alleviation in Yogyakarta, Indonesia, published in Asia Pacific Viewpoint (doi.org/10.1111/apv.12229) The article examines the actions developed by two community organisations in Indonesia to overcome housing and infrastructure needs. The findings show that some communities working on participatory poverty alleviation strategies still face obstacles to becoming more independent … Continue reading

Seminar on the definition of the urban
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Seminar on the definition of the urban

Alongside People and Plans and The Urban Revolution, Whose City? ushered in a significant sophistication of urban theory. Yet, ironically, the question of which city has become one we less often ask ourselves these days. The two questions – of whose city and which city – are hardly separate. Yet rarely is the city treated … Continue reading

Sonia Roitman at RC21 Conference in Delhi
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Sonia Roitman at RC21 Conference in Delhi

The RC21 Conference 2019 ‘In and beyond the city’ is currently taking place in Delhi, India. RC21 is the Research Committee on Sociology of Urban and Regional Development, of the International Sociological Association (ISA). The conference has brought together over 500 participants from all over the world working on urban studies. It started on Wednesday … Continue reading

Vacancy: Lecturer in Environmental and Planning Regulation and Policy
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Vacancy: Lecturer in Environmental and Planning Regulation and Policy

The School of Earth and Environmental Sciences is advertising for a new Lecturer in Environmental and Planning Regulation and Policy. The application closing date is Monday 14 October 2019, 11:00pm. We invite interested candidates to apply through the link below below: UQ Jobs – http://search.jobs.uq.edu.au/caw/en/job/508366/lecturer-in-environmental-and-planning-regulation-and-policy Continue reading