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Launch of UQ|UP Advisory Board
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Launch of UQ|UP Advisory Board

2020 is a big year for the UQ Planning Program. The BRTP celebrates 50 years, our international community has grown and moved online for learning and collaboration, and we have launched the Planning Education Advisory Board. Wow, what a great conversation. Thanks to Paul Low for chairing and championing this engagement with some of the profession’s smartest … Continue reading

Dorina Pojani on Brisbane Times discussing subtropical urban design in SEQ
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Dorina Pojani on Brisbane Times discussing subtropical urban design in SEQ

If Brisbane is going to survive in increasingly sweltering temperatures, it needs to be compact, green, comfortable to live in and easy to get around. The Queensland capital has a reputation for balmy outdoor living with timber houses, tropical parklands and a lazy river meandering through the suburbs. But simmering humidity in summer months means … Continue reading

New article on built environment heritage preservation in Journal of Housing and the Built Environment, co-authored by Dorina Pojani
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New article on built environment heritage preservation in Journal of Housing and the Built Environment, co-authored by Dorina Pojani

Set in Brisbane–Australia’s third city—this study solicits the views of residents regarding the preservation of the iconic Queenslander houses (late nineteenth century–early twentieth century). Through in-depth interviews with twenty participants, we sought to determine whether owner-occupiers of Queenslanders value this heritage and why, whether they are engaged in its protection, and if so, what their … Continue reading

New UN-Habitat Global Lecture on gated communities by Sonia Roitman
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New UN-Habitat Global Lecture on gated communities by Sonia Roitman

UQ|UP’s Sonia Roitman was invited to participate in the UN-Habitat Global Lectures Series. This is a series of 10 lectures from internationally recognised academics. Dr Roitman’s lecture is entitled “Gated Community Development in our Cities“. Over the last 30 years, Gated Communities (GC) have developed worldwide in cities in the Global North and South. The … Continue reading