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Laurel Johnson speaking about transport disadvantage in Brisbane suburbs
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Laurel Johnson speaking about transport disadvantage in Brisbane suburbs

Transport infrastructure and transport services are vital to a city’s function. Transport connects citizens to employment, goods, services and each other. Despite this shared understanding of the central role of transport in urban life, for some city residents, the cost, availability, reliability, convenience and/or quality of transport constrain their access to the city’s assets. These … Continue reading

Upcoming book on music policies and space in the 21st century, by Sebastien Darchen (Palgrave McMillan)
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Upcoming book on music policies and space in the 21st century, by Sebastien Darchen (Palgrave McMillan)

Dr. Sébastien Darchen (The University of Queensland), Dr. Damien Charrieras (City University, Hong Kong) and Dr. John Willsteed (QUT) have just signed a book contract with Palgrave McMillan for an edited collection entitled “Electronic cities: Music, Policies and Space in the 21st century” to be published in 2021. This edited volume analyses the governance of … Continue reading

Dorina Pojani lectures on sustainable transport and feminist planning at University of Los Andes, Colombia
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Dorina Pojani lectures on sustainable transport and feminist planning at University of Los Andes, Colombia

Founded in 1948 in Bogota, Universidad de los Andes is regarded as the top university in Colombia and one of the best in Latin America. It offers education in urbanism, architecture and design, as well as environmental/transport engineering. In the past week, Dr Dorina Pojani delivered guest lectures on sustainable transport planning and gender issues … Continue reading

Dorina Pojani discusses parking issues at the Pontifical University of Chile
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Dorina Pojani discusses parking issues at the Pontifical University of Chile

Parking, albeit pedestrian, is an international issue of rising importance. Worldwide, the amount of land dedicated to the storage of motor vehicles is substantial and urgently needs to be carefully enumerated and then reconsidered in the context of progress towards an environmentally, economically, and socially sustainable urban future. Cities need to develop better ways to … Continue reading

Seminar on inequality and city size in OECD countries
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Seminar on inequality and city size in OECD countries

As cities grow, both the productivity of their inhabitants and their income distribution are expected to change. While the empirical literature has widely shown how productivity (and income) changes with city size, empirical evidence on the effects on income inequality remains very limited. In addition, the few papers that study the relationship between city size … Continue reading

We are hiring!
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We are hiring!

UQ|UP is growing. We are looking for a new Lecturer in Planning (Level B) to join our team. This is a full-time, continuing, tenure-track position. For more details, visit: http://search.jobs.uq.edu.au/caw/en/job/508124/lecturer-in-planning. The application deadline is 30 August 2019. Hurry! Continue reading

New SSHRC grant to Thomas Sigler to study Airbnb and short term rentals
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New SSHRC grant to Thomas Sigler to study Airbnb and short term rentals

Along with international collaborators from McGill University, University of Toronto, and Leeds University, UQ Senior Lecturer Dr Thomas Sigler has been awarded a grant from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada. The project is titled ” Cities, Short-term Rentals and the Sharing Economy: Housing Impacts, Social Dynamics, and Policy Options”, and will … Continue reading