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SEES-sponsored public event on the sharing economy and urban sustainability
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SEES-sponsored public event on the sharing economy and urban sustainability

The sharing economy has been gaining traction through platforms such as Uber, Airbnb and Airtasker as a novel way of connecting people as small-scale consumers and producers.This event brings together various leaders in Brisbane’s sharing economy to discuss the benefits, and potential obstacles and challenges, to the sharing economy. Speakers will present a range of … Continue reading

New article by UQ|UP team on migrant assimilation on Applied Geography
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New article by UQ|UP team on migrant assimilation on Applied Geography

Understanding the dynamics of settlement by migrant group is complex, with a number of processes affecting outcomes ranging from assimilation to segregation. While both the assimilation and segregation are idealised models, the ‘segmented assimilation’ model provides a middle-ground explanation which fits more with actual outcomes whereby socio-economic position is affected by the class status of … Continue reading

New article in Cities on street vending co-authored by Sonia Roitman
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New article in Cities on street vending co-authored by Sonia Roitman

Studies of informal street vending in the Global South often investigate grassroots resistance to formal and informal power as a collective and organised phenomenon. In our case study in the megacity of Dhaka, we show collective resistance is not possible due to an overwhelming threat from a coercive state. Informal vendors must resort to other … Continue reading

New book chapters on planning policy transfer by Dominic Stead and Dorina Pojani
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New book chapters on planning policy transfer by Dominic Stead and Dorina Pojani

The new book “Knowledge, Policymaking and Learning for European Cities and Regions From Research to Practice” (Edward Elgar Pub., 2018, N. Dotti, ed.), provides theories, experiences, reflections and future directions for social scientists who wish to engage with policy-oriented research in cities and regions. The ‘policy learning’ perspective is comprehensively discussed, focusing on actors promoting … Continue reading

New E4C article by UQ|UP team on Mumbai’s train services
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New E4C article by UQ|UP team on Mumbai’s train services

Nearly 3000 train services carry 8 million passengers daily through Mumbai, India’s financial capital. Suburban trains are chronically overcrowded, especially during peak hours. Images of scores of commuters hanging onto the doors of overflowing compartments have become iconic. Until now, the steps taken to ease congestion have focused on increasing the trains’ capacity. While India’s … Continue reading

Musings on MAMILs
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Musings on MAMILs

This blog has stemmed out of curiosity. The seeds of this blog were sown when my supervisor Dr. Dorina Pojani posed a series of questions to inspire students to write a blog. The question that fueled my curiosity was “Have you been called a MAMIL?”. I had come across this term for the first time … Continue reading