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New book chapter on passive design by Dorina Pojani and UQ|UP students
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New book chapter on passive design by Dorina Pojani and UQ|UP students

This chapter reviews and summarizes the literature on passive design strategies employed in cities with (a) hot and humid climates which are prone to monsoons, typhoons, and/or floods, and (2) hot and arid climates which are prone to intense sunshine, droughts, and/or sandstorms. Case studies include Guangzhou, Bangkok, Singapore, Granada, Athens, and Yazd. For all … Continue reading

Alternative Planning History and Theory: new book by Dorina Pojani
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Alternative Planning History and Theory: new book by Dorina Pojani

This book includes twelve newly commissioned and carefully curated chapters each of which presents an alternative planning history and theory written from the perspective of groups that have been historically marginalized or neglected. In teaching planning history and theory, many planning programs tend to follow the planning cannon – a normative perspective that mostly accounts … Continue reading

New study in RTBM on the challenges faced by delivery riders, by Dorina Pojani and Vietnamese colleagues
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New study in RTBM on the challenges faced by delivery riders, by Dorina Pojani and Vietnamese colleagues

Notoriously precarious, hazardous, and stressful, delivery jobs became even more onerous and dangerous during the pandemic. In this study, set in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, we applied Structural Equation Modelling to a large sample of primary data to measure delivery riders’ intention to quit their jobs at the height of the pandemic. We found … Continue reading

New article in CRES on the politics of natural disasters, by Dorina Pojani and colleagues
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New article in CRES on the politics of natural disasters, by Dorina Pojani and colleagues

Disasters can be good for incumbent governments. Amidst an emergency, budgets can be revised and reallocated in a hurry, framing the government as a ‘saviour,’ issuing contracts to the government’s business clientele and/or prioritising the electoral base more than the victims. Thus elected officials can curry favour with voters and increase their chances of retaining … Continue reading

New article on gendered land access in Feminist Economics, by Dorina Pojani and Albanian colleagues
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New article on gendered land access in Feminist Economics, by Dorina Pojani and Albanian colleagues

This study investigates gender gaps in access to land ownership and land inheritance in Albanian rural areas by combining a large-scale survey and five in-depth focus groups discussions. The article considers three sets of variables: place-based characteristics; family characteristics; and individual characteristics. Results find that rural societies lack awareness around legal property rights, undermine the … Continue reading

Sonia Roitman engages in new project on urban planning and climate change adaptation in Apia
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Sonia Roitman engages in new project on urban planning and climate change adaptation in Apia

UQ|UP’s Sonia Roitman is working with colleagues from National University of Samoa and UN Women Samoa on a new research project. Pacific Island Countries are urbanising and also face serious threats from climate change. The aim of this project is to understand the role of urban planning in adapting to climate change in urban areas, … Continue reading