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

New article by UQ|UP team in Journal of Urban Design on how how Middle Eastern women migrants in Australia perceive and experience public space
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New article by UQ|UP team in Journal of Urban Design on how how Middle Eastern women migrants in Australia perceive and experience public space

For Middle Eastern migrants to Australia, the process of acculturation is compounded by Islamophobia, which is on the rise, with many incidents occurring in public spaces and targeting women. Through in-depth interviews, this paper examines how women migrants from the Middle East, especially Muslim ones, are affected. The study finds that Middle Eastern women migrants … Continue reading

Dorina Pojani lecturing on feminist planning at U3A
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Dorina Pojani lecturing on feminist planning at U3A

How cities differ when women design them? In the 20th century, in conjunction with women’s liberation from the bonds of tradition, cities have been created that are very inconvenient for women. A conversation on feminist planning is paramount because nearly 90% of the Australian population lives in cities and gender crosscuts all other ‘vulnerable group’ … Continue reading

Qld female planning academics at Australian Higher Education Women’s Leadership Summit
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Qld female planning academics at Australian Higher Education Women’s Leadership Summit

The Australian Higher Education Women’s Leadership Summit is a major annual event for women at all levels to connect, share ideas and build their leadership skills. Created by Australia’s leading authority on women’s leadership, Women & Leadership Australia, the Summit has been developed in consultation with a broad range of stakeholders across the industry. Continue reading

Honours Research Design Proposal Presentations
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Honours Research Design Proposal Presentations

Friday’s research presentations and the BBQ afterwards were an amazing first for SEES and a success on all levels. We had an extremely high quality set of presentations from four Honours students in planning. These were across a wide range of topics, from housing to gender to historic preservation, and examining social, cultural and economic … Continue reading

Development Practice annual lecture: Feminist and queer strategies for imagining and enacting other possible worlds
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Development Practice annual lecture: Feminist and queer strategies for imagining and enacting other possible worlds

In the current context of anthropogenic climate change, growing global inequality and widespread loss of confidence in ‘business as usual’, it would seem that never has the time been riper for women to ‘take back the economy’ and re-centre it upon care for people and other species and repair of the planet. In this lecture … Continue reading