OOPS presents: Women in Planning 2019
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OOPS presents: Women in Planning 2019

Forty UQ|UP students and staff joined the Organisation of Planning Students (OOPS) for a night of insight into the various roles women play in planning and its related industries. Across the built environment industry, women play a vital role in our planning system. This evening involved speakers discussing personal career journeys and development, as well … Continue reading

UQ|UP Research Paper 2 on housing vulnerability for older women
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UQ|UP Research Paper 2 on housing vulnerability for older women

The second UQ|UP Research Paper is now published. This research explores the reasons for the housing vulnerability of older women in Australia. These reasons resonate in International communities, particularly in the Global North. To investigate the housing constraints, aspirations and preferences of older women, the researcher reviews literature and current trends and the results of … 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

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