Defending how Adelaide City is defined.
Opinion

Defending how Adelaide City is defined.

Adelaide is one of Australia’s foremost planned cities, and it is typified with a compelling parkland and grid system.  In the innermost part of the city lies the grid-iron layout, and five central parks: Light Square, Whitmore Square, Hurtle Square and Hindmarsh. The city also features a greater parklands system which surrounds the Central Business District on all sides. However, these were not the most impressive aspect of Adelaide’s planning, from my brief research. The city radiates outwards, with the densest buildings located centrally, and there is a gradual decrease in height and density as buildings approach the parklands. This is often referred to as Adelaide’s pyramid planning. Continue reading

New paper in Australian Planner co-authored by Dorina Pojani on living preferences of Asian students in Australia
Research Papers

New paper in Australian Planner co-authored by Dorina Pojani on living preferences of Asian students in Australia

This study investigates changing housing and lifestyle preferences that occur when young people migrate from compact, high-density to low-density, car-oriented environments, through in-depth interviews of East and Southeast Asian university students in Brisbane, Australia. The findings reveal that the majority of international students adapt to their new living environment, and even come to prefer a … Continue reading

Field trip course in Indonesia
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Field trip course in Indonesia

Thirty two UQ students from Planning, Environmental Management, Social Science and Geography at UQ recently spent 10 days in Yogyakarta, Indonesia undertaking a field course. The course is done in partnership with Gadjah Mada University (UGM) in Yogyakarta and allowed 18 Planning students from UGM to join the course. The course is called ‘Understanding development … 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

‘Renters @Home’ final seminar
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‘Renters @Home’ final seminar

Many people and organisations supported the ‘Renters @ Home’ research. Now that the PhD thesis resulting from this research is submitted, stakeholders, participants and researchers are invited to a final seminar. We will take a deep dive into some data and findings to explore what challenges and what supports renters to be ‘at home’ as … Continue reading

Ayodeji Adeniyi passed his confirmation
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Ayodeji Adeniyi passed his confirmation

Ayodeji Adeniyi (Tope) recently passed his confirmation on the 23rd on the 23rd of May, 2017. His research will uncover the subjective housing values of individuals in the Greater Brisbane region. Residents’ housing needs will be distinguished from housing opportunities by structuring their needs within housing containers associated with their physiological needs and by comparing … Continue reading

UQ|UP research impacts State housing policy
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UQ|UP research impacts State housing policy

The Queensland Minister for Housing and Public Works recently launched the Building Housing Options report at Parliament House. The report is the product of a UQ|UP group research consultancy led by Laurel Johnson and Neil Sipe that included a survey of over 150 Logan public housing tenants by 10 of our talented urban planning students. … Continue reading