Sonia Roitman in public debate on new housing models in Argentina
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Sonia Roitman in public debate on new housing models in Argentina

New housing models and typologies are now offered by the private sector and the government to satisfy new housing demand created by changes in household composition. Single-person households in all age brackets have become significant in many cities around the world. Government and private sector in Mendoza, Argentina are currently discussing new housing models to … 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

Seminar on house crowding among Australia’s Lebanese population
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Seminar on house crowding among Australia’s Lebanese population

This presentation will examine the socio-spatial problems of house crowding among the Lebanese population in Australia. The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) collects data regularly to produce quantitative indicators of the ‘housing utilisation’ of Australian dwellings and identify potential ‘overcrowding’ among Australian dwellings in general. However, the method adopted by the ABS is based on … Continue reading

Sonia Roitman presents at Informal Urbanism Symposium in Sydney: Proceedings available
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Sonia Roitman presents at Informal Urbanism Symposium in Sydney: Proceedings available

In September 2018, the University of Sydney organised a one-day symposium to discuss informal urbanism in the Asia Pacific region. UQ|UP’s Sonia Roitman presented her research on grassroots strategies for a more inclusive city in Yogyakarta, Indonesia. The conference proceedings have been published, and all presentations and recordings are available for download. Access these documents … Continue reading

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