New article in Asia Pacific Viewpoint on urban poverty alleviation strategies in Yogyakarta, by Sonia Roitman
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New article in Asia Pacific Viewpoint on urban poverty alleviation strategies in Yogyakarta, by Sonia Roitman

A new publication by UQ|UP staff Sonia Roitman about urban poverty alleviation in Yogyakarta, Indonesia, published in Asia Pacific Viewpoint (doi.org/10.1111/apv.12229) The article examines the actions developed by two community organisations in Indonesia to overcome housing and infrastructure needs. The findings show that some communities working on participatory poverty alleviation strategies still face obstacles to becoming more independent … Continue reading

Sonia Roitman at RC21 Conference in Delhi
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Sonia Roitman at RC21 Conference in Delhi

The RC21 Conference 2019 ‘In and beyond the city’ is currently taking place in Delhi, India. RC21 is the Research Committee on Sociology of Urban and Regional Development, of the International Sociological Association (ISA). The conference has brought together over 500 participants from all over the world working on urban studies. It started on Wednesday … Continue reading

UQ Indonesia course: well received final presentations!
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UQ Indonesia course: well received final presentations!

UQ and UGM (Universitas Gadjah Mada) presented their group work examining the development complexities faced by local communities in Yogyakarta, Indonesia, as part of the course PLAN3200/7200. Students spend two weeks working with local communities, learning from local experiences and making sense of interrelated factors influencing development. Yesterday the six groups of students presented their … Continue reading

New article in Housing Studies on gated communities and inequality in Indonesia, by Sonia Roitman
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New article in Housing Studies on gated communities and inequality in Indonesia, by Sonia Roitman

New article on gated communities and income inequality in Indonesia by UQ|UP’s Sonia Roitman and Redento Recio. The article examines the relationship between increasing number of gated communities in Indonesian cities and increasing income inequality. It argues that there is a mutual reinforcing relationship between this type of housing and inequality. Jakarta and Yogyakarta are … Continue reading

UQ Indonesia field trip course just started
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UQ Indonesia field trip course just started

UQ Indonesia field trip course has just started. Twenty two UQ students from planning, environmental management, GIS, development practice and social sciences and 18 UGM (Universitas Gadja Madah) from planning has just started their annual studio course. The course takes places in Yogyakarta, Indonesia for two weeks. Students work with urban and rural communities on … Continue reading

UQ|UP course wins international award for curriculum innovation
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UQ|UP course wins international award for curriculum innovation

The UQ|UP course on Exploring Development Complexities (PLAN3200/7200, coordinated by Sonia Roitman, Ron Johnstone and Karen McNamara) has won a major international award for curriculum innovation. The award honours excellence in teaching and design of learning experiences that are accessible, engaging, and effective for all students. It recognises educators who develop and implement courses to help … Continue reading

Seminar on female-driven change in informal settlements in Indonesia, by Sonia Roitman
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Seminar on female-driven change in informal settlements in Indonesia, by Sonia Roitman

This presentation examines the positive and fast change created by Kalijawi, a community-based organisation formed by women who live in informal settlements in Yogyakarta, Indonesia since its creation in 2012. These women (and their families) are ‘deprived’ (Marcuse, 2009) and marginalised citizens who live in urban areas prone to floods that lack basic services and … Continue reading