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

New article in the International Journal of Architectural Research on urban design of informal settlements, by Dorina Pojani
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New article in the International Journal of Architectural Research on urban design of informal settlements, by Dorina Pojani

While a substantial amount of study of informal settlements has been undertaken, they remain largely unstudied in terms of urban form. The purpose of this article is to set forth a conceptual framework, which considers the context in which informality takes place, the settlement itself, the houses contained therein, the dwellers of those houses and … Continue reading

New book chapters on informal settlements by UQ|UP team members
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New book chapters on informal settlements by UQ|UP team members

A new edited book on urban informality is out! The ‘Rutledge Handbook on Informal Urbanization‘ has been edited by Roberto Rocco and Jan van Ballegooijen at Delft University of Technology. It contains a collection of 25 case studies on urban informality, which examine the processes of informal urbanization in different socio-political and cultural setttings. Dorina … Continue reading

Redento Recio PhD conferral
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Redento Recio PhD conferral

Congrtulations Dr Recio! Who Governs the ‘Ungovernable’? Examining Governing Relations in Urban Informality Synopsis: The thesis examines an interface that emerges between formal (state-backed) systems and informal mechanisms in the context of a vulnerable condition of thousands of street vendors in Metro Manila’s Baclaran district. Analyzing this interface is critical for urban planners and policy-makers … Continue reading

New article on informal settlements co-authored by Dr Dorina Pojani
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New article on informal settlements co-authored by Dr Dorina Pojani

‘Urban acupuncture’ to alleviate stress in informal settlements in Mexico Authors: Alejandro Lastra Dorina Pojani Abstract. This paper explores whether smaller-scale physical space interventions (‘urban acupuncture’) have the power to alleviate the stress, social pathologies and political disengagement experienced by the residents of informal settlements. The case study is Tepito, a barrio in Mexico City. … Continue reading