New article on informal settlements in JCCEE, by Dorina Pojani
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New article on informal settlements in JCCEE, by Dorina Pojani

This article analyzes media representations of squatters and their settlements in five case studies in the Western Balkans: the capitals of Albania, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Kosovo, Northern Macedonia, and Serbia, drawing on a database of 300 newspaper articles, dating from 1990 to 2015. The analysis reveals eight themes. The press has: (1) questioned the state‚Äôs legitimacy to … Continue reading

New paper in Gender, Work and Organization on gendered space in Dhaka, co-authored by Sonia Roitman
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New paper in Gender, Work and Organization on gendered space in Dhaka, co-authored by Sonia Roitman

A new publication about how gendered space is informally managed in Dhaka, Bangladesh. The article is titled ‘The politics of gendered space: Social norms and purdah affecting female informal work in Dhaka, Bangladesh’ and is co-authored by Dr Luftun Lata, Dr Peter Walters (School of Social Science, UQ) and Dr Sonia Roitman (UQ|UP). In Bangladesh, … Continue reading

New article on mobility nodes and economic spaces in Manila in Journal of Transport and Land Use, co-authored by Sonia Roitman
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New article on mobility nodes and economic spaces in Manila in Journal of Transport and Land Use, co-authored by Sonia Roitman

New Publication: ‘Mobility notes and economic spaces: Links, tensions and planning implications’, by Redento Recio (The University of Melbourne), Sonia Roitman (The University of Queensland) and Iderlina Mateo-Babiano (The University of Melbourne). Published in The Journal of Transport and Land Use (Vol 12, No1). The paper examines how informal trading has become embedded in the … Continue reading

Communities fighting against evictions in Delhi
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Communities fighting against evictions in Delhi

RC21-IJURR Doctoral School (coordinated by Claire Colomb (UCL), Sonia Roitman (UQ|UP) and Liza Weinstein (Northeastern University): On Saturday, we were invited into three “bastis” (communities) across Delhi that have been struggling against their eviction and displacement. Thank you to housing rights activist Shakeel Abdul, who made our visits possible and introduced us to these inspiring … 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 encyclopedia entry on informal settlers by Sonia Roitman
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New encyclopedia entry on informal settlers by Sonia Roitman

The Wiley Blackwell Encyclopedia of Urban and Regional Studies has finally been published. It includes over 450 entries on the most important topics and from a range of theoretical perspectives. It is a collective work with contributions from over 300 researchers worldwide. This Encyclopedia is a major reference in urban studies. Sonia Roitman (UQ|UP) and … Continue reading

New Conversation article on street vendors’ self-help strategies in Manila, by Redento Recio
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New Conversation article on street vendors’ self-help strategies in Manila, by Redento Recio

Redento Recio, who completed his PhD in Planning at UQ in 2018, has published an article in The Conversation today. The article is based on his PhD thesis. The article discusses the practices developed by street vendors in Metro Manila (Philippines) to use public space to develop their livelihoods, constantly negotiating with planning authorities and … Continue reading