Laurel Johnson speaking about transport disadvantage in Brisbane suburbs
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Laurel Johnson speaking about transport disadvantage in Brisbane suburbs

Transport infrastructure and transport services are vital to a city’s function. Transport connects citizens to employment, goods, services and each other. Despite this shared understanding of the central role of transport in urban life, for some city residents, the cost, availability, reliability, convenience and/or quality of transport constrain their access to the city’s assets. These … Continue reading

Freshmen BRTP students first fieldtrip in Brisbane
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Freshmen BRTP students first fieldtrip in Brisbane

About 100 students from our Introduction to Planning course, taught by Laurel Johnson, went on their first fieltrip around South Brisbane. They visited important local landmarks, including: Common Ground Building, a social housing project which provides 146 units for a 50/50 mix of low-income and formerly homeless people and also offers support services on site. … Continue reading

OOPS presents: Women in Planning 2019
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OOPS presents: Women in Planning 2019

Forty UQ|UP students and staff joined the Organisation of Planning Students (OOPS) for a night of insight into the various roles women play in planning and its related industries. Across the built environment industry, women play a vital role in our planning system. This evening involved speakers discussing personal career journeys and development, as well … 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