UQ|UP at ANZAPS 2018
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UQ|UP at ANZAPS 2018

The Environmental Planning Programme at the University of Waikato is hosting ANZAPS 2018 – the annual conference of the Australia and New Zealand Association of Planning Schools. 1 – 3 November, Hamilton, New Zealand UQ|UP participants include Laurel Johnson and Dorina Pojani. Conference theme: Decisions, Decisions Decisions are at the heart of planning – from … Continue reading

New paper on public participation by UQ|UP team published in Geographical Research
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New paper on public participation by UQ|UP team published in Geographical Research

In this study, performance‐based planning is implicated in the destabilisation of community trust in the planning system. Set in a contested inner city area of Brisbane, Australia, the research associates neoliberal planning objectives with the discretionary decision‐making specifically embedded in performance‐based planning. The neoliberalisation of planning is, we submit, symptomatic of a post‐ideological politics of … Continue reading

Laurel Johnson interviewed by Channel 9 news on Live, Work, Play CityPulse indices
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Laurel Johnson interviewed by Channel 9 news on Live, Work, Play CityPulse indices

UQ|UP’s Laurel Johnson says the Live, Work, Play CityPulse indices are a broad though helpful way to compare the quality of life in key locations in the growing metro region of south east Queensland. Interviewed for Channel 9 news, Laurel said that the key to liveability is access via ‘high frequency, affordable public transport’ across … Continue reading

UQ|UP team in China
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UQ|UP team in China

UQ|UP’s Laurel Johnson attended a selection of Chinese Normal Universities last week to exchange research interests and promote UQ’s urban planning programs. Other UQ|UP members in attendance included Dr Yan Liu and Prof Jonathan Corcoran. UQ|UP continues to attract Chinese students at both undergraduate and graduate levels. The trip included workshops with prospective students. Ms … Continue reading

New article by UQ|UP team in Journal of Urban Design on how how Middle Eastern women migrants in Australia perceive and experience public space
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New article by UQ|UP team in Journal of Urban Design on how how Middle Eastern women migrants in Australia perceive and experience public space

For Middle Eastern migrants to Australia, the process of acculturation is compounded by Islamophobia, which is on the rise, with many incidents occurring in public spaces and targeting women. Through in-depth interviews, this paper examines how women migrants from the Middle East, especially Muslim ones, are affected. The study finds that Middle Eastern women migrants … Continue reading

Laurel Johnson on ABC Radio discussing perceived over-development in the Sunshine Coast, Queensland
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Laurel Johnson on ABC Radio discussing perceived over-development in the Sunshine Coast, Queensland

UQ|UP member Laurel Johnson was interviewed on ABC radio Sunshine Coast to share her insights into the community’s mobilisation against perceived over-development in that part of the south east Queensland region. Laurel spoke of the significance of a recent rally of 1,000 residents at Coolum. She also spoke about the challenges associated with accommodating 191,600 … Continue reading

UQ|UP research team at Wakka Wakka Cultural Camp
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UQ|UP research team at Wakka Wakka Cultural Camp

Our Wakka Wakka research partners invited SEES researchers David Pullar, Sonia Roitman and Laurel Johnson to attend their cultural camp at Maidenwell and the Bunya Mountains on the weekend of 28/29 July. The cultural camps see traditional owners return to their country to share cultural knowledge and stories with each other. This camp had over … Continue reading