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

Student field-trip to Burley-Griffin Building in Ipswich, Qld
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Student field-trip to Burley-Griffin Building in Ipswich, Qld

UQ town planning students visited a Walter Burley-Griffin building that was converted to a theatre. Walter Burley-Griffin and his wife Marion were responsible for designing Australia’s capital city- Canberra. The students toured the ‘backstage’ of the Ipswich Little Theatre and they were briefed on the history, adaptation and current use of the Burley-Griffin building. The … Continue reading

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Radio debate with UQ|UP team: Should we be scared of a Big Australia?

UQ demographer Dr Elin Charles-Edwards and UQ urban planner Laurel Johnson joined a lively panel of four experts to consider the future of south east Queensland in a ‘Big Australia’. Topics included the nature and location of population growth, sharing space, transport, social disadvantage, jobs, decentralisation and others. Listen to the podcast on ABC radio’s … Continue reading