Congratulations, Dr Laurel Johnson!
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Congratulations, Dr Laurel Johnson!

On Friday, UQ|UP’s Laurel Johnson will be conferred her PhD degree from The University of Queensland. Heartfelt congratulations to Dr Johnson from the whole UQ|UP community. Laurel is an urban and social planner with over 25 years of experience as a practitioner and an educator/researcher. As well as being a full-time academic at UQ|UP, Laurel … Continue reading

UQ|UP Research Paper no. 7 on representative democracy in spatial planning
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UQ|UP Research Paper no. 7 on representative democracy in spatial planning

New research from another award winning UQ|UP student, Sirena Kwok. Sirena recently graduated from our MURP program. Her research compares two high profile Australian planning cases and finds that local voices are often overwhelmed in the politicised planning system. Download the full text of UQ|UP Research Paper no. 7 below. Continue reading

Laurel Johnson on The Conversation presenting the Sunshine Coast Design Book
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Laurel Johnson on The Conversation presenting the Sunshine Coast Design Book

The Sunshine Coast design approach is an exemplar of government-initiated, community-led design that reflects local values in ‘good design’ to guide new public and private developments in that fast growing region of Australia. UQ|UP’s Laurel Johnson provided planning advice about design regulation to the Sunshine Coast Council during production of the Sunshine Coast Design Book. … Continue reading

New article in Habitat International on rural culture in China, coauthored by Laurel Johnson
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New article in Habitat International on rural culture in China, coauthored by Laurel Johnson

Rapid urbanization, especially in many developing countries, is accompanied by the decline of rural populations and rural culture. Tangwan village in Shanghai in China is a typical case. Based on the theory of production of space, this article presents spatial production of rural culture from three dimensions: ideological space, superficial space and everyday life space, … Continue reading