Sebastien Darchen and Cathryn Chatburn’s team cited for outstanding contributions to student learning in UQ Awards
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Sebastien Darchen and Cathryn Chatburn’s team cited for outstanding contributions to student learning in UQ Awards

Last night, UQ’s Teaching Community gathered to celebrate teaching excellence at the annual UQ Awards for Excellence in Teaching and Learning. We are delighted to announce that UQ|UP’s Sebastien Darchen and Cathryn Chatburn were amongst a team – the Urban Design Challenge team – recognised with a Citation for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning. The … Continue reading

New article on public space in Urban Design and Planning, by UQ|UP team
Research and Publications

New article on public space in Urban Design and Planning, by UQ|UP team

This study centres on alternative public space in Indonesian cities in the post-Reformation era. Through in-depth interviews with experts and personal observations of a variety of public spaces in Bandung and Surabaya, the authors explore: (a) the concept of ‘alternative public space’ in the context of Indonesian cities, (b) the actors that have driven the … Continue reading

Sebastien Darchen on GEMS panel discussing the 2032 Olympic Games in Brisbane
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Sebastien Darchen on GEMS panel discussing the 2032 Olympic Games in Brisbane

GEMS held its first industry event of the year, a panel discussion on the 2032 Brisbane Olympics! Members had the privilege of listening to an engaging and diverse panel including Council Member Jonathan Sri and UQ|UP’s Sebastien Darchen, who provided invaluable insight and greatly contributed to this challenging conversation. The panel discussed topics like the … Continue reading

New encyclopedia entry on smart densification, co-authored by UQ|UP team
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New encyclopedia entry on smart densification, co-authored by UQ|UP team

Smart densification is a metric that holistically integrates the quantitative (percentage/unit-to-area-ratios) and qualitative (context, perception, user experience) dimensions. The definition extends beyond the numerical relationship between physical space and the occupants who use that space. It incorporates the qualitative aspects of context, user perception, and experience to determine the appropriate configuration and scope of density … Continue reading

New article on public space in Indonesia in City, Culture and Society, by UQ|UP team
Research and Publications

New article on public space in Indonesia in City, Culture and Society, by UQ|UP team

This study examines how the Reformation has affected public space in Indonesian cities. The article draws on expert interviews and systematic field observations in Surabaya and Bandung, Indonesia’s most important cities after Jakarta. The findings reveal that, with democracy and decentralisation, the public sector is more keenly aware of the socio-political functions of public space, … Continue reading