Confirmation seminar: Public space privatisation from a Global South perspective
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Confirmation seminar: Public space privatisation from a Global South perspective

Views about the nature of public space and the challenges that it faces are, for the most part, formulated based on studies and observations from the perspective of developed, Western countries, especially the United States and Europe. The present thesis adopts a different vantage point. Public space is analyzed from the lens of Southeast Asian … Continue reading

Underground in Brisvegas: can an electronic dance music artist thrive outside the city?
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Underground in Brisvegas: can an electronic dance music artist thrive outside the city?

Dr. Sebastien Darchen published an article in the Conversation on the electronic dance music scene in Brisbane. Full article in the Conversation here:  https://theconversation.com/underground-in-brisvegas-can-an-electronic-dance-music-artist-thrive-outside-the-city-84705 Electronic dance music (EDM) is an increasingly popular music genre. Electronic music can be defined as a sound dominated by electronic instruments and digitally generated sounds and also by digital samples … Continue reading

Confirmation seminar: Climate friendly urban design: A comparison between Australia and India
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Confirmation seminar: Climate friendly urban design: A comparison between Australia and India

Urban design is concerned with the arrangement, appearance and function of suburbs, towns and cities. It is both a process and an outcome of creating localities in which people live & engage with each other, and the physical place around them. In the past, the buildings were built in harmony with nature, with an interaction … Continue reading

UQ planning group wins Myer Foundation project on placemaking
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UQ planning group wins Myer Foundation project on placemaking

The UQ Planning group is part of the wining project PLACEMAKING SANDBOX: A collaborative and living laboratory approach to create inclusive, engaging and resilient cities awarded by the Myer Foundation. Dr. Sébastien Darchen, Professor Neil Sipe (team leaders), Laurel Johnson, Warren Rowe and Michael Dickson (UQ Architecture) are part of the winning project “PLACEMAKING SANDBOX: … Continue reading

Upcoming book on urban sustainability by Sebastien Darchen and Glen Searle
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Upcoming book on urban sustainability by Sebastien Darchen and Glen Searle

Upcoming book edited by Dr. Sébastien Darchen (UQ planning) and Associate Professor Glen Searle (University of Queensland/University of Sydney): Planning Innovations for Urban Sustainability: A Global Outlook with Routledge, Routledge Studies in Sustainability, to be published in the second half of 2018. As the world becomes more and more urbanised, it is urgent to propose … Continue reading

Renuka Bhoge joined our MPhil program
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Renuka Bhoge joined our MPhil program

Renuka Bhoge joined as a RHD student in School of Earth and Environmental Sciences in January 2017. She is an architect with post-graduation degree in Building Engineering and Management. Her research area is ‘Climate friendly urban design: A comparison between Australia and India’. Her research involves study of urban design tools that the planners, urban … Continue reading