Pre-order new book on “Global Planning Innovations for Urban Sustainability”  by Dr. Sebastien Darchen and A/Prof Glen Searle – Discounts available
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Pre-order new book on “Global Planning Innovations for Urban Sustainability” by Dr. Sebastien Darchen and A/Prof Glen Searle – Discounts available

This edited volume interrogates innovative solutions for sustainability in cities around the world. The book draws on a group of 12 international case studies, including Vancouver and Calgary in Canada, San Francisco and Los Angeles in the US (North America), Yogyakarta in Indonesia, Seoul in Korea (South-East Asia), Medellin in Colombia (South America), Helsinki in … Continue reading

Students’ global perspective broadened by Hong Kong field trip with Dr Darchen
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Students’ global perspective broadened by Hong Kong field trip with Dr Darchen

Twenty undergraduate and postgraduate students have experienced urban regeneration, adaptive reuse of heritage buildings, natural hazard mitigation, animal habitats and land reclamation initiatives first hand in a UQ|UP international field trip to Hong Kong and Macau. The trip enabled students to learn about the natural landscapes and urban developments in the fast-growing Pearl River Delta region. … Continue reading

New book chapter by Sebastien Darchen on densification and sustainability in inner cities (Routledge)
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New book chapter by Sebastien Darchen on densification and sustainability in inner cities (Routledge)

Dr. Sebastien Darchen in collaboration with Professor Claire Poitras (INRS-UCS, Montreal) published a chapter titled “Accommodating densification and social sustainability in the inner city: Case study of Griffintown in Montreal” in the recent edited volume “Compulsory acquisition for urban densification” Edited by Associate Professor Glen Searle. The book also includes a chapter by Long Chen … Continue reading

Article in The Conversation by Dr. Sebastien Darchen on regenerating inner cities most read article this week in Cities section
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Article in The Conversation by Dr. Sebastien Darchen on regenerating inner cities most read article this week in Cities section

Article published this week in the Conversation by Dr. Sebastien Darchen (UQ) and Dr. Gwendal Simon (Universite Paris-Est, Marne-La-Vallee, UPEM) has reached 15 000 readers and is the most read article this week in the “Cities” section. This confirms that the debate on densification  is a hot and controversial topic in Australia. Read the full … Continue reading

New article in The Conversation by Dr Sebastien Darchen on regenerating inner cities in France
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New article in The Conversation by Dr Sebastien Darchen on regenerating inner cities in France

Dr. Sebastien Darchen (UQ) and Dr. Gwendal Simon (Universite Paris-Est Marne-La-Vallee) present the planning instruments and financing mechanisms leading to good regeneration outcomes in France. The examples of large-scale regeneration projects of Ile de Nantes, Lyon Confluence and Paris Rive Gauche are presented. If “New Built Gentrification” cannot always be avoided, regeneration processes in France … Continue reading