Sebastien Darchen presenting at ‘Transformative Urban Governance’ conference, Melbourne
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Sebastien Darchen presenting at ‘Transformative Urban Governance’ conference, Melbourne

Dr. Sebastien Darchen will present a paper entitled “Governance Innovation for Urban Regeneration: A focus on Nantes (France)” at the Transformative Urban Governance Conference, hosted by RMIT in Melbourne. The paper focuses on the Ile de Nantes regeneration project. This is one of the largest regeneration initiative in Europe: 330 hectares of former industrial land … Continue reading

Upcoming UQ|UP workshop on water and energy systems integration
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Upcoming UQ|UP workshop on water and energy systems integration

Our regional population is growing. How do we ensure new developments are more liveable, efficient, sustainable, resilient and resource efficient? How do we integrate water and energy systems into existing infrastructure while taking advantage of the benefits distributed systems offer? Your multidisciplinary team will work on a case study to solve this problem! Register as … Continue reading

New article in Australian Planner on sustainability assessment tools, by Paul Sparshott and Sebastien Darchen
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New article in Australian Planner on sustainability assessment tools, by Paul Sparshott and Sebastien Darchen

This paper examines the implementation of sustainability into urban communities that includes the use of sustainability assessment tools such as Green Star Communities (Green-Star). Paul Sparshott is a UQ|UP PhD candidate (principal advisor: Dr. Sebastien Darchen). Title: Do sustainability rating tools deliver the best outcomes in master planned urban infill projects? City to the Lake … Continue reading

Conversation article on planning innovations, by  Sebastien Darchen and Glen Searle
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Conversation article on planning innovations, by Sebastien Darchen and Glen Searle

Has the concept of urban sustainability made a difference in planning practice? The answer is yes. This article presents the benefits of local planning innovations to solve sustainability challenges for Australian cities. Read the full article on The Conversation page: theconversation.com/our-cities-fall-short-on-sustainability-but-planning-innovations-offer-local-solutions-107091. The concept of planning innovations is further developed in a recent book by the … Continue reading

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.┬áThe trip enabled students to learn about the natural landscapes and urban developments in the fast-growing Pearl River Delta region. … Continue reading