Seminar on systems theory and sustainability by David Wadley
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Seminar on systems theory and sustainability by David Wadley

Systems thinking, involving tipping points, phase shifts and entropy, usefully underpins investigation of anthropogenic interaction with the natural milieu. Since the stakes in environmental management are no longer local or regional but global, analysis must move beyond the natural sciences’ cataloguing of the symptoms to probe the causes of the cumulating disruptions gripping the world. … Continue reading

Seminar by David Wadley on project management and successful thesis completion
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Seminar by David Wadley on project management and successful thesis completion

UQ|UP’s David Wadley presented an interactive seminar, quite informal and highly pragmatic. It offered some new angles from project management which can help those who are intending to write, or are currently completing, a research thesis. Emphasis was placed on initial aspects (project scope, initiation and risk management) which can condition the entire thesis exercise. … Continue reading

Seminar on recovery after forced urban relocation by Gillian Cornish
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Seminar on recovery after forced urban relocation by Gillian Cornish

Forced relocation is the process of intentionally displacing people and moving them to a new location. People affected by forced relocation experience heightened impoverishment risks and severe and long-lasting economic, psycho-socio-cultural impacts and spatial marginalisation. The documentation of these impacts is underreported in urban contexts, where the forced movement of people are more likely to … Continue reading

Seminar on climate-resilient infrastructure
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Seminar on climate-resilient infrastructure

Drawing from theories of urban and environmental planning, Dr. Elnaz Torabi will share her research to date in the field of resilience and adaptation to climate change for critical infrastructure. Using the key findings from interviews with experts in the water sector in Australia, the seminar will explore the main resilience strategies and some of … Continue reading

Seminar on the definition of the urban
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Seminar on the definition of the urban

Alongside People and Plans and The Urban Revolution, Whose City? ushered in a significant sophistication of urban theory. Yet, ironically, the question of which city has become one we less often ask ourselves these days. The two questions – of whose city and which city – are hardly separate. Yet rarely is the city treated … Continue reading

Seminar on inequality and city size in OECD countries
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Seminar on inequality and city size in OECD countries

As cities grow, both the productivity of their inhabitants and their income distribution are expected to change. While the empirical literature has widely shown how productivity (and income) changes with city size, empirical evidence on the effects on income inequality remains very limited. In addition, the few papers that study the relationship between city size … Continue reading