Sonia Roitman at Asia-Pacific Informal Urbanism Symposium in Sydney
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Sonia Roitman at Asia-Pacific Informal Urbanism Symposium in Sydney

The University of Sydney, School of Architecture, Design and Planning is hosting on Symposium on Informal Urbanism in the Asia-Pacific region on 25 September 2018. The event will discuss the work of researchers in Australia and overseas in relation to urban informality, bottom-up approaches and the New Urban Agenda. The program is available here. Sonia … Continue reading

New article in Cities on street vending co-authored by Sonia Roitman
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New article in Cities on street vending co-authored by Sonia Roitman

Studies of informal street vending in the Global South often investigate grassroots resistance to formal and informal power as a collective and organised phenomenon. In our case study in the megacity of Dhaka, we show collective resistance is not possible due to an overwhelming threat from a coercive state. Informal vendors must resort to other … Continue reading

Sonia Roitman discussing urban planning in the Global South at National University of Cuyo, Argentina
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Sonia Roitman discussing urban planning in the Global South at National University of Cuyo, Argentina

Sonia Roitman was invited by the National University of Cuyo (UNCuyo, where she did her first degree in Sociology) to give an informal presentation. It was a presentation to discuss and share experiences about urban planning in Mendoza (Argentina) and other cities in the Global South as well as her experiences of living and working overseas. … Continue reading

Congratulations Dr Andri Supriatna!
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Congratulations Dr Andri Supriatna!

Andri Supriatna has received his PhD degree by The University of Queensland. Congratulations Andri! Andri’s thesis analyses land tenure security of urban kampung in Jakarta. The thesis attempts to understand what tenure security entails (especially concerning de facto or de jure tenure forms) and to assess the impacts of tenure security in a specific local context and … Continue reading

UQ|UP research team at Wakka Wakka Cultural Camp
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UQ|UP research team at Wakka Wakka Cultural Camp

Our Wakka Wakka research partners invited SEES researchers David Pullar, Sonia Roitman and Laurel Johnson to attend their cultural camp at Maidenwell and the Bunya Mountains on the weekend of 28/29 July. The cultural camps see traditional owners return to their country to share cultural knowledge and stories with each other. This camp had over … Continue reading

Field trip course in Indonesia
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Field trip course in Indonesia

Thirty two UQ students from Planning, Environmental Management, Social Science and Geography at UQ recently spent 10 days in Yogyakarta, Indonesia undertaking a field course. The course is done in partnership with Gadjah Mada University (UGM) in Yogyakarta and allowed 18 Planning students from UGM to join the course. The course is called ‘Understanding development … Continue reading

Redento Recio PhD conferral
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Redento Recio PhD conferral

Congrtulations Dr Recio! Who Governs the ‘Ungovernable’? Examining Governing Relations in Urban Informality Synopsis: The thesis examines an interface that emerges between formal (state-backed) systems and informal mechanisms in the context of a vulnerable condition of thousands of street vendors in Metro Manila’s Baclaran district. Analyzing this interface is critical for urban planners and policy-makers … Continue reading