New UN-Habitat Global Lecture on gated communities by Sonia Roitman
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New UN-Habitat Global Lecture on gated communities by Sonia Roitman

UQ|UP’s Sonia Roitman was invited to participate in the UN-Habitat Global Lectures Series. This is a series of 10 lectures from internationally recognised academics. Dr Roitman’s lecture is entitled “Gated Community Development in our Cities“. Over the last 30 years, Gated Communities (GC) have developed worldwide in cities in the Global North and South. The … Continue reading

Congratulations, Dr Deti Kusmalawati
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Congratulations, Dr Deti Kusmalawati

The PhD degree from The University of Queensland has been confirmed to Deti Kusmalawati. Congratulations, Dr Kusmalawati! Deti’s thesis is on the governance process for the implementation of a land acquisition plan for infrastructure development in Indonesia. She examined the case of the new international airport in Yogyakarta Province. UQ|UP staff Sonia Roitman and Dorina … Continue reading

Panel with civil society organisations in UQ|UP course on community planning and participation
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Panel with civil society organisations in UQ|UP course on community planning and participation

Today five civil society organisations from Queensland participated in panel discussion in PLAN3005/7121 Community planning and participation (coordinated by Sonia Roitman). The session aimed at examining the role of community engagement from the perspective of a diverse array of well established organisations. The speakers and organisations included: –         Q Shelter (Fiona … Continue reading

New article in Asia Pacific Viewpoint on urban poverty alleviation strategies in Yogyakarta, by Sonia Roitman
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New article in Asia Pacific Viewpoint on urban poverty alleviation strategies in Yogyakarta, by Sonia Roitman

A new publication by UQ|UP staff Sonia Roitman about urban poverty alleviation in Yogyakarta, Indonesia, published in Asia Pacific Viewpoint (doi.org/10.1111/apv.12229) The article examines the actions developed by two community organisations in Indonesia to overcome housing and infrastructure needs. The findings show that some communities working on participatory poverty alleviation strategies still face obstacles to becoming more independent … Continue reading

Sonia Roitman at RC21 Conference in Delhi
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Sonia Roitman at RC21 Conference in Delhi

The RC21 Conference 2019 ‘In and beyond the city’ is currently taking place in Delhi, India. RC21 is the Research Committee on Sociology of Urban and Regional Development, of the International Sociological Association (ISA). The conference has brought together over 500 participants from all over the world working on urban studies. It started on Wednesday … Continue reading

Communities fighting against evictions in Delhi
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Communities fighting against evictions in Delhi

RC21-IJURR Doctoral School (coordinated by Claire Colomb (UCL), Sonia Roitman (UQ|UP) and Liza Weinstein (Northeastern University): On Saturday, we were invited into three “bastis” (communities) across Delhi that have been struggling against their eviction and displacement. Thank you to housing rights activist Shakeel Abdul, who made our visits possible and introduced us to these inspiring … Continue reading