New SSHRC grant to Thomas Sigler to study Airbnb and short term rentals
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New SSHRC grant to Thomas Sigler to study Airbnb and short term rentals

Along with international collaborators from McGill University, University of Toronto, and Leeds University, UQ Senior Lecturer Dr Thomas Sigler has been awarded a grant from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada. The project is titled ” Cities, Short-term Rentals and the Sharing Economy: Housing Impacts, Social Dynamics, and Policy Options”, and will … Continue reading

New article by UQ|UP team on migrant assimilation on Applied Geography
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New article by UQ|UP team on migrant assimilation on Applied Geography

Understanding the dynamics of settlement by migrant group is complex, with a number of processes affecting outcomes ranging from assimilation to segregation. While both the assimilation and segregation are idealised models, the ‘segmented assimilation’ model provides a middle-ground explanation which fits more with actual outcomes whereby socio-economic position is affected by the class status of … Continue reading

New article by UQ|UP team on communal living published in Australian Planner
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New article by UQ|UP team on communal living published in Australian Planner

Ecovillages and cohousing are types of intentional community living arrangements that bring positive social, ecological and economic solutions to challenges of housing affordability, social breakdown and ecological over consumption. They are fast attracting interest among planners, governments, developers, the media and the public. Yet what was the population and characteristics of these compared to other … Continue reading

UQ hosts the 2017 Institute of Australian Geographers (IAG) conference
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UQ hosts the 2017 Institute of Australian Geographers (IAG) conference

This July, nearly 300 geographers and planners came to UQ to attend the 2017 Institute of Australian Geographers (IAG) conference. This year’s conference theme was ‘Geography Counts’, stressing the role of geography in informing policy from a holistic, global perspective. The diversity of keynote speakers reflected the interdisciplinarity of the conference. IAG 2017 Conference Chair was … Continue reading