Place Jam get-together coming up
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Place Jam get-together coming up

Place Jam is an Australasian placemaking peer network, ‘helping make places sticky’ since 2015. Their next get-together is on Thursday 9th September 5.00pm – 8.00pm at Wandering Cooks, 63 Vulture Street, West End, Brisbane Hosted as a collaboration between Urbanistas, PlacemakingX, and Place Jam, this will be the first of a move towards seasonal after … Continue reading

UQ|UP students & staff work with Ethos Urban on Greyfield regeneration plan for Salisbury
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UQ|UP students & staff work with Ethos Urban on Greyfield regeneration plan for Salisbury

Planning students in the 2020 Urban Design Studio coordinated by Dr. Sebastien Darchen developed a regeneration plan for Salisbury, through background research, site investigations and consultation with local residents and business owners. The final report prepared by Mario Shllaku and Julia Randle-Miller at Ethos Urban and UQ|UP’s Dr. Sebastien Darchen is available for download below. … Continue reading

New book chapter on the urban form of informal settlements in the Balkans, by Dorina Pojani
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New book chapter on the urban form of informal settlements in the Balkans, by Dorina Pojani

This chapter analyzes the urban form of informal settlements in the Western Balkans. Informal housing is now a permanent fixture of the urban landscape in this region. Given the widespread and increasing scale of informal settlements, it is important to record their spatial qualities and compare them to informal settlements elsewhere. A five-point framework is … Continue reading

Dorina Pojani delivers plenary speech on TOD design at ISUF2020
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Dorina Pojani delivers plenary speech on TOD design at ISUF2020

ISUF2020 is the annual urban form conference of the International Seminar of Urban Form (www.urbanform.org/). This organisation comprises geographers, architects and historians who study urban morphology. This year’s conference host was the College of Architecture and Planning at the University of Utah. Dorina’s speech was part of the New Voices plennary session, which featured up … Continue reading

Laurel Johnson on The Conversation presenting the Sunshine Coast Design Book
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Laurel Johnson on The Conversation presenting the Sunshine Coast Design Book

The Sunshine Coast design approach is an exemplar of government-initiated, community-led design that reflects local values in ‘good design’ to guide new public and private developments in that fast growing region of Australia. UQ|UP’s Laurel Johnson provided planning advice about design regulation to the Sunshine Coast Council during production of the Sunshine Coast Design Book. … Continue reading

New article in the International Journal of Architectural Research on urban design of informal settlements, by Dorina Pojani
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New article in the International Journal of Architectural Research on urban design of informal settlements, by Dorina Pojani

While a substantial amount of study of informal settlements has been undertaken, they remain largely unstudied in terms of urban form. The purpose of this article is to set forth a conceptual framework, which considers the context in which informality takes place, the settlement itself, the houses contained therein, the dwellers of those houses and … Continue reading