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PLANNING INCLUSIVELY: APPROACHES TO MAKING OUR COMMUNITIES JUST FOR ALL
This seminar was presented by Dr Lisa Stafford, ARC Decra Fellow, on 7 September 2020, looking at how well do we really consider human diversity in planning cities and regions? As planners we speak about making just places, yet exclusion persists. This seminar will draw on Lisa’s research and lived, practice-based experiences to illustrate essential ways to disrupt ableism and help create sustainable inclusive communities for all.
The seminar sought to open conversation and ideas exchange, as now more than ever is a critical opportunity for planners to come together to address and advocate for sustainable inclusive communities for all. But first we need to ask the question: How well do we really consider human diversity in planning cities, towns, and regions? As planners we speak of values and principles about making communities just through addressing social spatial inequalities. Yet in relation to people with disabilities, what does justice look like in policy and day to day practice - as exclusion persists.
IMPACT EVENT: AFTER THE LOCK-DOWN: NEW OPPORTUNITIES AND CHALLENGES FOR CITIES- LIVESTREAM
The COVID-19 health and economic crises affect us not only as individuals but also in terms of the places where we live and work and for most of us, those places are cities. The cities where we live, work, shop, study and socialise are likely to be very different as we emerge from COVID lockdowns. How will our cities be different and how will urban life change in the near future? Will we spend more time working from home; will we expect our homes to be designed differently; will we travel around our cities differently? What will happen to the empty spaces that no longer house businesses?
Understanding these challenges but also imagining the new opportunities presented is essential if we are to plan for a prosperous and sustainable future.
SEMINARS AND EVENTS
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Coast Ed Holiday Programs
The Coastal and Marine Research Centre offers an education program CoastEd, which includes a range of hands-on school holiday programs designed to inform and inspire. Run by experts and in conjunction with the City of Gold Coast, the interactive programs are a great way to discover what it’s like to be a marine biologist and help protect the Gold Coast’s beautiful beaches. Find out more information on CoastEd and book here.
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24 Feb 2021
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Graduate certificates to tackle impact of climate change
10 Feb 2021
Rising to the challenge of a rapidly changing environment, Griffith University has developed new...
New funding to make life for aged care residents cooler
11 Nov 2020
Life in aged care could become a whole lot cooler thanks to an innovative new research project led...
Queensland’s electorates with the most to lose
13 Oct 2020
The social and economic performance of Queensland electorates has been indexed by a Griffith...
Research dives deep to understand climate impacts on whales
23 Sep 2020
A world-first research project aims to understand how ocean changes influence the recovery of whale...
Griffith researchers eavesdrop on Humpback whales
18 Sep 2020
For the first time Griffith University researchers will deploy a ‘hi-tech whale phone’ in Gold...
Planning expert says CBD downsizing will have major implications for cities
31 Aug 2020
Dr Tony Matthews says there is building evidence of a mass exodus from commercial office space in...
Climate adaptation scientist wins Young Tall Poppy Award
28 Aug 2020
Griffith University climate change adaptation scientist Dr Johanna Nalau has been recognised at the...
Associate Professor Matthew Burke discusses the need for a light rail system on the Sunshine Coast, while the locals have differing views. Read The ABC News article here. Feb 2021
"Is it time to go regional?" Dr Tony Matthews speaks about the post covid world with Phil Tarrant of Smart Property Investment. Listen here. February 2021
"Why e-bikes can succeed where earlier bike schemes failed" CRI HDR student Madison Bland explains in this Conversation article with fellow student Ben Kaufman and Dr Abraham Leung. Read The Conversation article here. February 2021
Professor Scott Baum writes about 'The gig economy – a shameful failure of the neoliberal project' on Bill Mitchell's Modern Monetary Theory blog. Read here December 2020
Beware new home buyers! Dr Tony Matthews explains how the portrayal of glamourous new housing estates is not all it's cracked up to be. Read more December 2020
Dr Tony Matthews recorded a feature on cities after Covid with ABC RN. It will be broadcast in late-Oct/early-Nov on 'Future Tense'. Listen here November 2020
Dr Johanna Nalau spoke to Canada's Vin Nelson on Multi-hazards: - The State of Adaptation Science in Australia and Beyond. Listen here October 2020
Professor Scott Baum has been busy in the media:
Crowded House or Uncrowded House? Paul Burton weighs up the pros and cons in the Sydney Morning Herald. Sept 2020
Dr Johanna Nalau celebrates her 2020 Queensland Young Tall Poppy Science Award. View here
Paul Burton chats with Jonathan Green from ABC Radio National's Blueprint, about global supply chain interruption caused by panic buying and it's effects during covid-19. Listen here Aug 2020
Paul Burton speaks to Gold Coast Bulletin's Ann Wason-Moore on SEQ's future possibilities and hurdles post covid-19. Listen here Aug 2020
Why are tiny homes growing in popularity? Dr Heather Shearer joins the conversation on ABC Radio Perth. Listen here Jan 2020
Dr Heather Shearer speaks to the pros and cons of living in a 'Tiny House' in this Conversation article. Jan 2020
11TH Annual Australian Network of Structural Health Monitoring (ANSHM) Workshop. This Annual Workshop series has been organised by the Australian Network of Structural Health Monitoring (ANSHM). Griffith University hosted its 11th Workshop to mark the 10th Anniversary of ANSHM. More information here
Associate Professor Cara Beal has published findings from the Remote and Isolated Communities Essential Services Project (RICES). RICES is the first of it's kind in Australia with the project combining smart metering energy and water technology with community-based efficiency strategies to achieve reductions in the water and energy use in remote and isolated communities. More information and final report can be found here. Nov 2019
No congestion-busting benefit from Brisbane's $10 billion toll roads - Associate Professor Matt Burke explains in this Brisbane Times article. Oct 2019'Climigration': when communities must move because of climate change - Dr Tony Matthews discusses what happens when communities have to move due to extreme climate events. Read the full article in The Conversation Sept 2019
Associate Professor Sacha Reid has co-authored with Dr Nicole Johnston (Deakin University) the report 'An Examination of Building Defects in Residential Multi-owned Properties' which was referred to in the ABC four Corners story 'Cracking Up" . Read here. Aug 2019
Dr Tony Matthews talks on Ockhams' Razor, ABC Radio National, as part of the World Science Festival Brisbane 2019. Have a listen to 'Why aren't we living in sustainable cities?'
Dr Johanna Nalau and Maggie Muurmans were recently recognised during the 2019 International Womens Day celebrations for their remarkable work in climate change and nature conservation. Read We are Gold Coast article March 2019
Natural Connectors: Biophilic design takes room - Cheryl Desha et al discuss the importance of biophilic design in all aspects of our lives. Read the article in Modern Green Homes Sanctuary issue. - Dec 2018
Professor Paul Burton discusses the effects of a growing population and the need for expansion of public transport on the Gold Coast. Read ABC article here - Nov 2018
Spills and city deals: what Turnbull's urban policy has achieved, and where to from here - Professor Paul Burton comments on City Deals, how the concept worked and where is it heading. Read The Conversation article here - 27 August 2018
DFAT funding success - Dr Cara Beal is the Principal Investigator of a $1.2M collaborative project awarded by DFAT through the Water for Women Fund.- Aug 2018
Loneliness in cities - Dr Tony Matthews and Cities PhD student, Joanne Dolley, write about 'third places', what they are and how they may be able to help overcome the rising problem of loneliness in the city, something that is commonplace worldwide. See what they have to say in their article in The Conversation - March 2018
Vale Patrick Troy AO - Professor Paul Burton pays tribute to Patrick Troy. Read here - July 2018