Australian Centre for Cultural Environmental Research (AUSCCER)

Australian Centre for Cultural Environmental Research (AUSCCER)

Smart cities at the crossroads

Pauline McGuirk - Smart cities at the crossroads in UOW’s The Stand
Photo: Aristo Risi

Are smart cities another fad that benefits only big tech companies, or can the power of citizen sensing help make life better for all who call the city home? Find out more of Professor Pauline McGuirk's research in the UOW’s The Stand article: ‘Smart cities at the crossroads’.

Chris Gibson elected Fellow of the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia

>Chris Gibson’ election as an ASSA Fellow

Professor Chris Gibson has been elected as a Fellow of the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia (ASSA), in recognition of his distinguished contribution to society and to the discipline of geography. The Fellowship is one of the highest honours an Australian social scientist can receive, with 46 Fellows elected to the Academy this year. Professor Gibson’s election makes it two in a row for UOW’s School of Geography and Sustainable Communitie and AUSCCER, after fellow geographer Professor Pauline McGuirk was elected a Fellow last year. Read more about Chris Gibson’ election as an ASSA Fellow.

Australia’s Karenni refugees cultivate community through Wollongong farming initiative

Ananth Gopal’s research featured in UOW’s The Stand

Ananth Gopal’s PhD research featured on ABC’s ‘Landline’

As a guest reporter, Ananth helped produce the episode that explores urban farming through the examples of Green Connect’s Urban Farm in Warrawong and the Karenni refugees. Watch the full report on ‘Karenni Farmers: Small farms on urban wasteland helping refugees’ or read about it via the ABC News article, ‘Australia’s Karenni refugees cultivate community through Wollongong farming initiative’.

You can also find out more be reading about Ananth’s research featured in UOW’s The Stand.

Timbers with a sustainable timbre

Exploring sustainable guitar making practices in UOW’s The Stand
Photo: Paul Jones

Read about Dr Andrew Warren and Prof Chris Gibson’s research exploring sustainable guitar making practices in UOW’s The Stand. Great videos that go along with the story are at Part 1 and Part 2.

The future of housing: families in apartments

Sophie-May’s research about families in apartments (in UOW’s The Stand)
Photo: Paul Jones

PhD researcher Sophie-May Kerr is looking at how more families are choosing to live in units, rather than pursue the dream of owning a house.

Read the article on Sophie-May’s research about families in apartments (in UOW’s The Stand).

Associate Professor Adams wins prestigious Calibre Essay Prize

Read more about the Calibre Essay Prize being awarded to Associate Professor Adams

Associate Professor of Human Geography, Michael Adams has been awarded the prestigious Australian Book Review’s Calibre Essay Prize for his essay ‘Salt Blood’, a deep dive into the ancient practise of freediving.

Read more about the Calibre Essay Prize being awarded to Associate Professor Adams

Listen to Michael’s interview on the ABC radio with Richard Fidler about his Essay and how freedriving helped him understand his father’s suicide.

Discover Social Sciences Human Geography

Discover Social Sciences Human Geography

In this video Dr Nick Gill and Professor Noel Castree explain the benefits of studying Human Geography in the Bachelor of Social Science at UOW.

Discover Social Sciences Human Geography

Other Current Research Projects

Further information on current School of Geography and Sustainable Communities research projects is available at Social Sciences Research.

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