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Sebastien Darchen

Sebastien Darchen

Senior Lecturer in Planning, The University of Queensland
Dr. Sébastien Darchen joined the School of Earth and Environmental Sciences (University of Queensland) in 2011 after being affiliated with the Faculty of Environmental Studies (York University, Toronto) from 2009 to 2011. Previously, he was a post-doctoral fellow at the Canada Research Chair on the Socio-Organizational Challenges of the Knowledge Economy (Teluq-UQAM, Montreal) from 2007 to 2009.

He currently studies the strategies of urban stakeholders in the provision of the built environment in different regeneration contexts.

Our cities fall short on sustainability, but planning innovations offer local solutions

Dec 16, 2018 10:26 am UTC| Insights & Views Economy

Thirty years after the landmark Brundtland report, the debate on urban sustainability continues. Urban planners are still grappling with the challenges of making our cities sustainable. Urban sustainability is an...

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Economy

Australian bonds climb despite higher-than-expected rise in December employment change; jobless rate cheers investors

Australian government bonds climbed across the curve during Asian trading session Thursday despite a higher-than-expected rise in the countrys employment change for the month of December, while unemployment rate cheered...

U.S. Treasury yields slump on safe-haven demand following concerns over global economic growth

The U.S. Treasury yields slumped during late European session Tuesday after returning from a long weekend, following concerns over global economic growth after the International Monetary Fund (IMF) downgraded estimates for...

UK gilts suffer as November wage growth surges to decade-high; jobless rate surprisingly falls

The United Kingdoms gilts suffered during Tuesdays afternoon session following a decade-high surge in the countrys wage growth for the month of November, while jobless rate decline unexpectedly, from that in...

Australia’s ANZ-Roy Morgan weekly consumer confidence deteriorates on subdued financial conditions  

Australias ANZ-Roy Morgan consumer confidence was down 0.9 percent last week, giving back much of the prior weeks gain. The overall index is still above its starting point for 2019, though it is almost 5 percent lower than...

FxWirePro: Record corporate defaults hit China as economy cools

As the economy cools since last year, China has been hit by record corporate defaults. One of the top three rating agencies, Fitch has been warning on Chinas corporate defaults since last year. As 25 Chinese corporate...

Politics

Donald Trump 2019: POTUS Warns Speaker Nancy Pelosi to 'Be Careful,' Hits 'Disgusting' SF Streets in Another Tweetstorm

The longest government shutdown in the history of the United States continues and so is U.S. President Donald Trumps online rants about House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Democratic lawmakers. The POTUS recently warned Pelosi...

Donald Trump 2019: White House Dismisses Health Concerns Over Blood & Band-Aid on President's Hand

An adhesive bandage covering a dot of blood on U.S. President Donald Trumps right hand earlier this week stirred speculations about his health. But the White House immediately issued a statement telling the public there is...

Melania Trump 2019: FLOTUS Flew to Palm Beach After Donald Trump Canceled Nancy Pelosi’s Afghanistan Visit

Melania Trump has been notably absent in the last few weeks amidst the government shutdown, the longest in U.S. history. But there is precedence to the FLOTUS actions as she behaved similarly last year, although the...

Vladimir Putin Reportedly Backed the Russian’s NRA Infiltration In a Bid to Create Conflicts in the US

Vladimir Putin and his government have repeatedly denied their involvement in the infiltration of the National Rifle Association (NRA) but a U.S. intelligence report showed otherwise. It was said that the Kremlins are...

Donald Trump’s Ratings Plunge as Shutdown Continues; POTUS Reportedly Won’t Negotiate Reopening Government Without Wall Funding

A Rasmussen poll report, on Monday, showed Donald Trumps ratings plunged to its lowest for the past year. A source said the President of the United States is unlikely to negotiate the reopening of the government until his...

Science

Will China's moon landing launch a new space race?

China became the third country to land a probe on the Moon on Jan. 2. But, more importantly, it became the first to do so on the far side of the moon, often called the dark side. The ability to land on the far side of the...

China goes where no one has gone before – the moon's far side

In a spectacular few days for solar system exploration during which NASA whizzed the New Horizons spacecraft past the Kuiper Belt object 2009 MU69 (somewhat controversially nicknamed Ultima Thule) and eased OSIRIS-REx...

Why microbeads are such a threat and why they're so hard to handle

Plastic is everywhere. It is used across a spectrum of applications from durable industrial equipment, household appliances to throw-away single-use items and even the clothes we wear. This wide scope of uses is ascribed...

Microbial aromas might save crops from drought

In her book Silent Spring, Rachel Carson writes: The sense of smell, almost more than any other, has the power to recall memories…. You might wonder how this relates to microorganisms. In fact, they produce most...

A neuroscientist's tips for a new year tuneup for your brain

Unlike the effervescent bubbles that stream to the top of champagne flutes on New Years Eve, what I call brain bubbles are far from celebratory. These bubbles are metaphorical rather than physical, and they distort the...

Technology

‘Kingdom Hearts 3’ Release Date, Latest News: Game Pre-Loading Finally Available on PS4 1 Week Before Official Launch

Gamers with PlayStation 4 consoles may now begin pre-loading Kingdom Hearts 3. This also means that, after waiting for many years, fans are so close to finally seeing the trilogy finale. The official release date for...

iOS 12.1.2 Jailbreak 2019: Apple’s PAC System Successfully Exploited, Researchers Claims

An iOS 12.1.2 jailbreak has reportedly been developed by two researchers who posted their success via Twitter. According to Min Zheng and Xialong Bhai, they managed to exploit Apples security measures through Port-Oriented...

‘GTA 6’ Possible Release Date, Latest News & Update: Studio’s Recent Job Listings Provide Weight to Massive Map Rumors

GTA 6 is not expected to come out anytime soon since Rockstar Games is still developing the title. Right now, the studio is looking to add more experts to their team with an emphasis on facial development tech. Although...

‘Final Fantasy VII: Remake’ Latest News & Update: Jump to Action-RPG Reportedly Caused ‘Increased’ the Amount of Work

A recently translated interview with one of the Final Fantasy VII: Remake developers revealed some interesting details on the development of the upcoming game. The transition to being an action role-playing game has...

'The Last of Us Part II' Latest News & Update: Series Creator Throws Shade at ‘RDR2’

One of the most highly anticipated PlayStation 4 exclusives that fans are dying to play, The Last of Us Part II owes its hype to the excellent quality of the first game. One of the folks behind that title is Bruce Straley...
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