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TUD Lab Launch and Inclusive Urbanism

On October 20th I participated in the launch of James Cook University’s new Tropical Urban Design Lab (TUDlab). The launch was both intellectually engaging and great fun. It included keynote..

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The Development Arena. A Poem by Megan Butterworth

This semester I am coordinating a Masters subject titled ‘Contemporary Issues in Development Practice’. As part of this subject, I have asked my students to keep a reflexive diary. Each week..

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Birthday Wishes to Sombath Somphone

Friday February 17, 2017 marked the 65th birthday of Sombath Somphone.  Sombath Somphone is a Lao community development worker and winner of the prestigious Ramon Magsaysay award. Sombath was abducted at..

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Missing Sombath a Test for ASEAN

Nowhere in Asia has seen the formation of stronger regional partnerships than those within ASEAN. In 2015 the institution will attempt to undertake yet another step forward in its impressive..
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Laos Rolls the Dice on Casino Tourism

Pick up any guidebook on Laos and you will likely find colourful descriptions of the country's rich natural beauty, cultural diversity and long Buddhist history. From the smiling monks in..
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