Daniel Tealby's winning entry in the World Habitat Day 2013 Photo Competition
Daniel Tealby's winning entry in the World Habitat Day 2013 Photo Competition

The winners of GPEM's World Habitat Day 2013 Photo Competition were announced today.

World Habitat Day, held on the first Monday of October each year, is a chance to reflect on the state of urban settlements in Australia and around the world. The day aims to increase collective awareness of the human habitat and encourage greater responsibility for its sustainable future. 

This year’s theme was ‘Urban Mobility’, because mobility and access to goods and services is essential to the efficient functioning of our cities and towns as they expand. Accessible cities encourage a shift towards more sustainable modes of transportation and draw more and more travelers out of cars and onto trains, buses, bike paths, and sidewalks.

Thank you to all who submitted their photographs to the 2013 competition and congratulations to our winners.

All of the fantastic entries can be viewed outside the Planning Studio, Level 3, Steele Building, UQ St Lucia. The winning entries will also be displayed at The University of Auckland and on the UN-Habitat website.

1ST PRIZE: $100 Co-op Bookshop Voucher, donated by the School of Geography, Planning and Environmental Management
Daniel Tealby “Bridging the Divide”
(Daniel is a final year Bachelor of Regional and Town Planning student)

Bridging the Divide - Daniel Tealby


2nd PRIZE: $25 Co-op Bookshop Voucher, donated by the Co-op Bookshop
Dr Peter Walters “Railway in Bangladesh”
(Peter is Lecturer in Sociology with the School of Social Science)

Railway in Bangladesh


Equal 3rd PRIZE: UQ Sports Kit, donated by UQ Sports
Meegan Hardaker “Urban Mobility in River Cities”
(Meegan is a 2nd year student in the combined programs of Bachelor of Environmental Management and Diploma of Languages)

Urban Mobility in River Cities

Erin Claydon “Morning Commute 2”
(Erin is a member of the public)

Morning Commute 2


The University of Queensland is a member of Habitat Universities (Habitat UNI), an initiative which brings together universities and academic institutions from around the world. These institutions demonstrate a commitment to sustainability in their research and teaching and are willing to collaborate with each other, and with UN-HABITAT, to promote the socially, economically and environmentally sustainable development of towns and cities in accordance with the United Nations’ Millennium Development Goals. Find out more at www.unhabitat.org/hpui

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Last updated: Aug 18, 2015

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