Griffith University on Friday 1 November.
There will be two presentations from Griffith University students. These are students of Professor Catherine Pickering, who gave an excellent presentation earlier in the year as she led a tour of the native species growing in the gardens at Griffith.
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The lecture venue is the usual room, G34_1.05/1.06 and the schedule will be:
1:30pm Attendees start arriving
2:00pm Welcome & Lecture Introduction by Dr Andrew Bode
2:05 pm Presentation by Guest Lecturers
3:00pm Question time
3.15pm Close of lecture
Title: Public Participation in the Digital Age: Social Media Reactions about an Iconic Species.
Miss Chabau-Gibson, a fourth year Urban and Environmental Planning will showcase her research findings into using Twitter to examine people’s attitudes and feelings about Koala’s on the City of Gold Coast, including responses to key news items and initiatives.
Presenter bio – Miss Montannia Chabau-Gibson
Montannia Chabau-Gibson research follows her previous work with co-authors Prof Catherine Pickering’s and Jesse Raneng investigating conservation, planning, and recreation use of natural areas including the Spit, City of Gold Coast. The findings from this research was presented at the 9th International Conference on Monitoring and Management of Visitors in Recreational and Protected Areas in Bordeaux, France.
Title: Using social media to assess spatial and temporal patterns of use: Investigating what makes a cities identity.
Mr Jesse Raneng, will share his investigative research into how social media can assist with learning lessons about managing a city’s identity (in this case, the Gold Coast) and sense of place, when faced with a growing population.
Presenter bio – Mr Jesse Raneng
Creating sustainable spaces inspired Jesse Raneng to study a Bachelor of Urban and Environmental Planning with Honours. With an additional interest in how data can interpret how we use our public spaces, Raneng also enjoyed the chance to work with Professor Catherine Pickering and Montannia Chabau-Gibson on extracting big data from social media to investigate how people value parks and open space at the Gold Coast Spit. These findings were presented at the International Conference on Monitoring and Management of Visitors in Recreational and Protected Areas in Bordeaux, France.