Sofie Pringle

Sofie Pringle
Queensland University of Technology | QUT · School of Urban Development

Doctor of Philosophy


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Sofie Pringle currently works at the School of Urban Development, Queensland University of Technology. Sofie does research on Happiness in cities, Environmental Psychology, Social Science and Qualitative Social Research. Their current project is 'Urban Happiness'.
Additional affiliations
September 2017 - present
Queensland University of Technology
  • Sessional Academic
September 2017 - September 2021
Queensland University of Technology
Field of study
  • Doctor of philosophy
January 2015 - December 2015
Queensland University of Technology
Field of study
  • Masters of Architecture
January 2010 - December 2013
Queensland University of Technology
Field of study
  • Architecture


Publications (6)
Conference Paper
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Cities, towns, streets and urban places are comprised of urban features arranged according to an array of planning rules, economic, political, social and community needs. From a macro scale, they are a patchwork of land uses, roads, and infrastructure integrated, in some ways flawlessly, but at a finer scale the very fabric of this intricate patchw...
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The physical environment of our towns and cities has largely been created in a socio-cultural political process that has been codified in the survey-analysis-plan practices of built environmental professionals and other actors. These processes arose from the political reaction to the 19th Century health and social order crises produced by the overc...
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In this episode of the Smart Community Podcast, I had a brilliant conversation with So e Pringle, a designer with a passion for creating cities and urban places that increase people's happiness and mental well-being. She is currently completing a doctorate in urban planning and design at Queensland University of Technology, focusing on the positive...
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In a world with an increasing urban population, understanding how built environments can facilitate psychological as well as physical well-being is an argument broadly discussed in current literature. “Urban happiness” is a field of research dealing with urban landscapes that foster positive emotions in users and visitors. Understanding the paramet...


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