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New article on built environment heritage preservation in Journal of Housing and the Built Environment, co-authored by Dorina Pojani
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New article on built environment heritage preservation in Journal of Housing and the Built Environment, co-authored by Dorina Pojani

Set in Brisbane–Australia’s third city—this study solicits the views of residents regarding the preservation of the iconic Queenslander houses (late nineteenth century–early twentieth century). Through in-depth interviews with twenty participants, we sought to determine whether owner-occupiers of Queenslanders value this heritage and why, whether they are engaged in its protection, and if so, what their … Continue reading

New UN-Habitat Global Lecture on gated communities by Sonia Roitman
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New UN-Habitat Global Lecture on gated communities by Sonia Roitman

UQ|UP’s Sonia Roitman was invited to participate in the UN-Habitat Global Lectures Series. This is a series of 10 lectures from internationally recognised academics. Dr Roitman’s lecture is entitled “Gated Community Development in our Cities“. Over the last 30 years, Gated Communities (GC) have developed worldwide in cities in the Global North and South. The … Continue reading

Laurel Johnson on The Conversation presenting the Sunshine Coast Design Book
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Laurel Johnson on The Conversation presenting the Sunshine Coast Design Book

The Sunshine Coast design approach is an exemplar of government-initiated, community-led design that reflects local values in ‘good design’ to guide new public and private developments in that fast growing region of Australia. UQ|UP’s Laurel Johnson provided planning advice about design regulation to the Sunshine Coast Council during production of the Sunshine Coast Design Book. … Continue reading

Congratulations, Dr Deti Kusmalawati
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Congratulations, Dr Deti Kusmalawati

The PhD degree from The University of Queensland has been confirmed to Deti Kusmalawati. Congratulations, Dr Kusmalawati! Deti’s thesis is on the governance process for the implementation of a land acquisition plan for infrastructure development in Indonesia. She examined the case of the new international airport in Yogyakarta Province. UQ|UP staff Sonia Roitman and Dorina … Continue reading

Upcoming UQ Art Museum event: ‘We Need To Talk About…Architecture and Urbanism in Transition’
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Upcoming UQ Art Museum event: ‘We Need To Talk About…Architecture and Urbanism in Transition’

The quote ‘To speak of cities and present them only as buildings’ by Greek architect and urban planner Constantinos Apostolou Doxiadis (1967) presents a fascinating provocation, as we constantly reconsider the role of buildings and public space. What is the relationship between utopian urbanism and real life cities? And who was Doxiadis? What influence has he had in the … Continue reading

UQ|UP research on gentrification featured by Brisbane Times, Sydney Morning Herald, and Urban Developer
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UQ|UP research on gentrification featured by Brisbane Times, Sydney Morning Herald, and Urban Developer

Gentrification has moved from the CBD to the suburbs of Australia’s three largest cities, in a trend researchers say shows the country’s housing system is “broken”. A University of Queensland team mapped urban renewal and population demographics from 2006 to 2016 to see how the process had spread through Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne. UQ urban … Continue reading

Dorina Pojani on The Fifth Estate discussing new development in South Brisbane
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Dorina Pojani on The Fifth Estate discussing new development in South Brisbane

An inner-city suburb on the Brisbane River could be home to the “greenest residential building in the world” with ambitious plans currently under review by the city’s council. Development plans lodged last week by the Aria Property Group propose a 30-storey “vertical forest” and “a beacon for sustainability in South Brisbane”. Dr Dorina Pojani at … Continue reading