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Upcoming seminar on automation and active travel by Dr Dominic Stead
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Upcoming seminar on automation and active travel by Dr Dominic Stead

Self-driving vehicles offer new opportunities for door-to-door travel for a wider range of the population than the present, particularly for people without a driving licence like children. The future operating conditions for self-driving vehicles in cities, such as where (and when) they are allowed to travel and how they are connected to other transport modes, … Continue reading

Laurel Johnson on ABC Radio discussing perceived over-development in the Sunshine Coast, Queensland
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Laurel Johnson on ABC Radio discussing perceived over-development in the Sunshine Coast, Queensland

UQ|UP member Laurel Johnson was interviewed on ABC radio Sunshine Coast to share her insights into the community’s mobilisation against perceived over-development in that part of the south east Queensland region. Laurel spoke of the significance of a recent rally of 1,000 residents at Coolum. She also spoke about the challenges associated with accommodating 191,600 … Continue reading

Defending how Adelaide City is defined.
Opinion

Defending how Adelaide City is defined.

Adelaide is one of Australia’s foremost planned cities, and it is typified with a compelling parkland and grid system.  In the innermost part of the city lies the grid-iron layout, and five central parks: Light Square, Whitmore Square, Hurtle Square and Hindmarsh. The city also features a greater parklands system which surrounds the Central Business District on all sides. However, these were not the most impressive aspect of Adelaide’s planning, from my brief research. The city radiates outwards, with the densest buildings located centrally, and there is a gradual decrease in height and density as buildings approach the parklands. This is often referred to as Adelaide’s pyramid planning. Continue reading

New paper in Australian Planner co-authored by Dorina Pojani on living preferences of Asian students in Australia
Research Papers

New paper in Australian Planner co-authored by Dorina Pojani on living preferences of Asian students in Australia

This study investigates changing housing and lifestyle preferences that occur when young people migrate from compact, high-density to low-density, car-oriented environments, through in-depth interviews of East and Southeast Asian university students in Brisbane, Australia. The findings reveal that the majority of international students adapt to their new living environment, and even come to prefer a … Continue reading