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Neil Sipe and Dorina Pojani on the Wire talking about Uber vs the taxi industry
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Neil Sipe and Dorina Pojani on the Wire talking about Uber vs the taxi industry

Major Australian law firm Maurice Blackburn is leading a class-action lawsuit against Uber for their disruption of the taxi industry. Blackburn, backed by thousands of taxi drivers, licence owners, and public transport officials, is suing Uber on the basis that their operations in 2014 were undertaken outside the law, which led to the taxi industry … Continue reading

Conversation article on planning innovations, by  Sebastien Darchen and Glen Searle
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Conversation article on planning innovations, by Sebastien Darchen and Glen Searle

Has the concept of urban sustainability made a difference in planning practice? The answer is yes. This article presents the benefits of local planning innovations to solve sustainability challenges for Australian cities. Read the full article on The Conversation page: theconversation.com/our-cities-fall-short-on-sustainability-but-planning-innovations-offer-local-solutions-107091. The concept of planning innovations is further developed in a recent book by the … Continue reading

Musings on cities personified
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Musings on cities personified

Walter Benjamin said that cities are the baton of human imagination. They are probably humans’ ultimate works of art. Cities are also the sites where other forms of art take place and persevere. For instance, the most important museums and galleries are located in cities. Seen from the outside, in a panoramic view, the layout … Continue reading

Confirmation seminar on metropolitan strategic planning by Jeffrey Humphreys
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Confirmation seminar on metropolitan strategic planning by Jeffrey Humphreys

This research is focused on the intersection of four factors that critically influence the urban structure of the four large Australian metropolitan regions: population growth, the emerging geography of jobs, options for housing and transport infrastructure investment. How can these issues be meaningfully investigated? The research explores the utility of the Strategic Choice Approach in … Continue reading

Laurel Johnson on ABC Radio sharing views on Planning and Environment Court Decision in Gold Coast
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Laurel Johnson on ABC Radio sharing views on Planning and Environment Court Decision in Gold Coast

UQ|UP’s Laurel Johnson was interviewed on ABC radio Gold Coast today to share her view on a recent decision of the Planning and Environment Court to reject an application for a high rise development at Greenmount Beach on the Gold Coast. The proposed development was well outside of the height limits and car parking provisions … Continue reading