Laurel Johnson and Elin Charles-Edwards on ABC radio discussing Brisbane’s demographic changes
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Laurel Johnson and Elin Charles-Edwards on ABC radio discussing Brisbane’s demographic changes

UQ|UP’s Laurel Johnson and Dr Elin Charles-Edwards joined Natalie Rayment and Morgan Randle on Emma Griffith’s ABC radio show FOCUS to engage with Brisbane resident callers and consider the quality of change in this fast growing city. The program is available here. www.abc.net.au/radio/brisbane/programs/focus/focus-on-suburban-development/10520618 Continue reading

Laurel Johnson interviewed by Channel 9 news on Live, Work, Play CityPulse indices
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Laurel Johnson interviewed by Channel 9 news on Live, Work, Play CityPulse indices

UQ|UP’s Laurel Johnson says the Live, Work, Play CityPulse indices are a broad though helpful way to compare the quality of life in key locations in the growing metro region of south east Queensland. Interviewed for Channel 9 news, Laurel said that the key to liveability is access via ‘high frequency, affordable public transport’ across … Continue reading

UQ|UP team in China
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UQ|UP team in China

UQ|UP’s Laurel Johnson attended a selection of Chinese Normal Universities last week to exchange research interests and promote UQ’s urban planning programs. Other UQ|UP members in attendance included Dr Yan Liu and Prof Jonathan Corcoran. UQ|UP continues to attract Chinese students at both undergraduate and graduate levels. The trip included workshops with prospective students. Ms … 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

Student field-trip to Burley-Griffin Building in Ipswich, Qld
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Student field-trip to Burley-Griffin Building in Ipswich, Qld

UQ town planning students visited a Walter Burley-Griffin building that was converted to a theatre. Walter Burley-Griffin and his wife Marion were responsible for designing Australia’s capital city- Canberra. The students toured the ‘backstage’ of the Ipswich Little Theatre and they were briefed on the history, adaptation and current use of the Burley-Griffin building. The … Continue reading

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Radio debate with UQ|UP team: Should we be scared of a Big Australia?

UQ demographer Dr Elin Charles-Edwards and UQ urban planner Laurel Johnson joined a lively panel of four experts to consider the future of south east Queensland in a ‘Big Australia’. Topics included the nature and location of population growth, sharing space, transport, social disadvantage, jobs, decentralisation and others. Listen to the podcast on ABC radio’s … Continue reading