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