New article on ridesharing in Journal of Transport Geography, co-authored by UQ|UP team
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New article on ridesharing in Journal of Transport Geography, co-authored by UQ|UP team

Ridesharing and the tech companies that enable it have become household names. However, as research has focused on users rather than non-users, much less is known about the latter. Understanding the characteristics, behaviours, and motivations of non-users is quite important too, if the planning goal is to shift urban populations from private cars to ridesharing. … Continue reading

A joint PhD scholarship opportunity by UQ and Exeter University
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A joint PhD scholarship opportunity by UQ and Exeter University

We have a PhD scholarship opportunity available to study alongside Dr Sara Alidoust, Professor Jonathan Corcoran, Dr Scott Lieske from the University of Queensland and Professor Victoria Tischler from Exeter University, on a QUEX funded project, ‘Green Spaces for Healthy Ageing’. The project will be the first international comparative study, of Brisbane (Australia) and Exeter (UK), unpacking … Continue reading

UQ|UP team wins AURIN grant to study bikeability in Australian cities
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UQ|UP team wins AURIN grant to study bikeability in Australian cities

Bikeability for Transportation: Tools and Data for Research and Practice. This project will develop a new bikeability assessment tool, making it possible to assess and monitor planning, design, infrastructure and policy interventions over time. Combined with AURIN’s existing walkability tool, objective and accessible bikeability measures will support multi‐modal transportation planning with a strong active transportation … Continue reading

Dorina Pojani on the media talking about flood risk and city planning
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Dorina Pojani on the media talking about flood risk and city planning

Devastating flooding is ongoing across Australia, where an area the size of Alaska with some 10 million people is at risk for excessive rainfall and storminess. The devastating floods come a little over a year after one of Australia’s worst fires seasons on record. From a planning perspective, an obvious suggestion is that housing shouldn’t … Continue reading

Congratulations, Dr Fahimeh Khalaj!
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Congratulations, Dr Fahimeh Khalaj!

Congratulations to Fahimeh Khalaj who just completed her PhD in Planning at UQ. The title of her thesis is ‘Are cities still building highways? A comparison of Australia and Iran‘. A scientific consensus has emerged that the dominant 20th century paradigm of solving transportation congestion problems by building more highways has failed. The legacy of … Continue reading

Research seminar on planning for climate change adaptation
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Research seminar on planning for climate change adaptation

This research was motivated by a concern that existing societal processes may exacerbate a given socio-ecological system’s susceptibility to the adverse consequences of climate change. Yet, such societal processes are simultaneously underrepresented in adaptation research and practice. The research examined how the problem of climate change adaptation is structured within multi-level policy and planning frameworks. … Continue reading

UQ|UP staff interviewed by Contact Magazine on post-Covid urban lifestyles
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UQ|UP staff interviewed by Contact Magazine on post-Covid urban lifestyles

The big question: What does the future hold for urban lifestyles? There is no indication that the ‘pre-COVID-19 normal’ will be returning. So, is the ‘now normal’ going to be the ‘new normal’? And what does this mean for future urban environments? UQ|UP experts, including Drs Thomas Sigler and Dorina Pojani, talk about the future … Continue reading

EDI-C seminar on working parents in academia
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EDI-C seminar on working parents in academia

Successful child raising requires attention, time, effort, energy and goodwill. The responsibility for raising the next generation of citizens is under-valued and falls disproportionately to women. This responsibility impedes women’s progress and success in the workplace, including in universities. This seminar will provide the opportunity to explore how the imbalances inherent in sexist attitudes to … Continue reading

LIPI seminar on gated communities and inequality in Indonesia
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LIPI seminar on gated communities and inequality in Indonesia

LIPI (Indonesian Institute of Science) is the peak organisation for research policy in Indonesia. They have recently started a series of seminars to discuss how cities can be improved to benefit their residents. UQ|UP’s Sonia Roitman has been invited to share research findings on the role of gated communities in reproducing inequalities in Indonesian cities. … Continue reading

Happy IWD!
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Happy IWD!

Wishing all the incredible women at UQ|UP – students and staff – a very happy International Women’s Day 2021. Thank you for all things you do. Shine on… Not just today but everyday! In 2021, let’s all choose to challenge and call out gender bias in the planning profession and inequality in cities. Let’s seek … Continue reading

Dorina Pojani on ABC News talking about public participation in planning
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Dorina Pojani on ABC News talking about public participation in planning

Development applications lodged with Brisbane City Council are being flooded with proforma submissions in a bid to sway the council’s decision to approve or reject applications, but submitters may be wasting their time. Experts say the system isn’t perfect but provides democratic input for residents. Read the full story, including Dorina’s interview: http://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-03-04/development-applications-flooded-with-submissions/13208310 Continue reading

Dorina Pojani on the Sunshine Coast News talking about gentrification
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Dorina Pojani on the Sunshine Coast News talking about gentrification

The Sunshine Coast faces a battle to keep young families and maintain diversity as surging home prices threaten to “gentrify” the region, a national expert warns. Gentrification happens when wealthier people move into a lower-income area, pushing up house prices and often displacing original residents. Interviewed experts, including UQ|UP’s Dorina Pojani, warn the Sunshine Coast … Continue reading

Congratulations to the 2020 Class!
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Congratulations to the 2020 Class!

Face-to-face graduations ceremonies are back at UQ!! Last week we had the graduation of all the Planning Students of the 2020 Class. Congratulations to all! Eight students completed their Doctoral Studies, 32 students completed their Master of Urban and Regional Planning (MURP), two students completed their Graduate Certificates in Urban and Regional Planning, four students … Continue reading

Dorina Pojani on ABC Radio talking about urban trees and walkability
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Dorina Pojani on ABC Radio talking about urban trees and walkability

Why do we need more trees in Brisbane? What’s the connection between trees and urban transport? UQ|UP’s Dorina Pojani was interviewed by Kelly Higgins-Devine at ABC Radio Brisbane to discuss these issues. The interview aired on 4 Feb, at 8.50 am. Listen to the recording of Mornings: http://www.abc.net.au/radio/brisbane/programs/mornings/mornings/13101292 (min. 22). Continue reading