Dorina Pojani quoted on ABC News about planning and climate change
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Dorina Pojani quoted on ABC News about planning and climate change

The Climate Council report has found that Queensland bears the highest cost of climate disasters in Australia. Emily Sakzewski of ABC News interviews local experts on their views on how to future-proof our cities. Read Dorina’s statements here: https://www.abc.net.au/news/2022-11-28/climate-council-report-impact-queensland-east-coast-australia/101695572 Continue reading

Dorina Pojani on the Courier Mail talking about shopping centre revitalisation
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Dorina Pojani on the Courier Mail talking about shopping centre revitalisation

After the floods, Bellbowrie Shopping Plaza could be totally transformed. Brendan O’Malley of the Courier Mail interviewed local experts, including UQ|UP’s Dorina Pojani, to pick their brains. Dorina said that: “Demolishing the building was not a climate-friendly option, while replacing it with housing posed more complications than adaptively reusing the building for a high school … Continue reading

Celebrating World Town Planning Day in Brisbane with PIA’s annual Keeble Lecture
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Celebrating World Town Planning Day in Brisbane with PIA’s annual Keeble Lecture

Almost 200 planners and friends came together on 8 November to celebrate World Town Planning Day in Brisbane with PIA’s annual Keeble Lecture. This year we heard a terrific lecture from historian Dr Margaret Cook, who shared her deep insights about Brisbane river flooding. Dr Cook highlighted the critical role of planners and planning in … Continue reading

Happy World Town Planning Day to the UQ|UP community and beyond!
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Happy World Town Planning Day to the UQ|UP community and beyond!

Today is World Town Planning Day, when planners and communities all over the world come together to celebrate the important role of planning in shaping places, spaces and lives. Good planning improves the lives of people and communities everywhere and every day. UQ|UP joins PIA in proudly to recognising and celebrating the contribution Australia’s planners … Continue reading

New Conversation article on gender mainstreaming in transport, by Dorina Pojani
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New Conversation article on gender mainstreaming in transport, by Dorina Pojani

The federal government’s recent Women’s Budget Statement recognises that “gender inequality is holding Australia back”. It commits the government to “advancing gender equality as a national priority and closing the gender gaps in our community”. The government promises significant investments to support structural changes in favour of women. Key topics include women’s economic equality, safety, … Continue reading

New article in The Fifth Estate on the benefits of urban trees, by Dorina Pojani
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New article in The Fifth Estate on the benefits of urban trees, by Dorina Pojani

Australian planners and city aficionados often joke that, no matter what the problem is, the answer is always “more street trees”. Like most jokes, this is half true. While not a panacea, there are at least nine key reasons street trees can help achieve more than a handful urban planning and public health goals. Read … Continue reading

Sebastien Darchen and Cathryn Chatburn’s team cited for outstanding contributions to student learning in UQ Awards
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Sebastien Darchen and Cathryn Chatburn’s team cited for outstanding contributions to student learning in UQ Awards

Last night, UQ’s Teaching Community gathered to celebrate teaching excellence at the annual UQ Awards for Excellence in Teaching and Learning. We are delighted to announce that UQ|UP’s Sebastien Darchen and Cathryn Chatburn were amongst a team – the Urban Design Challenge team – recognised with a Citation for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning. The … Continue reading

UQ|UP experts have their say on the QLD housing crisis
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UQ|UP experts have their say on the QLD housing crisis

The Queensland Government met with stakeholders at a housing summit in Brisbane to discuss possible solutions to the State’s housing affordability crisis. Members of UQ|UP, including Stephanie Wyeth, Dorina Pojani, Thomas Sigler and Elin Charles-Edwards, have weighed in with what they’d like to see in the plan. Read the UQ Media story: https://stories.uq.edu.au/news/2022/uq-experts-have-say-on-qld-housing-crisis/amp-index.html Continue reading

New article on Iranian land-use planning in JPER by Abolghasem Azhdari and Dorina Pojani
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New article on Iranian land-use planning in JPER by Abolghasem Azhdari and Dorina Pojani

Is the compact city more likely to materialize if development is guided by the “invisible hand” of the market or the government’s “iron fist”? This article explores this question in the context of Shiraz, a medium-sized, medium-density city in south-central Iran. Through a series of longitudinal analyses, we examine the roles of the market and … Continue reading

Dorina Pojani makes Stanford’s World’s Top 2% Researchers list
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Dorina Pojani makes Stanford’s World’s Top 2% Researchers list

The latest release from the Meta-Research Innovation Centre at Stanford University brings good news for UQ|UP. Based on citations, Dorina Pojani ranks among the top 100,000 scientists and the top 150 in the Urban and Regional Planning subfield. Stanford’s citation ranking database is publicly available. It is based on a standardised system for comparing citations … Continue reading

UQ|UP at AILA Festival
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UQ|UP at AILA Festival

On Sunday concluded the 2022 Festival of Landscape Architecture organised by the Australian Institute of Landscape Architecture. This year’s theme was COUNTRY, recognising that it is critical for all involved in shaping urban environments to join with First Nations people to gain a deeper understanding of Country as we prepare our cities for the complex challenges of … Continue reading

Sonia Roitman delivering online public lecture on urban informality in Indonesia
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Sonia Roitman delivering online public lecture on urban informality in Indonesia

Join us for an online public lecture on Friday organised by Rusli Cahyadi from BRIN Indonesia (UQ Graduate). Three researchers will be presenting their work on informal settlements in Pontianak (Yustina Octifanny), Islamic values and urban planning in Banda Aceh (Sylvia Agustina), and the use of public space in kampung in Semarang (Wakhidah Kurniawati). The work is … Continue reading

Dorina Pojani on the Green Urbanist podcast discussing eco-feminism and her book Trophy Cities
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Dorina Pojani on the Green Urbanist podcast discussing eco-feminism and her book Trophy Cities

Ross O’Ceallaigh and Dorina Pojani discuss her new book Trophy Cities, a feminist perspective on new capitals and explore how patriarchal ideology is expressed in urban design, and what a matriarchal or ‘eco-feminist’ approach may be. Have a listen at the Green Urbanist podcast: https://greenurbanistpod.com/episode/54-dr-dorina-pojani-eco-feminist-urbanism Continue reading