New piece on urban cycling in V, by Tmnit Hailu and Dorina Pojani
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New piece on urban cycling in V, by Tmnit Hailu and Dorina Pojani

What do cyclists want? Former UQ|UP student Tmnit Hailu together with Dorina Pojani argue in The Fifth Estate that cycling must be treated the same as other vital urban infrastructure, such as water, sanitation, and telecommunication. Read the full piece: https://thefifthestate.com.au/columns/spinifex/what-do-cyclists-want/ Continue reading

UQ|UP team on Contact Magazine writing about micromobility and e-scooters
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UQ|UP team on Contact Magazine writing about micromobility and e-scooters

Brisbane faces a variety of mobility challenges and a team of UQ|UP experts (Jonathan Corcoran, Dorina Pojani, Thomas Sigler, Frank Zou) and their colleagues are looking to the potential of micromobility – such as e-scooters and e-bikes – to help alleviate the pressure. Read the full article on UQ’s Contact Magazine: https://stories.uq.edu.au/contact-magazine/2023/why-e-scooters-are-the-public-mobility-glue-for-urban-transport/index.html Continue reading

Dorina Pojani on Streetsblog USA’s podcast Talking Headways
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Dorina Pojani on Streetsblog USA’s podcast Talking Headways

Dorina Pojani joins Jeff Woods to talk about her book, “Planning for Sustainable Transport in Southeast Asia: Policy Transfer, Diffusion, and Mobility.” They chat about how four different Southeast Asian cities are taking transportation ideas from other places and trying to deal with congestion and mobility. Listen to the full interview: https://usa.streetsblog.org/2023/01/26/talking-headways-podcast-policy-transfer-in-southeast-asia/ Continue reading

Dorina Pojani on RGS’s podcast talking about new capitals
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Dorina Pojani on RGS’s podcast talking about new capitals

UQ|UP’s Dorina Pojani is on Ask the Geographer, the podcast of UK’s Royal Geographical Society. She talks about the challenges faced by Nusantara, Indonesia’s new capital city. The episode is titled ‘How ‘not to build a capital’. More more information and to have a listen, check the links below. Webpage: https://www.rgs.org/schools/teaching-resources/how-not-to-build-a-capital-with-dr-pojani-nusantar/ Soundcloud URL: https://soundcloud.com/rgsibg/how-not-to-build-a-capital-with-dr-pojani-nusantara-indonesia 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

Dorina Pojani on the Courier Mail discussing redesign options for the Toombul shopping centre
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Dorina Pojani on the Courier Mail discussing redesign options for the Toombul shopping centre

An airport hotel, a transport-oriented community and a walkable, tree-lined high street-style shopping strip – what should replace Toombul Shopping Centre? Brendan O’Malley from the Courier Mail set out to investigate options by interviewing the local state MP as well as a series of planning and business experts, including UQ|UP’s Dorina Pojani: Dr Pojani questioned … Continue reading

Listen to Dorina Pojani on the Oblique Life podcast talking about mobility in the Global South
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Listen to Dorina Pojani on the Oblique Life podcast talking about mobility in the Global South

Urban mobility must tackle an over-reliance on automobiles, which has led to both sprawl and inequity of access to amenities and opportunities, if it is to re-invent itself. Citizens, particularly in the Global South, are already spending on informal, often unregulated private transport. To learn about this and more, listen to: The Oblique Life Global … Continue reading

Sebastien Darchen on GEMS panel discussing the 2032 Olympic Games in Brisbane
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Sebastien Darchen on GEMS panel discussing the 2032 Olympic Games in Brisbane

GEMS held its first industry event of the year, a panel discussion on the 2032 Brisbane Olympics! Members had the privilege of listening to an engaging and diverse panel including Council Member Jonathan Sri and UQ|UP’s Sebastien Darchen, who provided invaluable insight and greatly contributed to this challenging conversation. The panel discussed topics like the … Continue reading

More housing in flood-prone areas? Dorina Pojani chimes in on ABC News
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More housing in flood-prone areas? Dorina Pojani chimes in on ABC News

A month on from Queensland’s devastating flood disaster, thousands of families are attempting to rebuild as federal government funding for a joint support package remains up in the air. Build back better? Build back faster? Not build at all? Various experts from Queensland universities are interviewed, including UQ|UP’s Dorina Pojani. Watch the full news clip: … Continue reading

Dorina Pojani on ABC Radio Brisbane setting forth her vision for the SEQ Liveability Fund
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Dorina Pojani on ABC Radio Brisbane setting forth her vision for the SEQ Liveability Fund

If you had $285 million to make your neighbourhood more liveable, what would you spend it on? In southeast Queensland’s City Deal, there’s big ticket items – like the $450 million Brisbane Metro Woolloongabba Station or $210 million for affordable housing in Caboolture West. And then there’s $285 million dollars for a “Liveability Fund”. UQ|UP’s … Continue reading

Laurel Johnson on The Guardian advocating for a shakeup of the planning system in the aftermath of Brisbane floods
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Laurel Johnson on The Guardian advocating for a shakeup of the planning system in the aftermath of Brisbane floods

Queensland floods raise questions about the ethical obligation of planners. Laurel Johnson says the planning industry needs to return to its roots of caring for the health and safety of urban residents. Read Laurel’s interview in The Guardian: http://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2022/mar/20/queensland-floods-raise-questions-about-the-ethical-obligation-of-planners-industry-figures-say Continue reading

New ABC article on Indigenous knowledge systems, co-authored by Jim Walker
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New ABC article on Indigenous knowledge systems, co-authored by Jim Walker

Indigenous knowledge systems are vital to the design of solutions to climate change — so why are Indigenous voices so rarely included in deliberations? The limits to meaningful Indigenous presence in climate change response events are more structural than simply the day-to-day politics of exclusion. While there is now a growing chorus of calls by … Continue reading