Dorina Pojani on 4zzz radio taking about climate sensitive design
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Dorina Pojani on 4zzz radio taking about climate sensitive design

Brisbane City Council’s latest solution to the climate crisis: an incentive to develop sustainable buildings. These climate-sensitive design practices may be the future but at what cost? What climate-burden are these green buildings carrying and are they damaging to the public purse? Dorina Pojani invited by 4zzz reporter Isabella Cheng to provide her expert opinion; … Continue reading

Dorina Pojani on Brisbane Times discussing subtropical urban design in SEQ
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Dorina Pojani on Brisbane Times discussing subtropical urban design in SEQ

If Brisbane is going to survive in increasingly sweltering temperatures, it needs to be compact, green, comfortable to live in and easy to get around. The Queensland capital has a reputation for balmy outdoor living with timber houses, tropical parklands and a lazy river meandering through the suburbs. But simmering humidity in summer months means … Continue reading

UQ|UP research on gentrification featured by Brisbane Times, Sydney Morning Herald, and Urban Developer
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UQ|UP research on gentrification featured by Brisbane Times, Sydney Morning Herald, and Urban Developer

Gentrification has moved from the CBD to the suburbs of Australia’s three largest cities, in a trend researchers say shows the country’s housing system is “broken”. A University of Queensland team mapped urban renewal and population demographics from 2006 to 2016 to see how the process had spread through Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne. UQ urban … Continue reading

Dorina Pojani on The Fifth Estate discussing new development in South Brisbane
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Dorina Pojani on The Fifth Estate discussing new development in South Brisbane

An inner-city suburb on the Brisbane River could be home to the “greenest residential building in the world” with ambitious plans currently under review by the city’s council. Development plans lodged last week by the Aria Property Group propose a 30-storey “vertical forest” and “a beacon for sustainability in South Brisbane”. Dr Dorina Pojani at … Continue reading

Dorina Pojani on the media discussing Covid-19 and transport
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Dorina Pojani on the media discussing Covid-19 and transport

With thousands of people turning to cycling and walking to get around during the pandemic, how long will the change last – forever, or just until “normal life” resumes? Read Dorina Pojani’s interviews on: Brisbane Times: http://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/national/queensland/how-cycling-and-walking-could-change-in-brisbane-post-pandemic-20200514-p54sx8.html iMove: imoveaustralia.com/thoughtpiece/dorina-pojani-covid-19-transport/ Continue reading

Dorina Pojani interviewed by Swedish Network for Feminist Urban Planning
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Dorina Pojani interviewed by Swedish Network for Feminist Urban Planning

The Swedish Network for Feminist Urban Planning was initiated for the purpose of developing the concept and making relevant research more easy to use for practitioners. NFUP newsletters typically include two interviews, one with an academic and one with a practitioner. Dr Pojani gave an interview on women’s safety in public space. Read the interview … Continue reading

Dorina Pojani on ABC Radio Brisbane talking about demographic change in Australian inner cities
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Dorina Pojani on ABC Radio Brisbane talking about demographic change in Australian inner cities

In just ten years, the inner city populations of Australia’s biggest state capitals have boomed. But where is this growth coming from? While Australian inner cities are “youthifying” and somewhat “studentifying”, they aren’t “familifying”. Listen to the full interview on ABC Radio Brisbane, Afternoons program (start at min. 5.40): http://www.abc.net.au/radio/brisbane/programs/afternoons/afternoons/11250630 Continue reading

Dorina Pojani interviewed by Matters Journal on role of technology in the city
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Dorina Pojani interviewed by Matters Journal on role of technology in the city

Matters asked some experts to comment on the scientific accuracy of popular sci-fi narratives. Black Mirror, in particular, has turned casual prophesying of technological dystopia into a mainstream cultural phenomenon. But this ever-present sense of looming dystopia is not always based on a clear or detailed picture of our world. Matters asked a few experts … Continue reading

Musings on cities personified
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Musings on cities personified

Walter Benjamin said that cities are the baton of human imagination. They are probably humans’ ultimate works of art. Cities are also the sites where other forms of art take place and persevere. For instance, the most important museums and galleries are located in cities. Seen from the outside, in a panoramic view, the layout … Continue reading