PhD student Annie McCabbe’s research on community renewable energy featured on UQ News
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PhD student Annie McCabbe’s research on community renewable energy featured on UQ News

UQ School of Earth and Environmental Sciences PhD research by Annie McCabe has revealed that community renewable energy – community energy – is a new, but growing movement in Australia, in which community organisations could help economically disadvantaged households gain more equitable access to renewable energy. The study, co-authored by UQ’s Dr Pojani and University … Continue reading

Lean and inequitable funding for planning research in Australia
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Lean and inequitable funding for planning research in Australia

New article in The Conversation by UQ|UP team: Australian cities are crying out for better planning, but the research funding is missing Authors Dorina Pojani Jaime Olvera-Garcia Jason Byrne Neil Sipe Read the full article in The Conversation. Excerpt The Australian Research Council (ARC) provided only A$31.7 million for 91 urban and regional planning research … Continue reading

New paper on residential mobility in Australia and the United States coauthored by Dr Aude Bernard
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New paper on residential mobility in Australia and the United States coauthored by Dr Aude Bernard

Abstract Background: Levels of internal migration vary significantly between countries. Australia and the United States consistently record among the highest levels of migration anywhere in the world. Very little is known, however, about the factors underlying mobility differentials. We argue that this is because existing evidence is almost exclusively based on period measures applied to cross-sectional … Continue reading

New article on community energy by Annie McCabe and Dr Dorina Pojani
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New article on community energy by Annie McCabe and Dr Dorina Pojani

Social housing and renewable energy: Community energy in a supporting role Annie McCabe Dorina Pojani Anthony Broese van Groenou Abstract. The development of renewable energy offers potential for achieving distributive justice. Individuals and communities have emerged as a major force in shaping just energy transitions. This brief perspective piece provides an introductory exploration of the … Continue reading

New article on TOD co-authored by Dr Dorina Pojani
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New article on TOD co-authored by Dr Dorina Pojani

Is transit-oriented development (TOD) an internationally transferable policy concept? Regional Studies Many cities and regions have embraced the concept of transit-oriented development (TOD). This paper explores how transfer of TOD as a policy concept impacts its implementation in the Netherlands. The study determined international policy ideas and tools that have contributed to implementation and tested … Continue reading

New article on informal settlements co-authored by Dr Dorina Pojani
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New article on informal settlements co-authored by Dr Dorina Pojani

‘Urban acupuncture’ to alleviate stress in informal settlements in Mexico Authors: Alejandro Lastra Dorina Pojani Abstract. This paper explores whether smaller-scale physical space interventions (‘urban acupuncture’) have the power to alleviate the stress, social pathologies and political disengagement experienced by the residents of informal settlements. The case study is Tepito, a barrio in Mexico City. … Continue reading

New article in The Conversation by UQ|UP team
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New article in The Conversation by UQ|UP team

Australian cities are far from being meccas for walking and cycling Australian city planners are seeking ways to make cities better for walking and cycling. Walkability and cyclability are attractive and “green” urban amenities. They reduce pollution and improve health. They are also economic assets. In developing countries, active transport is key to improving accessibility … Continue reading

Conversation article by A/Prof Yan Liu and Dr. Sebastien Darchen
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Conversation article by A/Prof Yan Liu and Dr. Sebastien Darchen

Associate Professor (UQ), Dr. Mateo-Babiano (UMelbourne) and Dr. Sebastien Darchen explain about the possibilities of 3D modelling and simulation for Planning practice and planning education. The article titled “How virtual 3D modelling and simulation can help us create better cities” has been published in the Conversation. Full article here   Continue reading

New article on bikesharing in The Conversation by UQ|UP team
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New article on bikesharing in The Conversation by UQ|UP team

A new article on the success determinants of bikesharing schemes by UQ|UP team members Dorina Pojani and Jonathan Corcoran and colleagues from the University of Melbourne was just published in The Conversation. Read the original article, a version republished by SBS News, or a YouTube visualization prepared by South Africa News. Join the discussion at … Continue reading

New article by UQ|UP team on the application of renewable energy to social housing
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New article by UQ|UP team on the application of renewable energy to social housing

A new systematic literature review by PhD student Annie McCabe and her advisor, Dr Dorina Pojani, on the application of renewable energy to social housing was just published in Energy Policy. Download the full text. Abstract. Low-income housing associations provide a unique opportunity for renewable energy installations, through potential scale of implementation sites, and in … Continue reading

Adaptive re-use is helping to change the way we think about how we can remake urban spaces
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Adaptive re-use is helping to change the way we think about how we can remake urban spaces

Research by Dr. Sebastien Darchen initially published in Urban Studies is included in the LSE US CENTRE BLOG Facing increasing population pressures, many US urban centers are turning to novel methods, such as adaptive re-use, in order to encourage more intense land use. Sébastien Darchen writes that while adaptive re-use is often employed as a regeneration … Continue reading

New article on urban design in hybrid regimes by Dorina Pojani
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New article on urban design in hybrid regimes by Dorina Pojani

Title: Cities as story: Redevelopment projects in authoritarian and hybrid regimes Author: Dorina Pojani Abstract: In the past decade, so-called hybrid regimes—authoritarian regimes in the guise of democracy—have emerged in Europe. Similar to the authoritarian or totalitarian regimes of 20th-century Europe, the association between urban design and politics is evident in the capital cities of … Continue reading

New article on city representations in movies and TV in The Conversation by UQ|UP team
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New article on city representations in movies and TV in The Conversation by UQ|UP team

The way cities are portrayed reveals and shapes public perceptions of the city. For young people, in particular, the media inform and disseminate the most elemental images of the city and the society that inhabits it. The media can be an important didactic tool – often the only one available to much of the population. … Continue reading

UQ|UP team at ANZAPS conference in Hobart
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UQ|UP team at ANZAPS conference in Hobart

The Australia and New Zealand Association of Planning Schools (ANZAPS) is a scholarly society formed by the urban planning schools and programs at Australian universities (including UQ) and New Zealand universities, as well as planning educators and individuals concerned with urban and regional planning education and research. ANZAPS is recognised as representing the planning schools … Continue reading

Underground in Brisvegas: can an electronic dance music artist thrive outside the city?
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Underground in Brisvegas: can an electronic dance music artist thrive outside the city?

Dr. Sebastien Darchen published an article in the Conversation on the electronic dance music scene in Brisbane. Full article in the Conversation here:  https://theconversation.com/underground-in-brisvegas-can-an-electronic-dance-music-artist-thrive-outside-the-city-84705 Electronic dance music (EDM) is an increasingly popular music genre. Electronic music can be defined as a sound dominated by electronic instruments and digitally generated sounds and also by digital samples … Continue reading

Forthcoming book on parking by UQ|UP team
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Forthcoming book on parking by UQ|UP team

Parking: An International Perspective (Elsevier, 2020) At first sight, parking may seem like a somewhat ‘pedestrian’ topic (pun intended). However, parking is arguably a key component of urban transport and land use systems worldwide. This book (available in 2020) will include parking case studies from more than 20 countries. They will draw together international best … Continue reading

New book chapter on mobilities and the child-friendly city by Laurel Johnson
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New book chapter on mobilities and the child-friendly city by Laurel Johnson

Dialogues in Urban and Regional Planning 6 | The Right to the City Edited by Christopher Silver, Robert Freestone, Christophe Demaziere Chapter 9: “Putting Children in the Place on Public Transit: Managing Mobilities in the Child-Friendly City” by Deanna Grant-Smith, Peter Edwards and Laurel Johnson The Dialogues in Urban and Regional Planning series offers a … Continue reading

New paper on the pedestrianization of city centres by Dorina Pojani published in Journal of Urban Design
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New paper on the pedestrianization of city centres by Dorina Pojani published in Journal of Urban Design

Abstract: Drawing on personal interviews with local planners, this paper examines barriers to the pedestrianization of city centres in two contrasting settings, one in a Global North city (Brisbane, Australia) and the other in a Global South city (Kathmandu, Nepal). These cases are illuminating because Brisbane already contains a popular three-block pedestrian mall in its … Continue reading

New paper on transport poverty by Dorina Pojani published in Gender, Place, and Culture
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New paper on transport poverty by Dorina Pojani published in Gender, Place, and Culture

Abstract: Tirana, the Balkan capital examined in this study, displays patterns of gendered job search behavior and access, which are unique within contemporary Europe and even within post-socialist Central and Eastern Europe. Here, it is a rather spatially constricted job search range rather than transport poverty that prevents women living in first-ring suburbs from attaining … Continue reading

Computers in Urban Planning and Urban Management Conference
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Computers in Urban Planning and Urban Management Conference

The 15th International Conference on Computers in Urban Planning and Urban Management (CUPUM) was hosted by the School of Art, Architecture and Design at the University of South Australia in Adelaide on July 11-14. The theme of CUPUM is using technology for better urban planning and management. Keynote sessions and paper presentations at this conference … Continue reading

Urban food systems: a renewed role for local governments in Australia
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Urban food systems: a renewed role for local governments in Australia

Sonia Roitman and colleagues from the Global Change Institute (Grace Muriuki and Karen Hussey) and the School of Public Health (Lisa Schubert) recently published a working paper on ‘Urban food systems’ emphasising the importance of food security in the planning agenda of local governments. Urban Food Systems in Australian Cities_Background-compile Continue reading