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Inquiry into the Australian Government’s role in development of cities
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Inquiry into the Australian Government’s role in development of cities

The Federal Government is now conducting an ‘Inquiry into the Australian Government’s role in development of cities’. In recent weeks, members of the Committee on Infrastructure, Transport and Cities conducting the Inquiry have been holding public hearings in major Australian cities, meeting with individuals and organisations that made an effort to participate in the Inquiry. … Continue reading

UQ hosts the 2017 Institute of Australian Geographers (IAG) conference
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UQ hosts the 2017 Institute of Australian Geographers (IAG) conference

This July, nearly 300 geographers and planners came to UQ to attend the 2017 Institute of Australian Geographers (IAG) conference. This year’s conference theme was ‘Geography Counts’, stressing the role of geography in informing policy from a holistic, global perspective. The diversity of keynote speakers reflected the interdisciplinarity of the conference. IAG 2017 Conference Chair was … 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

Australia’s future extreme temperatures and the role of planners
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Australia’s future extreme temperatures and the role of planners

In recent years, Australia has experienced unprecedented heat, including heatwaves and record-breaking hot days, months, seasons and years. Australia has a naturally variable climate, but recent studies show that our recent extremes are already being influenced by climate change. Even if the Paris agreement to limit the global temperature rise to below 2C is met, … Continue reading

Dorina Pojani panelist in forum “How to build neighbourhoods without widening roads”
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Dorina Pojani panelist in forum “How to build neighbourhoods without widening roads”

A community forum called “How to build neighbourhoods without widening roads” was hosted by Amy MacMahon, the Green’s state election candidate for South Brisbane, on Sunday, October 1st, 3:30pm-5pm, East Brisbane Bowls Club. Dr Dorina Pojani was one of the invited panelists. The forum was attended by Jonathan Sri, Councillor for The Gabba Ward.  The main … 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