Integrating taller apartment blocks into low-rise neighbourhoods is a difficult political task for governments around Australia. New South Wales Premier Chris Minns has made clear his intention to build upwards in established suburbs. But with growing resistance from some residents, finding the right balance could be tricky. Listen to this ABC Radio segment featuring:
On summer days, walking under the hot Brisbane sun, we are all desperate to find shade, and in some suburbs, not much shade is available. At UQ|UP, we have been researching tree shade inequalities in Brisbane, and Dorina Pojani was invited by ABC Radio to share the findings. Listen to the full interview on ABC …
Why do we need more trees in Brisbane? What’s the connection between trees and urban transport? UQ|UP’s Dorina Pojani was interviewed by Kelly Higgins-Devine at ABC Radio Brisbane to discuss these issues. The interview aired on 4 Feb, at 8.50 am. Listen to the recording of Mornings: http://www.abc.net.au/radio/brisbane/programs/mornings/mornings/13101292 (min. 22).
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