Australia’s housing crisis is engulfing both renters and owners who are struggling to find homes they can afford. Many are looking to the government to provide relief when the federal budget is handed down this evening. But there are no easy ‘silver bullet’ solutions for housing. This crisis has been decades in the making, and … Continue reading
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Congratulations, Dr Fahimeh Khalaj!
Congratulations to Fahimeh Khalaj who just completed her PhD in Planning at UQ. The title of her thesis is ‘Are cities still building highways? A comparison of Australia and Iran‘. A scientific consensus has emerged that the dominant 20th century paradigm of solving transportation congestion problems by building more highways has failed. The legacy of … Continue reading
New monograph in Progress in Planning on land use and transport policy by UQ|UP and human geography team
Together, globalisation and urbanisation are accelerating the densification of cities while disruptive technologies such as micro-mobility and ride-hailing are transforming urban mobility. Amidst this change, urban planning officials and practitioners typically remain constrained to the same urban footprint, left to grapple with earlier car-oriented development, and yet must accommodate a growing population and variety of … Continue reading
Public forum co-hosted by UQ|UP: Should we replace street parking with bike lanes?
Public Forum Event Saturday 3rd of February 2018, 3-6 pm AHEPA Hall, 126A Boundary St, West End As West End’s population continues to increase, traffic congestion could get out of control. This problem is not unique to West End, and one traffic congestion solution in other cities (e.g. New York, Amsterdam, and Copenhagen) has been replacing on-street … Continue reading