UQ|UP team on Contact Magazine writing about micromobility and e-scooters
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UQ|UP team on Contact Magazine writing about micromobility and e-scooters

Brisbane faces a variety of mobility challenges and a team of UQ|UP experts (Jonathan Corcoran, Dorina Pojani, Thomas Sigler, Frank Zou) and their colleagues are looking to the potential of micromobility – such as e-scooters and e-bikes – to help alleviate the pressure. Read the full article on UQ’s Contact Magazine: https://stories.uq.edu.au/contact-magazine/2023/why-e-scooters-are-the-public-mobility-glue-for-urban-transport/index.html Continue reading

New Conversation piece on e-scooter travel in Brisbane, by UQ|UP team
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New Conversation piece on e-scooter travel in Brisbane, by UQ|UP team

E-scooters offer commuters and tourists a way to cover shorter distances quickly – and without breaking a sweat. It’s for this reason Australian cities are trialling these schemes as part of broader interest in micromobility – small, light and often electric ways of getting around, such as bikes, e-bikes and e-scooters. But one question previously unanswered is: … Continue reading

New article on public art in Journal of Urban Design by Caroline Milne and Dorina Pojani
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New article on public art in Journal of Urban Design by Caroline Milne and Dorina Pojani

In public art, the paradigm is shifting from ‘look but don’t touch’ towards interactive displays and creations that involve visitors. Accordingly, this study examined some of the factors that lead audiences to interact and engage with public art. Systematic observations of the ‘users’ of 11 public sculptures were conducted in Brisbane, Australia. The investigation revealed … Continue reading

New paper on scooter ridership in Journal of Transport Geography, by UQ|UP team
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New paper on scooter ridership in Journal of Transport Geography, by UQ|UP team

Weather, climate, and daily human mobility patterns are inextricably linked, and so quantifying and examining these patterns is essential for smarter urban policy and design that are tailored to support our daily mobility needs and foreground urban sustainability. This study provides an empirical approach to better understanding the interface between weather, climate, and daily human … Continue reading

New paper on ‘tree shade inequality’ in Australian Planner, co-authored by Dorina Pojani
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New paper on ‘tree shade inequality’ in Australian Planner, co-authored by Dorina Pojani

This pilot study, set in Brisbane, Australia, provides answers to the following research questions: (1) Is there inter- or intra-suburb inequality in street tree provision, in particular along routes that lead to public transport stops? (2) Are further investments in street trees justifiable on heatwave harm reduction alone? The pilot targets three suburbs away from … Continue reading