Dorina Pojani on ABC Radio Brisbane talking about demographic change in Australian inner cities
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Dorina Pojani on ABC Radio Brisbane talking about demographic change in Australian inner cities

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): www.abc.net.au/radio/brisbane/programs/afternoons/afternoons/11250630 Continue reading

Dorina Pojani interviewed by Brisbane Times on BCC’s townhouse ban
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Dorina Pojani interviewed by Brisbane Times on BCC’s townhouse ban

A planned ban on townhouse developments in Brisbane’s low-density suburbs, designed to protect the city’s character, could have unintended consequences. Read the full article and Dorina’s interview on Brisbane Times: https://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/national/queensland/doubts-cast-over-brisbane-city-council-s-townhouse-ban-20190704-p5248v.html Continue reading

UQ|UP research on suburban high streets featured in the Brisbane press
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UQ|UP research on suburban high streets featured in the Brisbane press

New research by UQ|UP, by former MURP student Enshan Hooi and Dr Dorina Pojani, studied 10 of Brisbane’s suburbs and how their high streets are designed. The research was featured by Brisbane Times, and Dr Pojani was interviewed by journalist Lucy Stone for the paper. Read the full piece: www.brisbanetimes.com.au/national/queensland/walking-through-beauty-how-brisbane-s-high-streets-could-change-the-way-we-live-20190122-p50sy1.html The research was also featured … Continue reading

New article on high street design quality in Journal of Urban Design, co-authored by Dorina Pojani
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New article on high street design quality in Journal of Urban Design, co-authored by Dorina Pojani

If well planned and designed, suburban high streets can fulfil important economic functions and carry social significance, in addition to allowing for the passage of traffic. However, in newer cities which have been built around the automobile, suburban high streets have struggled to attract and retain customers. This study quantitatively assesses the design quality of … Continue reading

Laurel Johnson and Elin Charles-Edwards on ABC radio discussing Brisbane’s demographic changes
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Laurel Johnson and Elin Charles-Edwards on ABC radio discussing Brisbane’s demographic changes

UQ|UP’s Laurel Johnson and Dr Elin Charles-Edwards joined Natalie Rayment and Morgan Randle on Emma Griffith’s ABC radio show FOCUS to engage with Brisbane resident callers and consider the quality of change in this fast growing city. The program is available here. www.abc.net.au/radio/brisbane/programs/focus/focus-on-suburban-development/10520618 Continue reading