Congratulations, Dr Laurel Johnson!
News

Congratulations, Dr Laurel Johnson!

On Friday, UQ|UP’s Laurel Johnson will be conferred her PhD degree from The University of Queensland. Heartfelt congratulations to Dr Johnson from the whole UQ|UP community. Laurel is an urban and social planner with over 25 years of experience as a practitioner and an educator/researcher. As well as being a full-time academic at UQ|UP, Laurel … Continue reading

New article on built environment heritage preservation in Journal of Housing and the Built Environment, co-authored by Dorina Pojani
Research and Publications

New article on built environment heritage preservation in Journal of Housing and the Built Environment, co-authored by Dorina Pojani

Set in Brisbane–Australia’s third city—this study solicits the views of residents regarding the preservation of the iconic Queenslander houses (late nineteenth century–early twentieth century). Through in-depth interviews with twenty participants, we sought to determine whether owner-occupiers of Queenslanders value this heritage and why, whether they are engaged in its protection, and if so, what their … Continue reading

UQ|UP research on gentrification featured by Brisbane Times, Sydney Morning Herald, and Urban Developer
News / Opinion

UQ|UP research on gentrification featured by Brisbane Times, Sydney Morning Herald, and Urban Developer

Gentrification has moved from the CBD to the suburbs of Australia’s three largest cities, in a trend researchers say shows the country’s housing system is “broken”. A University of Queensland team mapped urban renewal and population demographics from 2006 to 2016 to see how the process had spread through Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne. UQ urban … Continue reading

Dorina Pojani on The Fifth Estate discussing new development in South Brisbane
Opinion

Dorina Pojani on The Fifth Estate discussing new development in South Brisbane

An inner-city suburb on the Brisbane River could be home to the “greenest residential building in the world” with ambitious plans currently under review by the city’s council. Development plans lodged last week by the Aria Property Group propose a 30-storey “vertical forest” and “a beacon for sustainability in South Brisbane”. Dr Dorina Pojani at … Continue reading

New article on gentrification in Australian Planner, co-authored by Dorina Pojani
Research and Publications

New article on gentrification in Australian Planner, co-authored by Dorina Pojani

This study measures where gentrification has been occurring in the past decade in Australia’s three major cities: Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne. Based on existing theory, an analytical framework is built to locate gentrification, which takes into account various demographic indicators and spatial markers. The findings are quite surprising, and contradict earlier urban geography theories that … Continue reading

New monograph in Progress in Planning on land use and transport policy by UQ|UP and human geography team
Research and Publications

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

Special issue on land-use, mobility, and parking transitions in Land Use Policy, guest-edited by UQ|UP team
News / Research and Publications

Special issue on land-use, mobility, and parking transitions in Land Use Policy, guest-edited by UQ|UP team

Worldwide, urban areas dedicate huge amounts of land to accommodate vehicles, both moving and parked. While parking has its benefits for motorists, it also has deleterious effects on urban liveability and environment. Despite growing interest in parking issues, including the recent publication of Parking: An International Perspective, this remains an under-researched field. Given major research … Continue reading