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

New article by UQ|UP team in Journal of Urban Design on how how Middle Eastern women migrants in Australia perceive and experience public space
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New article by UQ|UP team in Journal of Urban Design on how how Middle Eastern women migrants in Australia perceive and experience public space

For Middle Eastern migrants to Australia, the process of acculturation is compounded by Islamophobia, which is on the rise, with many incidents occurring in public spaces and targeting women. Through in-depth interviews, this paper examines how women migrants from the Middle East, especially Muslim ones, are affected. The study finds that Middle Eastern women migrants … Continue reading

Confirmation seminar: Are cities still building highways?
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Confirmation seminar: Are cities still building highways?

Are cities still building highways? A comparison of Brisbane (Australia) and Isfahan (Iran). Fahimeh Khalaj Friday 16 February, 10 am Room 519, Chamberlain building Constructing roads and highways have been used as an effective method in solving transport problems, despite few positive effects these strategies had negatively affect cities, people and environment. This research investigates … Continue reading

New paper on the pedestrianization of city centres by Dorina Pojani published in Journal of Urban Design
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New paper on the pedestrianization of city centres by Dorina Pojani published in Journal of Urban Design

Abstract: Drawing on personal interviews with local planners, this paper examines barriers to the pedestrianization of city centres in two contrasting settings, one in a Global North city (Brisbane, Australia) and the other in a Global South city (Kathmandu, Nepal). These cases are illuminating because Brisbane already contains a popular three-block pedestrian mall in its … Continue reading