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

Sufian Almubarak confirmed as PhD candidate
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Sufian Almubarak confirmed as PhD candidate

Sufian joined UQ|UP from Imam Muhammad bin Saud University, one of the most prestigious universities in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. He has received a full scholarship to study in Australia. His research will focus on car-free lifestyles among residents of sprawling cities in Saudi Arabia and Australia. Sufian is supervised by Drs Dorina Pojani … Continue reading

More housing in flood-prone areas? Dorina Pojani chimes in on ABC News
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More housing in flood-prone areas? Dorina Pojani chimes in on ABC News

A month on from Queensland’s devastating flood disaster, thousands of families are attempting to rebuild as federal government funding for a joint support package remains up in the air. Build back better? Build back faster? Not build at all? Various experts from Queensland universities are interviewed, including UQ|UP’s Dorina Pojani. Watch the full news clip: … Continue reading