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

The big push for road safety
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The big push for road safety

Community event hosted by Space4cyclingbne When: Sunday 27 August at 2 PM – 4 PM “We are ‘Speaking up for road safety’ and riding for Queensland Road Safety Week. Join us as we once again take a ride through the CBD asking for safe streets for people on bikes. Meet at Kurilpa Point Park under … Continue reading

Confirmation seminar: Urban consolidation in Brisbane and the constraints of property boundaries
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Confirmation seminar: Urban consolidation in Brisbane and the constraints of property boundaries

On 23 August, Rachel Long presented her MPhil confirmation seminar on urban consolidation in Brisbane, and the constraints of property boundaries. All Australian cities have polices of urban consolidation, which aim to confine urban growth to within the existing urban footprint. The practical implementation of urban consolidation is, however, largely constrained by urban morphology – … Continue reading

Community BBQ at the Broadway Hotel
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Community BBQ at the Broadway Hotel

Join the Gabba residents for a community BBQ and discussion about the future of the Broadway Hotel. The Broadway Hotel has been a central institution in the Gabba for nearly 130 years. Majella Property Developers have made an application to redevelop the site, which includes both M9 partial demolition of the Hotel, and the development … Continue reading