Dorina Pojani on the Sunshine Coast News talking about gentrification
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Dorina Pojani on the Sunshine Coast News talking about gentrification

The Sunshine Coast faces a battle to keep young families and maintain diversity as surging home prices threaten to “gentrify” the region, a national expert warns. Gentrification happens when wealthier people move into a lower-income area, pushing up house prices and often displacing original residents. Interviewed experts, including UQ|UP’s Dorina Pojani, warn the Sunshine Coast … Continue reading

Dorina Pojani on ABC Radio talking about urban trees and walkability
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Dorina Pojani on ABC Radio talking about urban trees and walkability

Why do we need more trees in Brisbane? What’s the connection between trees and urban transport? UQ|UP’s Dorina Pojani was interviewed by Kelly Higgins-Devine at ABC Radio Brisbane to discuss these issues. The interview aired on 4 Feb, at 8.50 am. Listen to the recording of Mornings: http://www.abc.net.au/radio/brisbane/programs/mornings/mornings/13101292 (min. 22). Continue reading

SI on transport & gender in TR-A, guest edited by Dorina Pojani
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SI on transport & gender in TR-A, guest edited by Dorina Pojani

A Special Issue on transport, gender, & culture, guest-edited by Dorina Pojani (UQ|UP), Lake Sagaris (Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile), & Enrica Papa (University of Westminster), has just been published in Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice. The authors for this special issue have been motivated to explore gender and mobility issues by both … Continue reading

New book chapter on the urban form of informal settlements in the Balkans, by Dorina Pojani
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New book chapter on the urban form of informal settlements in the Balkans, by Dorina Pojani

This chapter analyzes the urban form of informal settlements in the Western Balkans. Informal housing is now a permanent fixture of the urban landscape in this region. Given the widespread and increasing scale of informal settlements, it is important to record their spatial qualities and compare them to informal settlements elsewhere. A five-point framework is … Continue reading

UQ|UP staff rake up SEES & Faculty Teaching & Learning awards in 2020
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UQ|UP staff rake up SEES & Faculty Teaching & Learning awards in 2020

Congratulations everyone! Very proud to have such a dedicated urban planning team at UQ who delivered teaching excellence during a most unusual and difficult year. Faculty of Science Award for Excellence in Teaching & Learning – Recognises and rewards individuals and small teams who make a significant contribution to the outstanding Teaching & Learning achievements … Continue reading

New article on informal settlements in JCCEE, by Dorina Pojani
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New article on informal settlements in JCCEE, by Dorina Pojani

This article analyzes media representations of squatters and their settlements in five case studies in the Western Balkans: the capitals of Albania, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Kosovo, Northern Macedonia, and Serbia, drawing on a database of 300 newspaper articles, dating from 1990 to 2015. The analysis reveals eight themes. The press has: (1) questioned the state’s legitimacy to … Continue reading