New article on public art in Journal of Urban Design by Caroline Milne and Dorina Pojani
Research and Publications

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

Dorina Pojani on the Courier Mail discussing redesign options for the Toombul shopping centre
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Dorina Pojani on the Courier Mail discussing redesign options for the Toombul shopping centre

An airport hotel, a transport-oriented community and a walkable, tree-lined high street-style shopping strip – what should replace Toombul Shopping Centre? Brendan O’Malley from the Courier Mail set out to investigate options by interviewing the local state MP as well as a series of planning and business experts, including UQ|UP’s Dorina Pojani: Dr Pojani questioned … Continue reading

New paper on scooter ridership in Journal of Transport Geography, by UQ|UP team
Research and Publications

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

Welcome Reyad!
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Welcome Reyad!

Our newest PhD student, Md Amjad Hossain Reyad, just joined UQ|UP from Bangladesh. In his research project, he will explore the barriers that women face in the city – under the supervision of Drs Dorina Pojani and Sara Alidoust. Rey will be in Chamberlain – say hi and make him feel welcome. Continue reading

New paper on ‘tree shade inequality’ in Australian Planner, co-authored by Dorina Pojani
Research and Publications

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