Special issue on land-use, mobility, and parking transitions in Land Use Policy, guest-edited by UQ|UP team
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Special issue on land-use, mobility, and parking transitions in Land Use Policy, guest-edited by UQ|UP team

Worldwide, urban areas dedicate huge amounts of land to accommodate vehicles, both moving and parked. While parking has its benefits for motorists, it also has deleterious effects on urban liveability and environment. Despite growing interest in parking issues, including the recent publication of Parking: An International Perspective, this remains an under-researched field. Given major research … Continue reading

Dorina Pojani interviewed by Brisbane Times on passive design features in subtropical climates
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Dorina Pojani interviewed by Brisbane Times on passive design features in subtropical climates

UQ|UP expert Dorina Pojani said with the effects of climate change beginning to be felt, urban planners needed to ensure new buildings could adapt in the most efficient way. Read the full story: http://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/national/queensland/brisbane-needs-breathing-buildings-to-adapt-to-climate-change-20200116-p53s65.html Continue reading

Dorina Pojani on the Courier Mail discussing townhouse development in Brisbane
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Dorina Pojani on the Courier Mail discussing townhouse development in Brisbane

Brisbane residents resist townhouses. There has been an outcry at plans for additional townhouse development in Griffin yet Dr Pojani argues that there ought to be more of this ‘missing middle’ housing typology. Read the full story: http://www.couriermail.com.au/questnews/north-lakes-times/griffin-residents-voice-townhouse-discontent-as-poor-design-chokes-liveability/news-story/ee928e3f13378cf39e41cd880007b130 Continue reading

New article on subtropical urban design in Journal of Environmental Planning and Management, by UQ|UP team
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New article on subtropical urban design in Journal of Environmental Planning and Management, by UQ|UP team

Faced with global warming, Australia aims to wean itself from mechanical approaches to cooling homes. Cities are searching for passive solutions to residential development. These involve the use of porches, basements, natural ventilation, tree shading and the like. In 2016, the Brisbane City Council introduced the New World City Design Guide: Buildings that Breathe (BtB), … Continue reading

New article on planning education in JPER, by Dorina Pojani and Anthony Kimpton
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New article on planning education in JPER, by Dorina Pojani and Anthony Kimpton

This study examines the conceptualizations of planning research by more than 200 Masters students enrolled in planning schools located throughout four continents. The study is set in the context of theories on the two main traditions of planning thought: ‘planning as a social science’ and ‘planning as design’. The findings reveal that planning students typically … Continue reading

Dorina Pojani lectures on gender issues in planning at the University of Catania, Italy
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Dorina Pojani lectures on gender issues in planning at the University of Catania, Italy

On Friday, UQ|UP’s Dorina Pojani gave a guest lecture on gender issues in urban planning at the University of Catania, Italy. The lecture was hosted by Professor Francesco Martinico and attended by upper level architecture students in the Siracusa seat. Founded in 1434, the University of Catania is the oldest in Sicily. Currently, its student … Continue reading