Confirmation seminar: Transfer of Sustainable Transport Policies within the Commonwealth
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Confirmation seminar: Transfer of Sustainable Transport Policies within the Commonwealth

This thesis will explore transport policy development and transfer processes among the Commonwealth nations. The Commonwealth of Nations is one of the largest groups of nations bound together to achieve common objective of an all-round development. Candidate: Sachin Goel Date: Friday 20 October, 2017 Time: 2:30 pm Location: Room 411, Chamberlain Building Advisory Team: Dorina … Continue reading

Confirmation seminar: Public space privatisation from a Global South perspective
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Confirmation seminar: Public space privatisation from a Global South perspective

Views about the nature of public space and the challenges that it faces are, for the most part, formulated based on studies and observations from the perspective of developed, Western countries, especially the United States and Europe. The present thesis adopts a different vantage point. Public space is analyzed from the lens of Southeast Asian … Continue reading

Forthcoming book on parking by UQ|UP team
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Forthcoming book on parking by UQ|UP team

Parking: An International Perspective (Elsevier, 2020) At first sight, parking may seem like a somewhat ‘pedestrian’ topic (pun intended). However, parking is arguably a key component of urban transport and land use systems worldwide. This book (available in 2020) will include parking case studies from more than 20 countries. They will draw together international best … Continue reading

Dorina Pojani panelist in forum “How to build neighbourhoods without widening roads”
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Dorina Pojani panelist in forum “How to build neighbourhoods without widening roads”

A community forum called “How to build neighbourhoods without widening roads” was hosted by Amy MacMahon, the Green’s state election candidate for South Brisbane, on Sunday, October 1st, 3:30pm-5pm, East Brisbane Bowls Club. Dr Dorina Pojani was one of the invited panelists. The forum was attended by Jonathan Sri, Councillor for The Gabba Ward.  The main … Continue reading

Confirmation seminar: Climate friendly urban design: A comparison between Australia and India
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Confirmation seminar: Climate friendly urban design: A comparison between Australia and India

Urban design is concerned with the arrangement, appearance and function of suburbs, towns and cities. It is both a process and an outcome of creating localities in which people live & engage with each other, and the physical place around them. In the past, the buildings were built in harmony with nature, with an interaction … 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