Broad media coverage of Dorina Pojani’s research on transport symbolism
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Broad media coverage of Dorina Pojani’s research on transport symbolism

Taking public transport can be a source of pride or a source of shame, according to our research. Read the media coverage: ABC Radio National: www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/lifematters/cultural-barriers-to-transport-change/11107774 The Age: www.theage.com.au/national/queensland/social-stigma-a-barrier-to-public-transport-use-study-finds-20190508-p51lcf.html Brisbane Times: www.brisbanetimes.com.au/national/queensland/social-stigma-a-barrier-to-public-transport-use-study-finds-20190508-p51lcf.html ABC Radio Melbourne: www.abc.net.au/radio/melbourne/programs/afternoons/afternoons/11065104 (~20 min in) ABC Radio Brisbane: www.abc.net.au/radio/brisbane/programs/afternoons/afternoons/11085694 (~1 hour, 18 min in) Outlook India: www.outlookindia.com/newsscroll/indians-chinese-reluctant-to-use-public-transport-study/1531044 Continue reading

New paper on cycling in New York in Journal of Transport Geography, by UQ|UP team
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New paper on cycling in New York in Journal of Transport Geography, by UQ|UP team

This study maps and models the effect of weather on cycling in New York whilst controlling for several built and natural environment characteristics and temporal factors. To this end, we draw on 12 months of disaggregate trip data from the Citibike public bicycle sharing scheme (PBSP) in New York, currently the largest public bicycle sharing system … Continue reading

New article on public transport symbolism in Journal of Transport Geography, co-authored by Dorina Pojani
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New article on public transport symbolism in Journal of Transport Geography, co-authored by Dorina Pojani

The use of different forms of public transport connotes different symbolic meanings across national cultures. This has relevance when encouraging the uptake of public transport in Asia’s megacities such as Beijing or Chennai, where rapid deterioration in air quality has been partly attributed to a rapid increase in private motorised transport ownership and usage. Yet … Continue reading

Call for papers: Special Issue in TR-A on transport and gender (Dorina Pojani, guest editor)
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Call for papers: Special Issue in TR-A on transport and gender (Dorina Pojani, guest editor)

Special Issue: Transportation Research: Part A (TR-A) Transport, Gender, Culture Research on gender issues in urban transportation planning is paramount because more than half of the world’s population now lives in cities, women make up half of the general population, and gender crosscuts all other ‘vulnerable group’ considerations. Issues of transport equity, inclusion, and justice … Continue reading

OOPS presents: Women in Planning 2019
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OOPS presents: Women in Planning 2019

Forty UQ|UP students and staff joined the Organisation of Planning Students (OOPS) for a night of insight into the various roles women play in planning and its related industries. Across the built environment industry, women play a vital role in our planning system. This evening involved speakers discussing personal career journeys and development, as well … Continue reading