Dorina Pojani on the Courier Mail talking about shopping centre revitalisation
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Dorina Pojani on the Courier Mail talking about shopping centre revitalisation

After the floods, Bellbowrie Shopping Plaza could be totally transformed. Brendan O’Malley of the Courier Mail interviewed local experts, including UQ|UP’s Dorina Pojani, to pick their brains. Dorina said that: “Demolishing the building was not a climate-friendly option, while replacing it with housing posed more complications than adaptively reusing the building for a high school … Continue reading

Celebrating World Town Planning Day in Brisbane with PIA’s annual Keeble Lecture
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Celebrating World Town Planning Day in Brisbane with PIA’s annual Keeble Lecture

Almost 200 planners and friends came together on 8 November to celebrate World Town Planning Day in Brisbane with PIA’s annual Keeble Lecture. This year we heard a terrific lecture from historian Dr Margaret Cook, who shared her deep insights about Brisbane river flooding. Dr Cook highlighted the critical role of planners and planning in … 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

More housing in flood-prone areas? Dorina Pojani chimes in on ABC News
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More housing in flood-prone areas? Dorina Pojani chimes in on ABC News

A month on from Queensland’s devastating flood disaster, thousands of families are attempting to rebuild as federal government funding for a joint support package remains up in the air. Build back better? Build back faster? Not build at all? Various experts from Queensland universities are interviewed, including UQ|UP’s Dorina Pojani. Watch the full news clip: … Continue reading

Laurel Johnson on The Guardian advocating for a shakeup of the planning system in the aftermath of Brisbane floods
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Laurel Johnson on The Guardian advocating for a shakeup of the planning system in the aftermath of Brisbane floods

Queensland floods raise questions about the ethical obligation of planners. Laurel Johnson says the planning industry needs to return to its roots of caring for the health and safety of urban residents. Read Laurel’s interview in The Guardian: http://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2022/mar/20/queensland-floods-raise-questions-about-the-ethical-obligation-of-planners-industry-figures-say Continue reading