New monograph in Progress in Planning on land use and transport policy by UQ|UP and human geography team
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New monograph in Progress in Planning on land use and transport policy by UQ|UP and human geography team

Together, globalisation and urbanisation are accelerating the densification of cities while disruptive technologies such as micro-mobility and ride-hailing are transforming urban mobility. Amidst this change, urban planning officials and practitioners typically remain constrained to the same urban footprint, left to grapple with earlier car-oriented development, and yet must accommodate a growing population and variety of … Continue reading

New article on highway removal in Transport Reviews, by UQ|UP team
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New article on highway removal in Transport Reviews, by UQ|UP team

A scientific consensus has recently emerged suggesting that the dominant 20th century paradigm of solving transportation congestion problems by building more freeways failed. The legacy of the freeway construction era is clearly visible in polluted and congested cities worldwide. To battle these ills, planning academics have been promoting more sustainable built form aligned with dedicated … Continue reading

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

New book on parking by UQ|UP team – now available to pre-order from Elsevier
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New book on parking by UQ|UP team – now available to pre-order from Elsevier

Most parking research to date has been conducted in Western countries. Parking: An International Perspective is different. Taking a planetary view of urbanism, this book examines parking policies in 12 cities on five continents: Auckland, Bangkok, Doha, Los Angeles, Melbourne, Nairobi, Rotterdam, Santiago, Sao Paulo, Shenzhen, Singapore, and Tokyo. Chapters are similarly structured, and contain … 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

UQ|UP team in China
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UQ|UP team in China

UQ|UP’s Laurel Johnson attended a selection of Chinese Normal Universities last week to exchange research interests and promote UQ’s urban planning programs. Other UQ|UP members in attendance included Dr Yan Liu and Prof Jonathan Corcoran. UQ|UP continues to attract Chinese students at both undergraduate and graduate levels. The trip included workshops with prospective students. Ms … Continue reading