UQ|UP research on gentrification featured by Brisbane Times, Sydney Morning Herald, and Urban Developer
News / Opinion

UQ|UP research on gentrification featured by Brisbane Times, Sydney Morning Herald, and Urban Developer

Gentrification has moved from the CBD to the suburbs of Australia’s three largest cities, in a trend researchers say shows the country’s housing system is “broken”. A University of Queensland team mapped urban renewal and population demographics from 2006 to 2016 to see how the process had spread through Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne. UQ urban … Continue reading

New article on gentrification in Australian Planner, co-authored by Dorina Pojani
Research and Publications

New article on gentrification in Australian Planner, co-authored by Dorina Pojani

This study measures where gentrification has been occurring in the past decade in Australia’s three major cities: Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne. Based on existing theory, an analytical framework is built to locate gentrification, which takes into account various demographic indicators and spatial markers. The findings are quite surprising, and contradict earlier urban geography theories that … Continue reading

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

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 Conversation article on parking and liveability, by UQ|UP team
Research and Publications

New Conversation article on parking and liveability, by UQ|UP team

While car parking was a non-negotiable amenity for baby boomers, it is an eyesore to millennials and the up-and-coming iGen. Newer generations want more city and fewer cars. Globally, scrapping car parking is the latest trend in urban planning. What can our cities do about sprawl, congestion and pollution? Tip: scrap car parking | Neil … Continue reading

Dorina Pojani on ABC Radio Brisbane talking about demographic change in Australian inner cities
Opinion

Dorina Pojani on ABC Radio Brisbane talking about demographic change in Australian inner cities

In just ten years, the inner city populations of Australia’s biggest state capitals have boomed. But where is this growth coming from? While Australian inner cities are “youthifying” and somewhat “studentifying”, they aren’t “familifying”. Listen to the full interview on ABC Radio Brisbane, Afternoons program (start at min. 5.40): http://www.abc.net.au/radio/brisbane/programs/afternoons/afternoons/11250630 Continue reading

New Conversation article by Dorina Pojani and Jonathan Corcoran on dockless bikesharing
Research and Publications

New Conversation article by Dorina Pojani and Jonathan Corcoran on dockless bikesharing

The yellow oBikes are set to leave Melbourne, with the Singaporean company reportedly breaking the news to Melbourne City Council on Tuesday morning. The decision came around two weeks after the Environmental Protection Authority issued new rules and fines around stranded bikes. But while oBike crashed quickly (less than a year into its operation), this … Continue reading