Laurel Johnson on ABC Radio discussing perceived over-development in the Sunshine Coast, Queensland
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Laurel Johnson on ABC Radio discussing perceived over-development in the Sunshine Coast, Queensland

UQ|UP member Laurel Johnson was interviewed on ABC radio Sunshine Coast to share her insights into the community’s mobilisation against perceived over-development in that part of the south east Queensland region. Laurel spoke of the significance of a recent rally of 1,000 residents at Coolum. She also spoke about the challenges associated with accommodating 191,600 … Continue reading

Article co-authored by Dr Pojani on sprawl and inequality reviewed in Planning magazine
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Article co-authored by Dr Pojani on sprawl and inequality reviewed in Planning magazine

Written by Prof Reid Ewing, the review appeared in the April 2018 issue of Planning under the column “Research you can use.” Planning is published by the American Planning Association eleven times a year. It reaches thousands of readers — planners and the public alike — covering innovative ideas that reshape communities across America and … Continue reading

New article in Cities coauthored by Dr Dorina Pojani on the links between sprawl, inequality and wellbeing
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New article in Cities coauthored by Dr Dorina Pojani on the links between sprawl, inequality and wellbeing

This study investigates whether income inequality is related to sprawl and wellbeing in American cities. The results do not provide evidence to support the role of income inequality as a mediator of the link between sprawl and well-being. Instead, the results tell a more nuanced story. Specifically, they indicate that consistent with a priori expectations, … Continue reading

Confirmation seminar: Urban consolidation in Brisbane and the constraints of property boundaries
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Confirmation seminar: Urban consolidation in Brisbane and the constraints of property boundaries

On 23 August, Rachel Long presented her MPhil confirmation seminar on urban consolidation in Brisbane, and the constraints of property boundaries. All Australian cities have polices of urban consolidation, which aim to confine urban growth to within the existing urban footprint. The practical implementation of urban consolidation is, however, largely constrained by urban morphology – … Continue reading