New article in The Fifth Estate on the benefits of urban trees, by Dorina Pojani
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New article in The Fifth Estate on the benefits of urban trees, by Dorina Pojani

Australian planners and city aficionados often joke that, no matter what the problem is, the answer is always “more street trees”. Like most jokes, this is half true. While not a panacea, there are at least nine key reasons street trees can help achieve more than a handful urban planning and public health goals. Read … Continue reading

Dorina Pojani on ABC Radio talking about urban trees and walkability
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Dorina Pojani on ABC Radio talking about urban trees and walkability

Why do we need more trees in Brisbane? What’s the connection between trees and urban transport? UQ|UP’s Dorina Pojani was interviewed by Kelly Higgins-Devine at ABC Radio Brisbane to discuss these issues. The interview aired on 4 Feb, at 8.50 am. Listen to the recording of Mornings: http://www.abc.net.au/radio/brisbane/programs/mornings/mornings/13101292 (min. 22). Continue reading

Australia’s future extreme temperatures and the role of planners
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Australia’s future extreme temperatures and the role of planners

In recent years, Australia has experienced unprecedented heat, including heatwaves and record-breaking hot days, months, seasons and years. Australia has a naturally variable climate, but recent studies show that our recent extremes are already being influenced by climate change. Even if the Paris agreement to limit the global temperature rise to below 2C is met, … Continue reading