New article on public art in Journal of Urban Design by Caroline Milne and Dorina Pojani
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New article on public art in Journal of Urban Design by Caroline Milne and Dorina Pojani

In public art, the paradigm is shifting from ‘look but don’t touch’ towards interactive displays and creations that involve visitors. Accordingly, this study examined some of the factors that lead audiences to interact and engage with public art. Systematic observations of the ‘users’ of 11 public sculptures were conducted in Brisbane, Australia. The investigation revealed … 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

Place Jam get-together coming up
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Place Jam get-together coming up

Place Jam is an Australasian placemaking peer network, ‘helping make places sticky’ since 2015. Their next get-together is on Thursday 9th September 5.00pm – 8.00pm at Wandering Cooks, 63 Vulture Street, West End, Brisbane Hosted as a collaboration between Urbanistas, PlacemakingX, and Place Jam, this will be the first of a move towards seasonal after … Continue reading

UQ|UP students & staff work with Ethos Urban on Greyfield regeneration plan for Salisbury
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UQ|UP students & staff work with Ethos Urban on Greyfield regeneration plan for Salisbury

Planning students in the 2020 Urban Design Studio coordinated by Dr. Sebastien Darchen developed a regeneration plan for Salisbury, through background research, site investigations and consultation with local residents and business owners. The final report prepared by Mario Shllaku and Julia Randle-Miller at Ethos Urban and UQ|UP’s Dr. Sebastien Darchen is available for download below. … Continue reading

New book chapter on the urban form of informal settlements in the Balkans, by Dorina Pojani
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New book chapter on the urban form of informal settlements in the Balkans, by Dorina Pojani

This chapter analyzes the urban form of informal settlements in the Western Balkans. Informal housing is now a permanent fixture of the urban landscape in this region. Given the widespread and increasing scale of informal settlements, it is important to record their spatial qualities and compare them to informal settlements elsewhere. A five-point framework is … Continue reading

Dorina Pojani delivers plenary speech on TOD design at ISUF2020
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Dorina Pojani delivers plenary speech on TOD design at ISUF2020

ISUF2020 is the annual urban form conference of the International Seminar of Urban Form (www.urbanform.org/). This organisation comprises geographers, architects and historians who study urban morphology. This year’s conference host was the College of Architecture and Planning at the University of Utah. Dorina’s speech was part of the New Voices plennary session, which featured up … Continue reading

Laurel Johnson on The Conversation presenting the Sunshine Coast Design Book
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Laurel Johnson on The Conversation presenting the Sunshine Coast Design Book

The Sunshine Coast design approach is an exemplar of government-initiated, community-led design that reflects local values in ‘good design’ to guide new public and private developments in that fast growing region of Australia. UQ|UP’s Laurel Johnson provided planning advice about design regulation to the Sunshine Coast Council during production of the Sunshine Coast Design Book. … Continue reading