Defending how Adelaide City is defined.
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Defending how Adelaide City is defined.

Adelaide is one of Australia’s foremost planned cities, and it is typified with a compelling parkland and grid system.  In the innermost part of the city lies the grid-iron layout, and five central parks: Light Square, Whitmore Square, Hurtle Square and Hindmarsh. The city also features a greater parklands system which surrounds the Central Business District on all sides. However, these were not the most impressive aspect of Adelaide’s planning, from my brief research. The city radiates outwards, with the densest buildings located centrally, and there is a gradual decrease in height and density as buildings approach the parklands. This is often referred to as Adelaide’s pyramid planning. Continue reading

Public seminar: Responsive regulation of urban public spaces and their diverse social uses
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Public seminar: Responsive regulation of urban public spaces and their diverse social uses

In the UK and elsewhere, crime, disorder and (in)security have become organizing objectives of urban governance with distinct implications for the manner in which public spaces are planned, designed and regulated. This presentation seeks to reframe debates about the regulation of public space, conceptualized as ‘mediated conviviality’. This perspective simultaneously decentres crime and (in)security as … Continue reading

New article on informal settlements co-authored by Dr Dorina Pojani
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New article on informal settlements co-authored by Dr Dorina Pojani

‘Urban acupuncture’ to alleviate stress in informal settlements in Mexico Authors: Alejandro Lastra Dorina Pojani Abstract. This paper explores whether smaller-scale physical space interventions (‘urban acupuncture’) have the power to alleviate the stress, social pathologies and political disengagement experienced by the residents of informal settlements. The case study is Tepito, a barrio in Mexico City. … Continue reading

New article on urban design in hybrid regimes by Dorina Pojani
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New article on urban design in hybrid regimes by Dorina Pojani

Title: Cities as story: Redevelopment projects in authoritarian and hybrid regimes Author: Dorina Pojani Abstract: In the past decade, so-called hybrid regimes—authoritarian regimes in the guise of democracy—have emerged in Europe. Similar to the authoritarian or totalitarian regimes of 20th-century Europe, the association between urban design and politics is evident in the capital cities of … Continue reading

Seminar by Scott Lieske: Urban design & results variability in hedonic price modeling
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Seminar by Scott Lieske: Urban design & results variability in hedonic price modeling

Urban design and results variability in hedonic price modeling Thursday 23 November, 2-3 pm Room 320, Steele building Speaker Dr Scott Lieske  Abstract Within the context of Australia’s backlog of transportation infrastructure development, “Value capture is back in fashion, and the calls are growing louder for Australia to tap into these seemingly wonderful revenue streams” … Continue reading