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

New article in the International Journal of Architectural Research on urban design of informal settlements, by Dorina Pojani
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New article in the International Journal of Architectural Research on urban design of informal settlements, by Dorina Pojani

While a substantial amount of study of informal settlements has been undertaken, they remain largely unstudied in terms of urban form. The purpose of this article is to set forth a conceptual framework, which considers the context in which informality takes place, the settlement itself, the houses contained therein, the dwellers of those houses and … Continue reading

UQ|UP research on suburban high streets featured in the Brisbane press
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UQ|UP research on suburban high streets featured in the Brisbane press

New research by UQ|UP, by former MURP student Enshan Hooi and Dr Dorina Pojani, studied 10 of Brisbane’s suburbs and how their high streets are designed. The research was featured by Brisbane Times, and Dr Pojani was interviewed by journalist Lucy Stone for the paper. Read the full piece: http://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/national/queensland/walking-through-beauty-how-brisbane-s-high-streets-could-change-the-way-we-live-20190122-p50sy1.html The research was also featured … Continue reading

New article on high street design quality in Journal of Urban Design, co-authored by Dorina Pojani
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New article on high street design quality in Journal of Urban Design, co-authored by Dorina Pojani

If well planned and designed, suburban high streets can fulfil important economic functions and carry social significance, in addition to allowing for the passage of traffic. However, in newer cities which have been built around the automobile, suburban high streets have struggled to attract and retain customers. This study quantitatively assesses the design quality of … Continue reading