- How cities adapt their urban form to changing conditions such as rapid population growth or decline, natural disasters, deindustrialisation and climate change.
- Using GIS to track changes to urban layouts over time, including city blocks, streets and property parcels.
- How urban policy influences (or fails to influence) desired settlement patterns.
Gallagher, Rachel, Sigler, Thomas & Liu, Yan (2020). Targeted urban consolidation or ad hoc redevelopment? The influence of cadastral structure and change on the urban form of Brisbane, Australia. Urban Geography, 41:2,183-204, DOI: 10.1080/02723638.2019.1663058.
Gallagher, Rachel, Liu, Yan and Sigler, Thomas (2019). Parcel amalgamation as a mechanism for achieving urban consolidation through densification: the fixity of property boundaries over time. Land Use Policy, 89. DOI: 10.1016/j.landusepol.2019.104239.
Gallagher, Rachel (2019). Property boundary change for residential development: a study of Brisbane, Australia. MPhil Thesis, School of Earth and Environmental Sciences, The University of Queensland.
Gallagher, Rachel (2015). ‘Protecting existing uses from urban encroachment’. Local Government Reporter, 14(8), 142.
Gallagher, Rachel (2019). UQ|UP papers on inner Brisbane redevelopment and rezoning published in Urban Geography and Land Use Policy.