Rachel Gallagher profile
University of Queensland
St Lucia, Queensland

Research Interests

  • 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.

Academic Publications

Rachel Gallagher, Thomas Sigler & Yan Liu (2020) ‘Protect the Brisbane backyard!’ (Except from subdivision for additional house construction), Australian Planner, DOI: 10.1080/07293682.2020.1854800

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 timeLand Use Policy89. 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.

Other Publications

Gallagher, R. & Sigler, T. (2020). Why city policy to ‘protect the Brisbane backyard’ is failing. The Conversation. 10 December.

Gallagher, Rachel (2019). UQ|UP papers on inner Brisbane redevelopment and rezoning published in Urban Geography and Land Use Policy.

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