Character Houses versus Urban Consolidation

Balancing the protection of a city’s architectural heritage with the need to create new dwellings – who wins? The Queenslander is the embodiment of Queensland traditional architecture. It evolved over time but these homes are generally made of timber, have large encircling verandas and tin roofs. This unique style was responsive to Queensland’s subtropical climateContinue reading “Character Houses versus Urban Consolidation”

What happened to Brisbane’s green belt?

I was recently undertaking a bit of a literature review about the history of urban consolidation policy in Australia, and I found reference to a proposed green belt around Brisbane/Meanjin. Anyone who lives in Brisbane will know that our sprawling metropolis largely spreads unhindered between the Sunshine Coast and Gold Coast, and west to Ipswich.Continue reading “What happened to Brisbane’s green belt?”

Work published in Land Use Policy and Urban Geography

Work by Rachel Gallagher, Dr Thomas Sigler and Associate Professor Yan Liu has been published in two international journals. Ad hoc redevelopment in inner Brisbane In a recent paper published in Urban Geography we analyse the influence of the underlying urban frame – being the structure of streets and property parcels –on the urban form. Using ArcGIS,Continue reading “Work published in Land Use Policy and Urban Geography”