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Reclaiming lost ground: Transitions of mobility and parking

  • 4 Oct 2022
  • 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Gregory Place, Level 1/28 Fortescue St, Spring Hill and via Zoom


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RGSQ Lecture Series

RGSQ recommends that all attendees at this event be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or exempt.

Presenters: Professor Jonathan Corcoran and Dr Iraphne Childs

 Solving the inner-city street parking problem in Christchurch, New Zeeland. Courtesy of Dr Lihong Zhang [UQ]

Substantial amounts of land in metropolitan areas are dedicated to accommodate motor vehicles. In high-demand urban areas, parking spaces often cost more than the motor vehicle itself. With new transitions and trends in land use and transport, including car-sharing and automated vehicles, and the revival of urban living, important questions are raised about how we need to redesign and reuse urban space. Our presentation talks to the question of parking in Brisbane and showcases the new data that planners and policy makers need such that they are better equipped to improve the efficiency and liveability of metropolitan land use and transportation. A special case study of Boundary Street, West End will be included in the presentation.

Bio: Jonathan Corcoran is Professor in Human Geography within the School Earth and Environmental Sciences at The University of Queensland, Australia and the Director of the Queensland Centre for Population Research. His research interests lie in the fields of Population and Transport Geography. His publications cover topics including human mobility and migration, human capital, and social problems each of which has a focus on quantitative methods. He is the co-editor of Australian Population Studies, Secretary of the Applied Geography Commission and a Councillor of The Royal Geographical Society of Queensland.

Bio: Dr. Iraphne Childs is currently Vice-President and a Fellow of the RGSQ and Senior Research Associate in the Queensland Centre for Population research within the School of Earth and Environmental Sciences, at The University of Queensland. Iraphne’s research interests are in the area of population change, environmental hazards and disaster management. Iraphne has held teaching and research positions at the East-West Center in Hawaii, the Queensland University of Technology where she directed the Geography program and has lived and worked in Japan for several years.

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