UQ Alumnus Dr Matt Burke
Griffith Planning
Tuesday 05 March 1:00 - 2:00 pm
Building 03 Room 320, University of Queensland St Lucia Campus


How are Australian school children travelling to school? And what factors influence that travel? This presentation provides preliminary results from the CATCH and iMATCH studies, two large ARC projects exploring children's independent mobility and active transport conducted in schools in Brisbane, Ipswich, Rockhampton, Melbourne and Perth in 2011 and 2012. Amongst the findings it is suggested that New Urbanist master-planned communities may not be leading to improvements in the proportion of children walking, cycling or scootering to school, as compared to other middle and outer suburban neighbourhoods.


Dr Matthew Burke graduated with a PhD in Planning in 2005 from what is now the School of Geography, Planning and Environmental Management at UQ. Today he is a Senior Research Fellow and Australian Research Council (ARC) Future Fellow at the Urban Research Program at Griffith University. Matthew's research is mainly in transport and land use planning and transport policy.


Last updated: Mar 5, 2013

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