This article shines a spotlight on healthy planning for rural and regional communities, and dispels a few commonly held myths about the reality of the health and wellbeing challenges for those beyond the city.
More and more of us living in denser cities where apartments and high-rise developments are increasingly common. This creates specific health concerns for residents of these areas, and for lower-income households in particular.
The papers presented at the 2015 State of Australian Cities National Conference (SOAC 7) were organised into seven broad themes but all shared, to varying degrees, a common focus on the ways in which high quality academic research can be used in the development and...
Describes current planning and policy interventions in place in Australia to encourage low carbon active transport forms such as walking, cycling and using public transport.
Executive Summary Project RP2015 was a scoping study designed to inform the CRC on the needs for R&D...
Describes baseline levels of active transport usage in Australian cities, and thus provides a platform from which future interventions in low carbon precinct planning and design can be assessed in terms of their capability to increase the levels of active transport.
This paper presents preliminary findings of an ongoing ARC Linkage study exploring the relationship between human health and the built environment in four diverse residential sites in NSW.
The CRC Low Carbon Living Launch included a Workshop for CRC LCL Participants with the aim to update participants on the CRC, its plans to date and to obtain their input into what they want to be included in the CRC LCL Research projects....
The State of Australian Cities (SOAC) national conferences have been held biennially since 2003 to support interdisciplinary policy-related urban research. This paper was presented at SOAC 5held in Melbourne from 29 November – 2 December 2011. SOAC 5 was hosted by the University of Melbourne,...
The Healthy Built Environments Program has completed a major scholarly literature review examining the role of the built environment in supporting human health as part of everyday living.
The principal aim of the Review is to establish an evidence base that supports the development,...
This Investigative Panel examined existing international and Australian evidence around the links between housing and health to better understand the gaps in the evidence and suggest a way forward for research in Australia. The panel involved leading researchers, and public health and housing policy officials...