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Billie Giles-Corti


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Literature review

15 Dec 2015

Faced with a rapidly growing population and the ever-increasing strain on land and resources, Australian cities are recognising the need to reduce suburban sprawl and adopt higher density (or ‘compact city’) living arrangements. A key feature of urban consolidation is the development of higher...

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Journal article

17 Jan 2017

Experimental evidence on the role of the built environment for promoting physical activity is important for informing how to create cities that promote active living. Parks provide opportunities for physical activity; however, there is little robust evidence on the impact of park refurbishment....

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Research report

03 Dec 2014

Creating walkable compact cities is a global priority, and also a priority in Melbourne. There is a growing body of evidence showing that city design has a profound impact on the willingness and ability of residents to walk for transport. Higher density, mixed use developments with connected...

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Journal article

01 Apr 2016

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Objective: Victorian local governments are required to develop Municipal Public Health and Wellbeing Plans that incorporate state-level health planning priorities and address the social determinants of health. This paper describes a novel method...

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01 Jun 2016

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Employment is a well-known social determinant of health and wellbeing and important for the liveability of a region. Yet, spatial data are rarely used to understand barriers and facilitators of accessing employment within a city. Therefore it remains challenging...

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Evaluation

04 Dec 2015

In 1998, the Western Australian Government introduced the Liveable Neighbourhoods Design Code; a policy aimed at using design principles  to increase the walking, cycling, public transport use and sense of  community of residents of new housing developments.

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Conference paper

11 Dec 2015

Integrated planning across multiple sectors is essential for creating healthy communities, where jobs, shops and services are accessible from homes via walking, cycling or public transport. This paper explores barriers and enablers of health-promoting integrated planning in Melbourne, focussing...

Conference paper

29 Nov 2013

There is increasing Australian and international interest in integrated planning that promotes health and wellbeing. Melbourne is experiencing unprecedented rapid population growth, especially in the outer suburban Growth Areas to the north and west. This is creating public health challenges...

Conference paper

29 Nov 2013

Creating walkable environments produces a range of health and environmental co-benefits including increased physical activity, social interaction, sustainable living and environmental protection. This project developed, trialled and validated a ‘Walkability Index Tool’. This is an automated...