McCaughey VicHealth Community Wellbeing Unit (UniMelb)

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This site uses local community wellbeing indicators to improve citizen engagement, community planning and policy making.

Community Indicators Victoria aims to establish a sustainable Victorian approach to the development and use of local community wellbeing indicators, with the purpose of improving citizen engagement, community...

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15 Jul 2016

This research was developed in partnership between the Department of Health and Human Services, University of Melbourne and representatives of government, health and settlement services to build evidence about recent humanitarian arrivals across northern and western metropolitan Melbourne.

In many health planning and related...

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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 density...


3 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...


1 Jan 2011

This project is about the effect of population growth on communities and the social factors which influence how suburbs grow from small townships to larger suburbs. The project has its origins in the issues identified by Crossroads Youth and Family Services, a program of The...


1 Aug 2009

The research was undertaken in 2008 and provides a unique insight into the lives, views and aspirations of people living in the suburbs of Craigieburn and Roxburgh Park. These two areas, located in the rapidly growing outer northern suburbs of Melbourne, represent the types of...

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4 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.

The RESIDential Environments Project (known as RESIDE)...

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1 Jan 2014

Consistent with the aims of a WA government policy, residents in walkable (i.e., liveable) neighborhoods may be more physically active.

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