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Susan Thompson

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An analysis of active transport in Melbourne: baseline activity for assessment of low carbon mobility interventions

This paper analyses current active transport usage in a car-dependent metropolis using household travel survey data. A major conclusion emerges: most people and households did not undertake any reportable active transport usage, despite increasing policy support, education and promotion encouraging uptake. Less than a quarter...
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Scoping document: the development of the Low Carbon Living calculator

The aim of this project is to develop and trial a prototype low-carbon precinct co-benefits calculator for use by urban planners and designers. The calculator will estimate co-benefits associated with a range of alternative precinct designs and transport/land use configurations across health, productivity, and pollution...
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Co-benefits of low carbon policies in the built environment: an investigation into the adoption of co-benefits by Australian local government

This paper addresses the ‘co-benefits approach’ as a means of integrating climate concerns into local planning and development control in general.
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Built environment interventions for human and planetary health: integrating health in climate change adaptation and mitigation

Built environment interventions must move beyond simple ecological sustainability to encouraging ways of life that are healthy for both humans and the planet. There are key challenges facing this new approach.
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What's equity got to do with health in a higher density 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.