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Jennifer Kent

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Conference paper

What types of evidence are available for translating health evidence into planning strategies for higher density living? A review of the literature

Despite abundant knowledge and research highlighting the significance of urban planning for improving health outcomes, there remains an absence of understanding of how health evidence can be translated into planning policy and practice, particularly for higher density urban development. This paper presents the findings of...
Journal article

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.
Commentary

Why autonomous vehicles won’t reduce our dependence on cars in cities

While public transport remains marginalised in policy and practice, private cars will continue to dominate the way we travel.
Conference paper

Healthy built environments and strategic planning: the role of discourse

The promotion of human health was explicitly positioned as one of four goals in Sydney’s most recent metropolitan strategy: ‘A Plan for Growing Sydney’ (released December 2014). This is a first for metropolitan strategic planning in New South Wales. It presents a timely and unique...
Commentary

With health assuming its rightful place in planning, here are 3 key lessons from NSW

The NSW planning system has begun to recognise the importance of urban planning for health. These developments present a tremendous opportunity to influence how healthy public policy can be delivered for the benefit of the whole city.