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Melanie Lowe

Conference proceedings

City health and liveability: SOAC 2021 conference track and abstracts

Papers in this track bring together academics, tertiary students, policymakers and practitioners from diverse disciplines to explore how our cities are impacting health behaviours, risk factors and outcomes, and how cities can be more resilient and equitable in the decades ahead.
Conference paper

Developing an urban resilience framework for application in local government: a research-practice collaboration

This paper explores a partnership between university researchers and the City of Melbourne which sought to clarify the concept of urban resilience and make it applicable to the multi-sectoral work of local government.
Briefing paper

Urban resilience for local government: concepts, definitions and qualities

This paper provides an overview of the concepts, definitions and qualities of urban resilience to better understand how to address the challenges of the future with the ideas of today.
Report

Creating liveable cities in Australia: a scorecard and priority recommendations for Brisbane

Making Brisbane ‘liveable’ is a policy objective of the Queensland government. In some domains of liveability, Brisbane performs well in comparison to other Australian cities in its policy ambition and performance. However, to achieve its liveability aspirations, greater ambition is required in some of its...
Report

Creating liveable cities in Australia: a scorecard and priority recommendations for Melbourne

This report, measuring Melbourne’s liveability progress, calls for a redistribution of employment across the city to reduce commute times, ease traffic congestion and encourage more physical activity.