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.
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.
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.
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...
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.