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Suzanne Mavoa

Conference paper

Calculation of policy-relevant spatial indicators of urban liveability: experiences of scaling a research programme from local to global

A pilot project, which focused on Melbourne in 2012, developed an initial workflow to calculate address-level liveability measures. This paper reviews methodological challenges encountered in the scaling up of this 5-year collaborative research program.
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How walkable is Melbourne? The development of a transport walkability index for metropolitan Melbourne

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...
Conference paper

Development and trial of an automated, open source walkability tool through AURIN's Open Source Portal

Creating walkable environments produces a range of health and environmental co-benefits including increased physical activity, social interaction, sustainable living and environmental protection. This paper provides details of the development, trial, validation and potential application of a ‘Walkability Index Tool’.
Conference paper

Objective measures of a walkable neighbourhood: how do they fit with residents’ experiences?

This paper examines residents’ experiences and observations on what makes their neighbourhood pleasant and unpleasant for walking in four Auckland localities with contrasting built environment and socio-economic profiles.