Michael McGreevy

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Planning healthy neighbourhoods: Addressing the links between health, wellbeing, health equity and neighbourhood built form

The social determinants of health (SDH) are recommended as a policy focus for governments seeking to increase health and wellbeing, and maintain control of health care budgets. Urban planning influences the SDH by shaping the physical and social aspects of neighbourhoods, creating conditions that can...
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Roxby Downs: a lost opportunity by urban planning and design

In hegemonic economic theories, base activity, which taps into exogenous capital flows as exports, underpins endogenous activity within urban environments. Historically, urban development in the remote arid and semi-arid interior of Australia has occurred on the back of the exploitation of mineral resources. Major interior...
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Chaos, order and self organisation in urban subsystems: the impact of activity centre design, organisation and ownership on local economic activity

The papers presented at the 2015 State of Australian Cities National Conference (SOAC 7) were organised into seven broad themes but all shared, to varying degrees, a common focus on the ways in which high quality academic research can be used in the development and...