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Sarah Foster

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Improving outcomes for apartment residents and neighbourhoods

This research investigates the experiences of lower-income apartment residents in relation to planning and infrastructure provision; urban design; building design and management; neighbourhood amenities and facilities; and ongoing place management and community engagement so as to improve wellbeing, community and housing affordability outcomes.
Journal article

High Life Study protocol: a cross-sectional investigation of the influence of apartment building design policy on resident health and well-being

This cross-sectional observational study (2017–2021) aims to generate empirical evidence to guide policy decisions on apartment development and help to create healthy, equitable higher-density communities. Objectives include to benchmark the implementation of health-promoting apartment design requirements and to identify associations between requirements and resident health...
Journal article

City planning and population health: a global challenge

This paper considers the health impacts of city planning through transport mode choices, identifying interventions that, when combined, encourage walking, cycling, and public transport use, while reducing private motor vehicle use.
Briefing paper

The economic benefits of providing public housing and support to formerly homeless people

The research examined the impact of programs providing social housing with support for people experiencing homelessness under the National Partnership Agreement on Homelessness (NPAH).
Report

What are the health, social and economic benefits of providing public housing and support to formerly homeless people?

This research found that supporting formerly homeless people and those at risk of homelessness into public housing in Western Australia reduced their use of health services as well as the frequency with which they did so. The reduction in health service use, which was particularly...