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.
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...
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).
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...
Better apartments: what does the evidence tell us about the impact on health and wellbeing?
Faced with a rapidly growing population and the ever-increasing strain on land and resources, Australian cities are recognising the need to reduce suburban sprawl and adopt higher density (or ‘compact city’) living arrangements. A key feature of urban consolidation is the development of higher density...