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Fiona J. Andrews

Conference paper

Facilitators of social connectedness in new outer suburban communities

Social connectedness increases physical and psychological wellbeing, reducing rates of morbidity and mortality. New communities, on the fringe of Australian cities, have residents who are at particular risk of social isolation, making it important to identify facilitators of social connectedness that could be utilised in...
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Designing high density, inner city, residential developments for families with young children: a review of evidence for best practise

There are currently many families with young children living in inner city Melbourne, in high density apartment buildings designed for singles or couples without children, which has significant implications for children’s health and development. This literature review formed part of a wider research project with...
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Using Photovoice to research the experiences of parents raising children in new, inner-city, higher density housing developments

Traditionally, parents have moved to low density, middle and outer suburbs of Australian cities to raise their children. However census data shows that between 2001 and 2011, the number of families raising children in inner-city, higher density, suburbs has increased. Many of these suburbs are...
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Ships, Planes and Automobiles - The Perils and Pluses of Place-making in an Outer Melbourne Suburb

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...
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A Good Place to Raise a Family? Comparing parents', service providers, and media perspectives of the inner and outer suburban areas of Melbourne

The State of Australian Cities (SOAC) national conferences have been held biennially since 2003 to support interdisciplinary policy-related urban research. This paper was presented at SOAC 6, held in Sydney from 26-29 November 2013. SOAC 6was the largest conference to date, with over 180 papers...