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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...
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.
The aim of this project is to develop and trial a prototype low-carbon precinct co-benefits calculator for use by urban planners and designers. The calculator will estimate co-benefits associated with a range of alternative precinct designs and transport/land use configurations across health, productivity, and pollution...
Representing the culmination of five years of research, this report examines seven domains of a city’s liveability that also promote the health and wellbeing of Australians – walkability, public transport, public open spaces, housing affordability, employment and the food and alcohol environments.
Living liveable: the impact of a Liveable Neighbourhoods Policy on the health and wellbeing of Perth residents
In 1998, the Western Australian Government introduced the Liveable Neighbourhoods Design Code; a policy aimed at using design principles to increase the walking, cycling, public transport use and sense of community of residents of new housing developments.
There is increasing Australian and international interest in integrated planning that promotes health and wellbeing. This paper examines the extent to which key Victorian legislation supports integrated planning that promotes health.
Improving integrated planning in Melbourne: exploring barriers and enablers of health-promoting policy integration
This paper explores barriers and enablers of health-promoting integrated planning in Melbourne, focussing on horizontal integration across Victorian state government departments and agencies.
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’.
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...
This report, measuring Melbourne’s liveability progress, calls for a redistribution of employment across the city to reduce commute times, ease traffic congestion and encourage more physical activity.