Journal article

Evidence-Informed Planning for Healthy Liveable Cities: How Can Policy Frameworks Be Used to Strengthen Research Translation?

Melanie Lowe, Paula Hooper, Helen Jordan, Kathryn Bowen, Iain Butterworth, Billie Giles-Corti

Current Environmental Health Reports | SPRINGERNATURE | Published : 2019

Abstract

PURPOSE OF THE REVIEW: A compelling body of research demonstrates associations between urban design and health, but this research is often not reflected in urban policies. This article reviews the literature on the science and practice of translating health research into urban policy and planning. Two Australian case studies demonstrate how policy frameworks can help guide evidence-based planning for healthy urban environments. RECENT FINDINGS: To influence city planning, health researchers need to undertake policy-relevant research and understand policymaking processes. Policy frameworks can assist researchers to tailor research evidence and research translation strategies to the political ..

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Grants

Awarded by NHMRC Centre of Research Excellence in Healthy Liveable Communities


Awarded by Healthway Research Fellowship


Awarded by NHMRC


Funding Acknowledgements

Melanie Lowe was supported by the NHMRC Centre of Research Excellence in Healthy Liveable Communities (#1061404). Paula Hooper is supported by a Healthway Research Fellowship (#32892) and by the NHMRC Centre of Research Excellence in Healthy Liveable Communities (#1061404). Helen Jordan and Iain Butterworth each declare no potential conflicts of interest. Kathryn Bowen was supported by a NHMRC Translating Research into Practice Fellowship (#1110297). Billie Giles-Corti is supported by an NHMRC Senior Principal Research Fellowship (#1107672) and leads the NHMRC Centre of Research Excellence in Healthy Liveable Communities (#1061404).