The high life: A policy audit of apartment design guidelines and their potential to promote residents' health and wellbeing
Sarah Foster, Paula Hooper, Alexandra Kleeman, Erika Martino, Billie Giles-Corti
CITIES | ELSEVIER SCI LTD | Published : 2020
Globally, the rapid construction of apartments has ignited concerns about the quality and amenity of new housing, and the impact of poor design on residents. In Australia, different planning policies/guidelines for apartment development apply across states, however there has been no assessment of how these policies address health. We audited apartment design guidance for their inclusion of provisions that impact on health and wellbeing. Policies/guidelines (n = 10) were reviewed, including both current and proposed/superseded documents in states undergoing policy change to track policy progression. Requirements were extracted relating to health-promoting themes identified in the literature (..View full abstract
Awarded by Australian Research Council
Awarded by Healthway Research Fellowship
Awarded by National Health and Medical Research Council
SF is supported by an Australian Research Council Discovery Early Career Researcher Award (DECRA) (DE160100140) and RMIT Vice-Chancellor's Research Fellowship, PH by a Healthway Research Fellowship (#32992) and the Australian Urban Design Research Centre, and BGC by a National Health and Medical Research Council Senior Principal Research Fellowship (#1107672).