Living liveable? RESIDE's evaluation of the "Liveable Neighborhoods" planning policy on the health supportive behaviors and wellbeing of residents in Perth, Western Australia.
Paula Hooper, Sarah Foster, Fiona Bull, Matthew Knuiman, Hayley Christian, Anna Timperio, Lisa Wood, Gina Trapp, Bryan Boruff, Jacinta Francis, Cecily Strange, Hannah Badland, Lucy Gunn, Ryan Falconer, Vincent Learnihan, Gavin McCormack, Takemi Sugiyama, Billie Giles-Corti
SSM - Population Health | Published : 2020
Background: The RESIDential Environments (RESIDE) project is a unique longitudinal natural experiment designed to evaluate the health impacts of the "Liveable Neighbourhoods" planning policy, which was introduced by the Western Australian government to create more walkable suburbs. Objectives: To summarize the RESIDE evidence of the impact of the planning policy on a range of health-supportive behaviours and wellbeing outcomes and to assess the consistency and direction of the estimates of associations. Methods: An audit of 26 RESIDE research papers (from 2003 to 2012) identified the number of positive associations (statistically significant and consistent with policy expectations), negative..View full abstract