Urban liveability: Emerging lessons from Australia for exploring the potential for indicators to measure the social determinants of health
Hannah Badland, Carolyn Whitzman, Melanie Lowe, Melanie Davern, Lu Aye, Iain Butterworth, Dominique Hes, Billie Giles-Corti
SOCIAL SCIENCE & MEDICINE | PERGAMON-ELSEVIER SCIENCE LTD | Published : 2014
It has long been recognised that urban form impacts on health outcomes and their determinants. There is growing interest in creating indicators of liveability to measure progress towards achieving a wide range of policy outcomes, including enhanced health and wellbeing, and reduced inequalities. This review aimed to: 1) bring together the concepts of urban 'liveability' and social determinants of health; 2) synthesise the various liveability indicators developed to date; and 3) assess their quality using a health and wellbeing lens. Between 2011 and 2013, the research team reviewed 114 international academic and policy documents, as well as reports related to urban liveability. Overall, 233 ..View full abstract
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Awarded by NHMRC Principal Research Fellow Award
This project was a collaboration between the: McCaughey VicHealth Centre for Community Wellbeing, Faculty of Architecture, Building and Planning, Melbourne School of Engineering at the University of Melbourne, and the Victorian Department of Health. Funding from the Melbourne Social Equity Institute and Melbourne Sustainable Society Institute is gratefully acknowledged. An NHMRC Principal Research Fellow Award supports BGC (#1004900) and VicHealth supports the McCaughey VicHealth Centre for Community Wellbeing members.