Planning Healthy, Liveable and Sustainable Cities: How Can Indicators Inform Policy?
Melanie Lowe, Carolyn Whitzman, Hannah Badland, Melanie Davern, Lu Aye, Dominique Hes, Iain Butterworth, Billie Giles-Corti
URBAN POLICY AND RESEARCH | ROUTLEDGE JOURNALS, TAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD | Published : 2015
Creating ‘liveable’ communities that are healthy and sustainable is an aspiration of policymakers in Australia and overseas. Indicators are being used at the national, state and local level to compare the liveability of cities and regions. Yet, there are challenges in the adoption of such indicators. Planning scholars see a challenge in creating indicators that measure something publicly valued, while public health researchers are concerned about scant systemic research on relationships between policies, the built environment, and health and well-being. This article provides an overview of liveability indicators used to date in Australia and internationally. It then outlines the results of c..View full abstract
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EXPLORING THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN URBAN PLANNING AND HEALTH AND THE APPLICATION OF RESEARCH FINDINGS TO IMPROVE THE HEALTH AND WELL BEING OF AUSTRALIANS BY CREATING MORE HEALTHY AND SUSTAINABLE COMMUNITIES.
Globally there is growing concern about the health, social, environmental, and economic impacts of rising levels of inactivity and obesity, ..
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Funding for this project from the Melbourne Social Equity Institute and Melbourne Sustainable Society Institute is gratefully acknowledged. An NHMRC Principal Research Fellow Award supports BGC [#1004900] and ML is supported by the Victorian Government Department of Health. VicHealth supports the McCaughey VicHealth Community Wellbeing Unit members.