Healthy Cities are places that promote quality of life for the people that live in them. There are many ways to promote healthy cities, across the provision of affordable and good quality housing, accessible transport, a good planning system, addressing inequality, or improving amenity.
The Healthy Cities Research Group is a trans-disciplinary group of researchers who bring the methods and approaches of architecture, building science, social epidemiology, planning, econometrics, geography and spatial science to address urban problems by collaboration with professional practitioners and policy makers. Much of our work aims to engage with current policy debate and contribute evidence which may be implemented by governments at local, state and national levels.
- Areas of ResearchLearn about our research focus areas and supervision expertise
The Healthy Cities Research Group undertakes research that has the built environment as the context and location for the collection of data and diverse kinds of information about:
- Planning and urban change
- Housing affordability
- Spatial analysis of buildings and neighbourhoods; and
- Policy impact in housing, health, transport and other sectors.
Our shared goal is to overcome the disconnection between the results of empirical research, normative public health policy, and professional urban planning. If this can be achieved then more effective interventions across multiple levels of the built environment (from housing units to blocks, streets, and neighbourhoods) can be formulated, implemented and monitored systematically.
- ResearchersMeet our academic research leaders
- Research ProjectsFind out about our current and recently completed research projects
- Impacts from Mild-cold Exposure in South Australian Dwellings in Winter
- The Australian Housing Conditions Data infrastructure
- Improving the Health and Wellbeing of Poorly Housed Australians
- Unaffordable Housing: Impacts on Socio-economic Conditions and Wellbeing
- Pathways to Health and Wellbeing through Housing
- Modelling Housing Need in Australia to 2025
- New directions in health inequalities research: Understanding the intersection between housing, employment and health in Australia5
- The importance of gender and socioeconomic disadvantage for the mental health of people living with disabilities
- Housing Assistance and the Life Course: Understanding the Impact of Policy Alternatives