Health, Transport and Urban Planning: Quantifying the Links between Urban Assessment Models and Human Health
MetadataShow full item record
We developed two simple, effective and consistent methods for predicting human health outcomes from physical activity in a typical urban development at a precinct scale. Considering the two primary transport outputs from an urban assessment model (vehicle kilometres travelled and mode share), we developed two methods using approaches based on the literature linking human health outcomes and transport. The two methods were applied to a case study and generated very similar results, demonstrating how a human health outcome from physical activity rates can be incorporated into an urban planning model and become part of the assessment process for urban development.
Showing items related by title, author, creator and subject.
Matan, Annie; Newman, Peter (2014)Walking and cycling, together referred to as active transport, are widely regarded as the healthiest and most sustainable means of transport. The health benefits, and subsequent economic benefits particularly from ...
Reeve, A.; Hargroves, Charlie; Desha, C.; Newman, Peter; el Baghdadi, O. (2013)Creating climate resilient, low-carbon urban environments and assets is a policy goal of many governments and city planners today, and an important issue for constructed asset owners. Stakeholders and decision makers in ...
Health care challenges and human resources for health in Thailand : migrations, social and political tensions, and human rights implicationsThoresen, Stian Ho Yong (2008)The global shortage of human resources for health and the brain drain of health care professionals exacerbate health care challenges in many small and medium sized economies, including efforts to curb the HIV/AIDS pandemic. ...