The building blocks of a 'Liveable Neighbourhood': Identifying the key performance indicators for walking of an operational planning policy in Perth, Western Australia

Hooper, P, Knuiman, M, Foster, S and Giles-Corti, B 2015, 'The building blocks of a 'Liveable Neighbourhood': Identifying the key performance indicators for walking of an operational planning policy in Perth, Western Australia', Health and Place, vol. 36, pp. 173-183.


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Title The building blocks of a 'Liveable Neighbourhood': Identifying the key performance indicators for walking of an operational planning policy in Perth, Western Australia
Author(s) Hooper, P
Knuiman, M
Foster, S
Giles-Corti, B
Year 2015
Journal name Health and Place
Volume number 36
Start page 173
End page 183
Total pages 11
Publisher Pergamon Press
Abstract Planning policy makers are requesting clearer guidance on the key design features required to build neighbourhoods that promote active living. Using a backwards stepwise elimination procedure (logistic regression with generalised estimating equations adjusting for demographic characteristics, self-selection factors, stage of construction and scale of development) this study identified specific design features (n=16) from an operational planning policy ("Liveable Neighbourhoods") that showed the strongest associations with walking behaviours (measured using the Neighbourhood Physical Activity Questionnaire). The interacting effects of design features on walking behaviours were also investigated. The urban design features identified were grouped into the ". building blocks of a Liveable Neighbourhood", reflecting the scale, importance and sequencing of the design and implementation phases required to create walkable, pedestrian friendly developments.
Subject Epidemiology
Urban and Regional Planning not elsewhere classified
Keyword(s) Built environment
Health
Liveable neighbourhoods
Planning policy
Walking
DOI - identifier 10.1016/j.healthplace.2015.10.005
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ISSN 1353-8292
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