'A fantasy to get employment around the area': Long commutes and resident health in an outer urban master-planned estate

Nicholls, L, Phelan, K and Maller, C 2018, ''A fantasy to get employment around the area': Long commutes and resident health in an outer urban master-planned estate', Urban Policy and Research, vol. 36, no. 1, pp. 48-62.


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Title 'A fantasy to get employment around the area': Long commutes and resident health in an outer urban master-planned estate
Author(s) Nicholls, L
Phelan, K
Maller, C
Year 2018
Journal name Urban Policy and Research
Volume number 36
Issue number 1
Start page 48
End page 62
Total pages 15
Publisher Informa
Abstract The Selandra Rise master-planned estate (MPE) in Melbourne's south-east growth corridor was designed to create a "healthy and engaged community" through the provision of parks, physical activity opportunities and community facilities. A 5 year longitudinal study researched the impact on residents. Over one third of residents spent 2 to 3 h per day commuting and high levels of dissatisfaction with commutes were found. Longer commute times were associated with poor physical activity and weight outcomes. The paper concludes that provisions for health and wellbeing within an MPE are insufficient when opportunities for local employment are limited and broader locational, connectivity and transport disadvantages are not addressed.
Subject Urban and Regional Planning not elsewhere classified
Keyword(s) Master-planned estate
health
commuting
greenfield
physical activity
residential development
DOI - identifier 10.1080/08111146.2017.1308859
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