Healthy Environments

The Healthy Built Environment Checklist is a practical tool developed by the NSW Government to help deliver quality local environments needed for well-connected and liveable communities.The checklist supports the capacity to provide informed, health-focused advice on development policies, plans and proposals to promote healthy planning as...

Hutt City Council CBD Development Manager Cyndi Christensen said Massey University students approached the Council in search of an under-utilised space they could energise. The Council closed Andrews Avenue to allow the students to bring the space to life through placemaking.“The area was reutilised with...

The 20-minute neighbourhood is based on enhancing the liveability of Melbourne’s neighbourhoods. It is about ‘living locally’—giving people the ability to meet most of their daily needs within a 20-minute walk from home, with safe cycling and local transport options....

People who cycle to work have a lower risk of dying, a New Zealand study has found. The study, by researchers from the University of Otago, Wellington, the University of Melbourne and the University of Auckland, has just been published in the International Journal of Epidemiology. Lead researcher...

Active transport (AT) contributes to human and environmental health but is low and declining in New Zealand (NZ) children and youth. Quality evidence is necessary to inform and evaluate interventions, identify inequities, and understand trends. NZ has participated in the Global Physical Activity (PA) Matrix...