Healthy Spaces & Places Healthy Spaces & Places

Making it Happen


Research informs decisions and is fundamental to better understanding issues and causal associations between health and the built environments.


  • Strengthen project or policy rationale by using research bodies to bridge the gaps between research and practice.
  • Foster understanding between researchers and practitioners by working together.
  • Develop tools to track associations between the built environment and health over time.
  • Increased research component budgeted for in project proposals, work planning and review processes. For example, researchers provide and analyse quantifiable data on the causal links between environments and health.

Source: Planning Institute of Australia




Active Living Research

Influence of Research on Policy

Understand Healthy Urban Systems CSIRO 

Case Studies

RESidential Environment project (RESIDE), Western Australia


Last updated on 22nd July, 2009

Sponsors This project was funded by the Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing.