Discovery Early Career Researcher Award - Grant ID: DE160100140 [ 2016 - 2020 ]

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Researchers Dr Sarah Foster

Brief description This project aims to investigate higher density housing and the impact of policy guidance, on-ground implementation of building design criteria, and locational characteristics on residents’ wellbeing. Higher density housing is promoted to sustainably accommodate population growth; however, in some Australian cities there is limited design and planning guidance. Could this have implications for the quality, versatility and equity of the housing provided, and for the health and wellbeing of residents? This project aims to produce new policy-specific empirical evidence around these issues that could inform higher density design guidance in Australia and internationally. Findings have the potential to change public policy to mandate the inclusion of health-enhancing design requirements in future higher density developments.

Funding Amount $364,163

Funding Scheme Discovery Early Career Researcher Award

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