Discovery Projects - Grant ID: DP170100751 [ 2017 - 2023 ]

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Researchers Dr Lukar Thornton; Dr Neil Coffee; Dr Karen Lamb; Prof Kylie Ball; Prof Mark Daniel; A/Prof Yan Kestens; Prof Basile Chaix

Brief description This project aims to assess the projected lifestyle benefits associated with living in a ‘20-minute’ neighbourhood, one where important destinations are easily accessible. Urban renewal and liveability policies advocate for 20-minute neighbourhoods under the assumption these encourage more localised and healthier lifestyles. However, this has not been formally tested. This project will compare the location, diet and physical activity of residents of 20-minute neighbourhoods with those of residents living outside 20-minute neighbourhoods. This project expects its findings will help meet the demands of population growth and inform urban planning, public health and transport.

Funding Amount $300,000

Funding Scheme Discovery Projects

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