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Development and trial of a low-carbon living co-benefits calculator

The aim of this project is to develop and trial a prototype low-carbon precinct co-benefits calculator for use by urban planners and designers. The calculator will estimate co-benefits associated with gains (or losses) in health, productivity, and pollution from a range of alternative precinct designs and transport/land use configurations.

The calculator will be capable of estimating population health status (with respect to chronic disease and injury) at a precinct-level. It will enable government regulators, developers, precinct planners, designers and local government officials to simulate various precinct-level scenarios (policies, infrastructure interventions) to estimate population health effects.

 

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Estimating the health and productivity co-benefits of low-carbon precinct design

Project Title

Estimating the health and productivity co-benefits of low-carbon precinct design

Major Sponsor

Low Carbon Living Collaborative Research Centre

Research Partners

Low Carbon Living Collaborative Research Centre

Project Team

Professor Mark Stevenson
Dr Jason Thompson
Professor Billie Giles-Corti
Professor Majid Sarvi

Professor Peter Newton – Swinburne
Professor Susan Thomopson – UNSW
Mary O’Neill – NSW Govt. Office of Environment & Heritage
Ms Clare Boulange

Contact

Dr Jason Thompson