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.
Prof Mark Stevenson (University of Melbourne) Prof Billie Giles-Corti (RMIT) Prof Peter Newton (Swinburne University of Technology) Prof Majid Sarvi (University of Melbourne) Prof Susan Thompson (University of New South Wales)