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.

Project details

Major Sponsor

CRC for Low Carbon Living

Associated Research Centres

Transport Health and Urban Design Research Hub

Project Team

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)


Prof Mark Stevenson (University of Melbourne)