Mapping urban policy implementation and evidence-based national liveability indicators: Jonathan Arundel, Melanie Lowe, Paula Hooper, Rebecca Roberts, Julianna Rozek, Carl Higgs, Billie Giles-Corti October 2017
The co-benefits of urban liveability for the economy, social inclusion, environmental and social sustainability, and public health are now well recognised by all levels of government in Australia and internationally. Liveable communities are safe, socially cohesive and inclusive, and environmentally sustainable. They have affordable housing that is linked (via
public transport, walking and cycling infrastructure) to employment; education; shops and services; public open space; and social, cultural and recreational opportunities.