AHURI CITIES AND URBAN RESEARCH
Community and Place
Creating places that support wellbeing and community participation
Place based approaches and community engagement: facilitating healthy, liveable, walkable, lively and inclusive cities
Analysis of current and previous Australian urban policy frameworks identified a number of themes relating to the structure of Australian cities and desired social outcomes. This Brief investigates urban policies that have used place-based approaches with liveability, community wellbeing and healthy places as stated objectives, and reinforce the role of active community engagement.
Urban policies do not explicitly define what constitutes a ‘city’. Instead metropolitan planning strategies and infrastructure reports refer to place-based approaches at varying spatial scales including inner cities, the greater metropolitan areas of Australia’s capital cities, regions (such as South-East Queensland) and areas contained within these. The notion of place is strongly tied to concentrating economic activities and planning for the needs of residents within cities.
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