Presentation on theme: "Envisioning healthy, sustainable and liveable neighbourhoods through collaborative city planning Andrew Wheeler Thriving Neighbourhoods Conference 2013."— Presentation transcript:
Envisioning healthy, sustainable and liveable neighbourhoods through collaborative city planning Andrew Wheeler Thriving Neighbourhoods Conference 2013 Melbourne Town Hall, Melbourne 28-30 th October
COAG criteria for future strategic planning of capital cities, December 2009 Capital city strategic planning systems should address nationally significant policy issues including: a) population growth and demographic change b) productivity and global competitiveness c) climate change mitigation and adaptation d) efficient development and use of existing and new infrastructure and other public assets e) connectivity of people to jobs and businesses to markets f) development of major urban corridors g) social inclusion h) health, liveability, and community wellbeing i) housing affordability j) matters of national environmental significance
To what extent do Australian metropolitan plans incorporate a comprehensive suite of intersectoral provisions for human health and wellbeing?
‘Health’ missing in key sections – vision, strategic directions, policy statements and specific actions Key issues such as healthy food are often ignored Link between human health and environmental sustainability (co-benefits) is weak More collaboration – ongoing partnerships between built environment and health professionals, various tiers of government, private sector and communities
Metro strategies – a collective vision for the future and potential policy foundation for thriving neighborhoods Health and liveability must be present in the vision and reinforced specific policies and actions Achieved through collaboration – inter-disciplinary ways of thinking working and thinking Recognition of all the ‘environments’ that must be addressed, and also regularly monitored and evaluated Conclusion