Synthesis of Literature on Travel, Urban Form, Accessibility, Equity and Wellbeing

The way we travel has a wide range of impacts on wellbeing, from positive impacts that improve our lives (e.g., through access to friends, family, education and jobs, or opportunities to exercise) to negative impacts that reduce life quality (e.g., congestion, carbon emissions, pollution, road injury and financial costs). The way we design our urban environments also heavily influences wellbeing, both directly and through its interaction with travel patterns and accessibility.

This project brings together what is known in the literature about the interactions between transport, urban form and accessibility, how these interactions influence wellbeing, and how these influences are distributed across society, focusing on public housing tenants and the developments they live in. Findings will help guide the development of accessible, sustainable and healthy public housing.

Project lead Ed Randal

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