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Title: A Framework for Creating Active and Healthy Communities: A Case Study of the Gold Coast
Contributor(s): Bajracharya, Bhishna (author); Too, Linda (author); Khanjanasthiti, Isara  (author)orcid 
Publication Date: 2013
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Poor modern lifestyle choices have led to a burgeoning health concern for various government agencies prompting urgent review and action. Whilst the health sector has the primary role in addressing health issues, town planning can also contribute to better health by providing supportive environments for an active and healthy lifestyle. Local councils and other decision makers have a fundamental role in promoting healthy lifestyles among local community members through city planning and implementing physical activity and health programs. This research paper has two primary objectives. First, it aims to develop an integrated framework for promoting active and healthy living in local communities. Second, the paper will test the framework's robustness with its application in a case study of the Gold Coast city. There is potential for this framework to be considered by other local councils and relevant authorities to build active and healthy communities.

Publication Type: Conference Publication
Conference Details: Liveable Cities Conference 2013: 6th Making Cities Liveable Conference, Melbourne, Australia, 17th - 19th June, 2013
Source of Publication: p. 1-20
Publisher: Liveable Cities Conference
Place of Publication: Melbourne, Australia
Fields of Research (FoR) 2020: 330413 Urban planning and health
330405 Public participation and community engagement
330408 Strategic, metropolitan and regional planning
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO) 2020: 120406 Urban planning
HERDC Category Description: E2 Non-Refereed Scholarly Conference Publication
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