JIBE: Joining Impact models of transport with spatial measures of the Built Environment

Reducing non-communicable diseases and health inequities for English city regions and Melbourne.

Investigator

Co-investigators

  • Prof Billie-Giles Corti
    Dr Belen Zapata Diomedi
    Dr Lucy Gunn
    Dr Alan Both
    Dr Dhirendra Singh
    Prof Gavin Turrell
    RMIT
  • Associate Professor James Woodcock
    University of Cambridge
  • Associate Professor Luke Knibbs
    University of Queensland

Funded by

  • National Health & Medical Research Council (NHMRC)

Existing approaches in measuring the health impact of transport/built environment are sporadic. As a result, they provide only a partial picture of policy effectiveness. This project develops an integrated modelling framework that assesses all relevant effects of transport/planning policy interventions (e.g. pollution, noise) to better inform policy decision.

Liton Kamruzzaman

Policy makers and planners in Australia and the UK are looking at a range of transport and land use policy options to try and create healthier and sustainable cities. This is often to referred to as improving an important element of 'liveability', to express the idea that this will make people's lives better in a range of ways.

By testing and estimating the health impacts of several options, the project informs city planners and public health practitioners about what would have the greatest chance of promoting good health and reducing health inequities.