Dr Jonathan Arundel

Dr Arundel is a Senior Research Fellow with the Healthy Liveable Cities Group at RMIT University.

He has 15 years of experience in the telecommunications and transportation industries.   Over this time he has worked as a consultant, analyst and manager of technical teams.  His background spans Agent-Based Modelling, remote sensing and ecology and he has a strong background in spatial methods including GIS.

He is currently leading the development of a national liveability indicator geospatial database and portal that will allow users to visualise the indicators developed in the Australian National Liveability Study and allow researchers to securely link population health survey data to these indicators.

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Creating Liveable Cities in Australia – Scorecards

A scorecard and priority recommendations for Perth, Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane developed using results from the 'Creating Liveable Cities in Australia' (2017) report.

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News & Blog

Brisbane’s public transport access worst in the country: report

A new report measuring Brisbane’s liveability progress has found its residents have the worst access to public transport in Australia.

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RMIT urban research wins at Victorian planning awards

RMIT urban academics and students have been recognised at the Awards for Planning Excellence – Victoria for their leadership in planning.

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How can we make Victoria more liveable?

Melbourne’s growing population is as topical as ever. Here, our experts provide their insights on the critical challenges that affect the liveability of Victorians.

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How liveable is Melbourne really? New report settles the score

A new report measuring Melbourne’s liveability progress calls for a redistribution of employment across the city to reduce commute times, ease traffic congestion and encourage more physical activity.

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Rail access improves liveability, but all regional centres are not equal

Our research on the liveability of regional cities in Victoria has identified an important element: liveability in these areas requires fast, reliable and frequent rail connections to capital cities.

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Can remote sensing help answer planning and transport policy questions?

With cars stationary 95 percent of the time, car parking is essential to car-based travel. Parking is also a widespread and controversial policy concern in planning and land use decisions. 

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New report settles the score on Perth’s liveability

A new report measuring Perth’s liveability progress has found that despite the city’s improvements, it is struggling to meet its targets for policy implementation.

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City-by-city analysis shows our capitals aren’t liveable for many resident

We know what makes for healthy and liveable communities, which in turn produces massive payoffs. But we often lack comprehensive policies and frameworks to deliver on the promise.

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