Dr Lucy Gunn

Dr Gunn is a Senior Research Fellow with the Healthy Liveable Cities Lab at the RMIT Centre for Urban Research (CUR). 

Dr Gunn is an interdisciplinary researcher. She leads an ARC funded project focussing on the role of liveability for healthy ageing and is an investigator on an Ian Potter Foundation grant looking at cycling infrastructure. Her research uses quantitative techniques to explore relationships between the built environment and liveability, and health and wellbeing outcomes. This includes active and public transport research and investigating how planning, health and economic evaluation of infrastructure can support decisions around growth area development and transport and infrastructure delivery. Research collaborations involve the Victorian Department of Transport and Growth Area Councils.

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New tool shows active transport benefits to health and finances

23 November 2023

Today a team from the RMIT Centre for Urban Research are launching THAT-Brisbane, a transport and health assessment tool for planning healthier cities.

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Two new projects to help promote active transport and understand healthy ageing

08 March 2023

Two new projects led by Dr Lucy Gunn aim to improve our health by understanding the health impacts of our neighbourhoods.

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Walk or drive? New tool shows the health effects of your travel choices

21 April 2021

RMIT researchers and the Victorian Department of Transport launch a new digital tool to measure the health impacts of replacing car trips with walking and cycling trips for Melburnians.

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Bringing the buzz back to Melbourne: what’s it going to take?

15 March 2021

Melbourne is ready for business and to entice Victorians to stay and play in metropolitan Melbourne the State Government is releasing travel vouchers. But is this enough to revitalise the city?

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Ten ways RMIT research is helping to build a more sustainable future

21 September 2020

From turning back the emissions clock to building more durable roads from old tyres, RMIT researchers are tackling today’s biggest challenges and developing solutions for a more sustainable world.

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Coronavirus reminds us how liveable neighbourhoods matter for our well-being

21 April 2020

We are witnessing changes in the ways we use our cities in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The liveability of our local neighbourhoods has never been more important.

CUR Stories

The average regional city resident lacks good access to two-thirds of community services, and liveability suffers

16 March 2020

The way our growing cities are planned and built is becoming ever more important in building healthy, liveable and sustainable communities.

CUR Stories

Australia’s most liveable regional cities revealed

16 March 2020

Victoria is home to Australia's most liveable regional cities – Ballarat, Bendigo and Geelong – according to new research that for the first time maps health and liveability across the country’s 21 largest cities.

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No need to give up on crowded cities – we can make density so much better

18 February 2020

The more immediate need is to focus on improving conditions in our major cities. Our smaller towns matter, but we can’t neglect the urgent need to get better at doing the bigger ones right.

Publications

Integrating spatially detailed micro-environmental attributes to a routable transport network for active travel modelling: A pilot study in Greater Manchester

S M Labib, Irena Itova, Corin Staves, Dr Belen Zapata-Diomedi, Dr Alan Both, Dr Lucy Gunn, Haneen Khreis, Ali Abbas, Aruna Sivakumar, Jenna Panter, Billie Giles-Corti, James Woodcock

30th Annual Geographical Information Science Research UK

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