Dr Melanie Lowe

Dr Melanie Lowe is a Vice-Chancellor’s Senior Research Fellow in the Centre for Urban Research, RMIT University.

Dr Melanie Lowe is a Vice-Chancellor’s Senior Research Fellow in the Centre for Urban Research, RMIT University. Melanie investigates how to plan healthy and resilient cities and develops evidence-informed indicators to monitor and inform policy. She works at the interface of the urban planning and public health fields and collaborates with researchers and policymakers to strengthen consideration of health in city planning. Her research has been included in local, state and federal government policy in Australia. She is Co-Director of the Global Observatory of Healthy and Sustainable Cities, which develops and provides indicators of healthy and sustainable urban design and planning for cities across the globe.

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A Pathway to Prioritizing and Delivering Healthy and Sustainable Cities

Dr Melanie Lowe, James F. Sallis, Deborah Salvo, Ester Cerin, Geoff Boeing, Carl Higgs, et al.

Journal of City Climate Policy and Economy

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Determining thresholds for spatial urban design and transport features that support walking to create healthy and sustainable cities: findings from the IPEN Adult study

Ester Cerin, James F Sallis, Deborah Salvo, Erica Hinckson, Terry L Conway, Neville Owen, Delfien van Dyck, Dr Melanie Lowe, Carl Higgs, et al.

Lancet Global Health Series

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City planning policies to support health and sustainability: an international comparison of policy indicators for 25 cities

Dr Melanie Lowe, Deepti Adlakha, James F Sallis, Deborah Salvo, Ester Cerin, Anne Vernez Moudon, Carl Higgs, et al.

The Lancet Global Health

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Creating healthy and sustainable cities: what gets measured, gets done

Emerita Professor Billie Giles-Corti, Anne Vernez Moudon, Dr Melanie Lowe, Deepti Adlakha, Ester Cerin, Geoff Boeing, Carl Higgs, Jonathan Arundel, Shiqin Liu, Erica Hinckson, Deborah Salvo, Marc A Adams, Professor Hannah Badland, et al.

The Lancet Global Health

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What gets measured does not always get done – Authors’ reply

Emerita Professor Billie Giles-Corti, James F Sallis, Dr Melanie Lowe, Deepti Adlakha, Ester Cerin, Geoff Boeing, Jonathan Arundel, Carl Higgs

The Lancet Global Health

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A Generalized Framework for Measuring Pedestrian Accessibility around the World Using Open Data

Shiqin Liu, Carl Higgs, Jonathan Arundel, Geoff Boeing, Nicholas Cerdera, David Moctezuma, Ester Cerin, Deepti Adlakha, Dr Melanie Lowe, Emerita Professor Billie Giles-Corti

Geographical Analysis

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