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

  • Project dates: 2018 (ongoing)

These scorecards were developed using results from the ‘Creating Liveable Cities in Australia’ (2017) report. This report reviewed state government urban planning policies related to liveability in the major cities based on policy implementation indicators and a newly developed set of created national liveability indicators – which enabled comparisons between cities.

The scorecards focus on city-based results for Perth, Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane respectively, highlighting areas of importance for each city.

Key People

Lead researchers

Dr Lucy Gunn

Dr Lucy Gunn

Research Fellow

Julianna Rozek

Julianna Rozek

PhD Student

Creating Liveable Cities in Australia – Scorecards

Paula Hooper

Research Fellow

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Creating Liveable Cities in Australia – Scorecards

Melanie Lowe

Lecturer (Public Health)

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Carl Higgs

Carl Higgs

Research Officer

Rebecca Roberts

Rebecca Roberts

GIS Analyst

Distinguished Professor Billie Giles-Corti

Distinguished Professor Billie Giles-Corti

Director of Urban Futures Enabling Capability Platform & Convener of the Healthy Liveable Cities Group

Dr Jonathan Arundel

Dr Jonathan Arundel

Senior Research Fellow

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Healthy Liveable Cities Group

Learning more about the relationship between health and the places people live, work, learn and play can better prepare us for the challenges of tomorrow.

Events

Creating liveable cities in Australia: Launch of the Melbourne Scorecard

Join us for this informal networking event hosted by the Planning Institute of Australia for the presentation of  A Scorecard and Priority Recommendations for Melbourne – a new report measuring Melbourne’s true liveability progress. 

News & Blog

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Landmark liveability research wins at national planning awards

Pioneering RMIT research that delivered the first true measurement of liveability in Australia’s capital cities has been recognised with a top planning award.

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.

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.

How can we make Victoria more walkable and bike-friendly?

The benefits of cycling and walking are many and well-known. Here, our experts provide their insights on how to get Victorians moving.

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.

Melbourne or Sydney? This is how our two biggest cities compare for liveability

The question of which city is the most liveable is an annual hot topic. Competition is fierce, especially between Melbourne and Sydney.

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.

The world’s ‘most liveable city’ title isn’t a measure of the things most of us actually care about

These rankings are based on The Economist Intelligence Unit’s Global Liveability Index, which “assesses which locations around the world provide the best or the worst living conditions”.

Sydney liveability scorecard reveals urban wins and fails

A new report measuring Sydney’s liveability progress has found that the city is struggling to meet its public transport targets, but other Australian capitals should aim to replicate its ambitious policies.

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.