Understanding Liveability to Advance Quality of Life

Understanding Liveability to Advance Quality of Life

Dan Evans 20 Sep, 2022

Australia, like many peer nations, has woken up to the fact that we need to understand and measure prosperity in terms broader than GDP. Our leadership – political, social, corporate – is demonstrating this shift by placing more emphasis on community wellbeing in decision making.

And, while previous generations may have seen investment in wellbeing as being in conflict with traditional economic measures of progress, contemporary sentiment acknowledges that such things work better in concert.

Liveability is a central pillar of the wellbeing movement and our latest ebook Understanding Liveability to Advance Quality of Life outlines four things that we believe are important considerations for policy makers who are seeking to make a contribution in this space:

  • a resident centric approach
  • studied at sensibly small area geographies
  • comparing for context
  • monitoring for impact

This ebook has been published in support of our latest offer into local government, Living in Place.

Dan Evans

Dan is a social researcher with more than 10 years’ experience investigating community attitudes to and experiences of planning and development, transport infrastructure, public health and a bunch of other things. Dan joined .id in April 2020 to design and deliver Living in Place – an independent, robust and repeatable community survey that seeks to understand and advance the liveability of Australians’ local areas.

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