New book chapter on how to plan healthy and livable cities, by Sara Alidoust
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New book chapter on how to plan healthy and livable cities, by Sara Alidoust

This chapter provides a holistic view of the role of urban planning in promoting health. It discusses how planning decisions play a central role in the social, mental, and physical health of residents through the provision of healthy housing and urban infrastructure and promoting inclusive and equitable societies. Climate and environmental management can also create … Continue reading

New article on housing and health in Reviews on Environmental Health, by Sara Alidoust
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New article on housing and health in Reviews on Environmental Health, by Sara Alidoust

This paper provides a systematic review of the evidence linking housing and health. This involved a review of 59 peer-reviewed journal papers, that included case studies on the health impacts of housing and were published in English, in the past decade (2010–2020). Our systematic review of the literature suggested most of the research on the … Continue reading

New article on house-sitting and ‘home’-making among older people published in Australian Geographer by Sara Alidoust and Fahimeh Khalaj
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New article on house-sitting and ‘home’-making among older people published in Australian Geographer by Sara Alidoust and Fahimeh Khalaj

The growing housing unaffordability is forcing people to take on unconventional pathways and experiment with alternate means of ‘home’-making. This research explores opportunities for making ‘home’ that emerge from practices of house-sitting among older people, particularly those with no permanent housing. Findings from semi-structured interviews suggest that house-sitting is an affordable shelter that provides rent-free … Continue reading

A joint PhD scholarship opportunity by UQ and Exeter University
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A joint PhD scholarship opportunity by UQ and Exeter University

We have a PhD scholarship opportunity available to study alongside Dr Sara Alidoust, Professor Jonathan Corcoran, Dr Scott Lieske from the University of Queensland and Professor Victoria Tischler from Exeter University, on a QUEX funded project, ‘Green Spaces for Healthy Ageing’. The project will be the first international comparative study, of Brisbane (Australia) and Exeter (UK), unpacking … Continue reading

New article on housing in Queensland in Architecture Australia (AA), co-authored by Sara Alidoust
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New article on housing in Queensland in Architecture Australia (AA), co-authored by Sara Alidoust

The current economic downturn has exposed, more clearly than ever, Australia’s shortage of social and affordable housing. Using Queensland as a focus, our roundtable discusses this shortage, while some diverse case studies from across the state demonstrate how resident-focused projects can fill the gap. Title: Housing initiatives and opportunities in Queenslan Authors: Cameron Bruhn and Sara … Continue reading

New article in UPR on master planned communities and aging, by Sara Alidoust
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New article in UPR on master planned communities and aging, by Sara Alidoust

Applying a qualitative methodology, this research suggested that Master Planned Community (MPC) developments play a core role, as a place, in creating opportunities to establish social ties for older people, whereas social life in conventional suburbs is interest-based. The research found that safety and community in MPCs were initially delivered as pre-fabricated commodities, as a … Continue reading