Speaker Series: Liveable Cities for All: Are we there yet?

November 3, 2021

Professor Billie Giles-Corti is a Distinguished Professor and a VC Professorial Fellow at RMIT University and leads the Healthy Liveable Cities Group in the Centre for Urban Research.

Liveable Cities for All: Are we there yet?

With the Institute for Public Health Global Health Center

For many years, Melbourne, Australia has dined out on being recognised by The Economist as the most liveable city in the world. While this global recognition is a source of great pride and an excellent marketing tool for cities across the globe that are dubbed ‘most liveable’ – is this measure of liveability fit for purpose when considering the lived experience of city dwellers? Drawing on almost a decade of research, in this talk I will consider: What is a liveable city? How are we measuring liveability? Are we creating liveable cities for all? If not, why not? And perhaps most importantly, why liveability is important if we are concerned about creating cities that facilitate healthy and sustainable lifestyles that support both individual and planetary health.

This event was part of Global Health Week.