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How easy is it for older people to walk around Australia’s regional and rural cities? This project measures walkability specifically for older people in regional and rural cities, including selecting and validating appropriate factors which contribute to this measure. Mapping and analysing walkability helps councils to better address this important component of liveability, allowing increased access to social and economic life and improved health and wellbeing for older regional and rural Australians.
This project is a collaboration between researchers at Charles Sturt University and council staff at AlburyCity, and is funded by a NSW FACS Liveable Communities grant. The project runs from July 2018-June 2019.