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Well-designed buildings, spaces and places contribute to a wide array of values and benefits that range from direct, tangible, financial benefits through to indirect, intangible, long term values, such as improved public health.

This week, we examine economic evaluations and the important role they play in healthy city interventions. In particular, we focus on the financial costs and benefits of making changes in sustainability and liveability.

As we’ll discover, it is government and industry who have substantial power to effect major changes in cities. Government and industry listen to the language of economic costs and benefits, so it is important to understand the role of conveying direct and indirect economic consequences of mobility changes.

Your mobility case study

You’ll also have the opportunity to apply your learning to your mobility case study. This week, we’ll be exploring a cycling or walking intervention in your chosen locality, and estimating the health and mortality impacts and the subsequent economic value of your intervention using the HEAT tool.

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Urban Mobility for Liveability

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