School of Population Health

RESIDential Environment Study (RESIDE) II

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Butler WAThe RESIDE project commenced in 2003 as a longitudinal natural experiement of the impact of urban design on health. This project, RESIDE II, builds upon the original RESIDE project. This second phase aims to examine the longer-term health impacts of urban design on heath status and to translate the research findings into policy and practice.

The RESIDE II project aims to:
1. evaluate the long-term impact of the Liveable Neighbourhood guidelines and urban design on health.  This includes walking, cycling, public transport use, sedentary behaviour , weight status and mental health in adults
2. examine the relationship between home and neighbourhood food availability and eating behaviours
3. examine opportunities for, and participation in, physical and social activities and their relationship with mental health
4. develop, trial and validate new Geographic Information Systems (GIS) tools for measuring the built and food environments influence on behaviours and health
5.    facilitate the translation of research findings into policy and practice.


The study is of national and international significance. It has received Healthway funding ($749,000).

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