ARTICLES OF INTEREST

Promoting active transport – How can we promote active transport in Perth and increase the uptake of cycling, whilst building community at the same time? Some US States are using the public library system to loan out bikes. Read about this interesting strategy here.

Participatory urban planning – PerthALIVE believe in participatory urban planning that enables all citizens to have a say in how the city is shaped. The new city plan for Auckland showcased a participative and inclusive co-design project that balanced market, state, and commons interests with the goal of becoming “the world’s most live able city. Read about the process here.

Urban villages – PerthALIVE champions Multi-Age Precincts (MAPs) which are essentially vibrant, multigenerational urban villages. Around the world the number of urban villages is growing. They are not just a physical space; but reflect a more interconnected, collective way of life. Read about some examples here.

Active transport in cities – PerthALIVE advocate for active transport in cities. Here is an example of a European city (Milan) that has successfully addressed congestion caused by high rates of car ownership by implementing a comprehensive mobility plan focussing on bike sharing and car sharing. Click here to read.

Community Solutions to the Loneliness Epidemic – PerthALIVE advocates for connected active strategies to build community connectedness in MAPs. This is one way to ward off loneliness – a free e-book from Shareable. Click here to read.

Social Wellbeing and Sociability in Multi-family Housing Design – this Executive Summary outlines how the built environment can support social wellbeing. Read it here.

Happy City’s Thriving Places Index measures wellbeing on the basis of social needs – here is an article from Shareable that presents an interesting index for measuring wellbeing: Click here to read.

Seniors Taking over Manhattan – Here’s an interesting article about how NYC became a global leader for senior living—one Zumba class at a time! Click here to read.

Apartment Living for Seniors – an interesting publication from the Urban Taskforce Australia.  Read the article here.

Christopher Leinberger: The WalkUP Wakeup Call.  Leinberger analyses the growth of walkable urban spaces in selected American cities. Read what he says here.