The aim of the Transport, Health and Urban Design Research Hub (THUD) is to explore the effects of urban form and transport on the health of city residents.
The structure of cities and neighbourhoods greatly influences the experiences and opportunities of residents, which in turn affects health and wellbeing, and ultimately the social, economic and environmental impact of the city.
For policy makers, urban designers/planners, and transport planners who shape our rapidly expanding cities, minimising exposure to health risks while maintaining or enhancing the mobility and accessibility of city residents needs to be a priority.
Planning the driverless city: what autonomous vehicles mean for Australasian cities
Autonomous vehicles may improve road safety, reduce car ownership, and reduce the need for parking. They may also entrench car dependency, encourage sprawl and shift investment away from vital public transport systems.
Safer cycling in the urban road environment
The study is the first comprehensive study in Australia that combines academic, government and community efforts to enhance cycling activity while addressing safety concerns.
Effects of feedback and incentive-based insurance on driving behaviours
The broader funded project is the first experimental study to examine the extent to which direct-feedback and incentive-based insurance modify a driver's behaviour.