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dc.contributor.authorWoolcock, Geoffreyen_US
dc.contributor.editorP. Maginn, R. Jonesen_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-03T15:22:53Z
dc.date.available2017-05-03T15:22:53Z
dc.date.issued2009en_US
dc.date.modified2012-08-13T22:59:59Z
dc.identifier.refurihttp://www.promaco.com.au/2009/soac/en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/29808
dc.description.abstractIn recent years, a number of liveability and benchmarking indices and studies have been published to assess the relative position of various 'global cities' against each other in various categories. These liveability measures are typically used as a tool to make comparisons between cities with various outcome 'scores' receiving widespread media attention. Results are increasingly publicised by cities that score highly, particularly to secure business and human capital, and by companies to determine remuneration and conditions for expatriates. In Australia, there has been considerable attention devoted to focusing more on the general quality-of-life of a city from the perspective of existing citizens under the guise of 'liveability'. There is growing evidence that such measures are being taken up increasingly by larger urban local governments to track progress in improving elements of liveability in the community. However, to date, there is no established theoretical framework or uniform definition of liveability. This paper seeks to 'unpack' both a) the liveability literature as it applies to Australia's cities and b) the range of measurement and indicator frameworks that currently purport to assess urban liveability. In doing so, the paper will draw attention to the significant gaps that exist in both these literatures, particularly with respect to comprehensively understanding urban quality of life. An alternative paradigm that draws on the more considered and burgeoning international community wellbeing indicators movement will be proposed as a more helpful means of sustaining progressive urban social and public policy.en_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.description.publicationstatusYesen_US
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dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.publisherPromaco Conventionsen_US
dc.publisher.placeBateman, WAen_US
dc.publisher.urihttp://soac.fbe.unsw.edu.au/2009/Menu.htmlen_US
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationNen_US
dc.relation.ispartofconferencenameState of Australian Cities (SOAC)en_US
dc.relation.ispartofconferencetitleState of Australian Cities: National Conferenceen_US
dc.relation.ispartofdatefrom2009-11-24en_US
dc.relation.ispartofdateto2009-11-27en_US
dc.relation.ispartoflocationPerth, Australiaen_US
dc.rights.retentionYen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchApplied Sociology, Program Evaluation and Social Impact Assessmenten_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode160801en_US
dc.titleMeasuring Up?: Assessing the Liveability of Australian Citiesen_US
dc.typeConference outputen_US
dc.type.descriptionE1 - Conference Publications (HERDC)en_US
dc.type.codeE - Conference Publicationsen_US
gro.facultyGriffith Sciences, Griffith School of Environmenten_US
gro.rights.copyrightCopyright remains with the authors 2009. The attached file is reproduced here in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. For information about this conference please refer to the conference’s website or contact the authors.en_US
gro.date.issued2009
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