|Wednesday, June 24|
Grand designs for design policy: The High Life Study evaluation of apartment design and health
* Sarah Foster, The Centre for Urban Research, RMIT University, Australia
Dr Sarah Foster is a senior research fellow at The Centre for Urban Research, RMIT University, in Melbourne Australia. Her research focuses on furthering our understanding of the impact of the urban environment on a range of social and health outcomes. She currently leads a research program examining the policy and practice of designing healthy equitable higher density communities. This includes The High Life Study a multi-city project funded by the West Australian Health Promotion Foundation that examines the relationship between apartment design policy and standards, and residents health and wellbeing. She is an Honorary Research Fellow at the University of Western Australia, and a member of the West Australian State Design Review Panel as a specialist in public health.