Neighbourhoods are critical contexts for health, safety and well-being. In the face of significant urban growth, understanding and enhancing neighbourhood networks and cohesion are high priorities in Australia and internationally. Drawing on longitudinal survey data from 148 Brisbane suburbs combined with census and spatial data, this project will be the first to examine how a neighbourhood┬┐s physical and socio-structural context influences neighbourhood networks and cohesion over time and across the landscape of an entire city. Results will advance scientific understanding of neighbourhood networks and cohesion, provide unique insights into its underpinning drivers, and inform urban policy.

Project members

Professor Jonathan Corcoran

Professor
School of Earth and Environmental Sciences