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Seemingly endless urban sprawl has resulted in Australian suburbs becoming car-dominant, and a detriment to residents' health. Photo: Shutterstock

How town planning can improve health and wellbeing in the suburbs

The way our contemporary suburbs have been designed is literally making us ill. 

For the past 20 years, Australian suburbs have become increasingly car dependent, dominated by separated land uses and streets with limited access for pedestrians – despite the fact that around 40 per cent of the popul…

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