Social Sustainability

Exploring the policy and planning links between land use, transport, environmental sustainability, social inclusion and wellbeing.

This research explores the policy and planning links between land use, transport, environmental sustainability, social inclusion and wellbeing. The work seeks to better understand the role of land use and transport in fostering the wellbeing of people and communities who are at risk of being excluded from societal benefits and experience the greatest disadvantages in the context of continuing climate change. These issues are considered in urban and rural environments, with reference to developed and developing countries.

Aims and activities

  • To undertake research in the field that seeks to better understand the facilitators and inhibitors to achieving social and environmental sustainability.
  • The aim is for this work to lead to practical outcomes with improved policy and planning by practitioners and more inclusive involvement of local communities. This is achieved through close local liaisons with government, as well as influencing global players in this area.
  • To work closely with other colleagues in Australia and internationally.
  • To disseminate findings with publications and conversations in order to contribute to the building of knowledge in this area and establishing a wider network of influence.

Publications

Stanley, JK & Stanley JR (2018) The Value of Getting There: Mobility for Stronger Australian Regions, Policy Paper 10, Bus and Coach Industry, Canberra, ACT.

Stanley, J. (2018) Social exclusion: Concepts and methodologies, in Zhang, J. & Feng, C-M, (eds.) Routledge Handbook of Transport in Asia, Routledge.

Perez Barbosa, D., Stanley, J., and Zhang, J. (2018) Social exclusion and the place of urban passenger transport in developing Asian countries, in Zhang, J. & Feng, C-M, (eds.) Routledge Handbook of Transport in Asia, Routledge.

Chikaraishi, M., Stanley, J., Fujiwara, A., & Zhang, J. (2018) Social exclusion and transport in an aging and shrinking society , in Zhang, J. & Feng, C-M, (eds.) Routledge Handbook of Transport in Asia, Routledge.

Stanley, JK & Stanley JR (2018) The Value of Getting There: Mobility for Stronger Australian Regions, Policy Paper 10, Bus and Coach Industry, Canberra, ACT.

Lowe, C., Stanley, J.R. & Stanley J.S. (2018) Sense of Community Responsibility as Determinant of Corporate Responsibility, Research in Transportation Economics

Stanley, J. & Stanley, J. (2018) Social exclusion: The role of mobility and bridging social capital in regional Australia, Transportation Research A

Stanley, JK, & Stanley J.R. and Hansen, R. (2017) How Great Cities Happen: Integrating People, Land Use and Transport, Edward Elgar, UK.

Stanley, J. (2017) Equity in Recovery, in A. March, & M. Kornakova (Eds.) Urban Planning for Disaster Recovery, pp. 31-46, Elsevier, UK.

Cao, D., Stanley, J. and Stanley, J. (2017) Indicators of socio-spatial transport disadvantage for inter-island transport planning in rural Philippine communities, Social Inclusion, 5 (4) 116-131

Stanley, J. R. & Stanley, J. K. (2017) The importance of transport for social inclusion, Social Inclusion, 5 (4) 108-115.

Stanley, JR (2016) Cities of the Future: What Should Be Their Form? MSSI Issues Paper No. 7, October.

Stanley, J., Stanley, J. and Davis, S. (2015) Connecting Neighbourhoods: The 20 minute city, Bus and Coach Industry Policy Paper 4’. Bus Industry Confederation, Australia, ACT.

Stanley, J.K. & Stanley J.R. (2015) Equity in transport, in Nash, C. (ed.). Handbook in Methods and Applications in Transport Economics and Policy, pp. 418-436, Edward Elgar Publishing, UK.

Wines, G., Graham, M., Scarborough, H., Stanley, J., & Wallis, A. (2014) Establishment and development of CONNECTU: The first 12 months: Interim Research Report, Deakin and Monash University.

Stanley, J.R. (2014) Climate Change: A New Challenge for Social Policy, in McClelland, A. & Smyth, P (eds) Social Policy in Australia: Understanding for Action, 3rd ed. Oxford University Press, Australia.

Cordoba, D., Stanley, J. & Stanley, J. (2014) Reducing social exclusion in highly disadvantaged districts in Medellin, Columbia, through the provision of a cable-car, Social Inclusion, 2, 4, 1-13.

Stanley, J. & Stanley, J. (2013) Social exclusion and travel, in Ettema, D., Gärling, T. & Friman, M., (Eds.) Handbook of Sustainable Travel, Springer, London, pp.165-184.

Stanley, J. & NIEIR (2013), The Social And Economic Impact Of Funding Cuts To Chisholm Institute On The South East Councils Of Greater Melbourne, MSI, Monash University.

Griggs, D., Carey, M., Curtis, J., Kestin, T., Rigby. K. Stanley, J., Thwaites, J., Wallis, P., Ward, M. (2013), Workshop on valuing adaptation, 11-12 December 2012, MSI, Melbourne.

Read, P.A., Stanley, J.R., Vella-Brodrick, D.A. & Griggs, D. (2013) Towards a contraction & convergence target based on population life expectancies since 1960, Environment, Development and Sustainability, 15, 5, 1173-1187.

Vella-Brodrick, D. & Stanley, J. (2013) The significance of transport mobility in predicting well-being, Transport Policy, 29, 236–242.

Stanley, J. & Lucas, K. (2013) Workshop 6: The public agenda: What is working and what is missing, Research in Transportation Economics, Volume 39, Issue 1, pp.1-308.

Pendrey, C., Carey, M. & Stanley, J. (2013) Impacts of extreme weather on the health and well-being of people who are homeless, Australian Journal of Primary Health, 20, 1, 2-3.

Stanley, J. & Stanley, J. (2013) Social exclusion and travel, in Ettema, D., Gärling, T. & Friman, M., (Eds.) Handbook of Sustainable Travel, Springer, London, pp.165-184.

Stanley, J.K., Stanley, J.R., & Hensher, D. (2012) Mobility, social capital and sense of community: What value? Urban Studies 49, 2012 3595 - 3609.

Stanley, J.R. & Banks, M. (2012) Transport Needs Analysis for Getting There and Back: Report for Transport Connections: Shires of Moyne and Corangamite, June.

Stanley, J.R. & Read, P. (2012) Documented Community Needs in the City of Boroondara, Camcare, June.

Stanley, J.R. & Stanley, J.K. (2012) Improving Personal Mobility Opportunities in Regional Areas: A Report to BusVic by Monash Sustainability Institute, June.

Pendrey, C., Carey, M., Stanley, J. (2012) Climate change, extreme weather and the health and wellbeing of people who are homeless: Report to participants, March, MSI.

Stanley, J.K. & Stanley, J.R. (2011) Policy perspectives: A view from outside government, ed. G. Currie, New Perspectives and Methods in Transport and Social Exclusion Research, pp. 277-296, Emerald Books, UK

Stanley, J.R (2011) Social exclusion, New Perspective and Methods in Transport and Social Exclusion Research, pp. 27-44, Emerald Press, UK

Stanley, J. (2011) Measuring social exclusion, ed. G. Currie, New Perspective and Methods in Transport and Social Exclusion Research, pp.77-90, Emerald Press, UK

Stanley, J. & Vella-Brodrick, D. (2011) What leads to social inclusion? An examination of trips, social capital and well-being, ed. G. Currie, New Perspective and Methods in Transport and Social Exclusion Research, pp.187-200, Emerald Press, UK.

Argyiou, M. & Stanley, J. (2010) The igreen and Y Green projects: The potential Benefits From Project Expansion, MSI Report 1/01, January, Commissioned by Dusseldorf Skills Forum.

Stanley, J K, Hensher D., Stanley, J R & Vella-Brodrick, D. (2011) Mobility, social exclusion and well-being: exploring the links, Transportation Research A, 45, 8, 789-801.

Stanley, J., Hensher, D, Stanley, J., Currie, G., & Greene, W. (2011) Social Exclusion and the Value of Mobility. Journal of Transport Economics and Policy, 45, 2, 197-222.

Stanley, J. & Mulley, C. (2010) Workshop report: Social inclusion, Research in Transportation Economics, 29, 275-279

Stanley, J., Stanley, J. Vella-Brodrick, D. & Currie, G., (2010) The place of transport in facilitating social inclusion via the mediating influence of social capital, Research in Transportation Economics, 29, 280-286.

Research team

Affiliated with Transport, Health and Urban Design Hub

A/Prof Janet Stanley, Melbourne Sustainable Society Institute

Prof John Stanley, Sydney University

Dr Chris Lowe, Bus Association Victoria