Barriers and Facilitators of Neighbourhood Networks and Cohesion (2015–2017)
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.