Institute of Cultural Studies – Western Sydney University
This mapping tool helps users understand quality of life by showing relative ‘accessibility’ of facilities and services based on personal priorities.
It supports the view that equity of access and opportunities, access to diversity of jobs, open space, facilities and services (including retail and health services), and reducing automobile dependency, can have a range of environmental, social and economic benefits that can improve quality of life.
The colour gradients on this map represent an area’s relative accessibility to the nearest local infrastructure (Trains, Shopping Centres, Schools, Hospitals) and therefore allowing the user to identify the most ‘liveable’ area in the city.
The relevance of each of the accessibility measures used in the mapping tool is briefly described in the drop down menu on the left