Case Study launch: Urban Design for Wellbeing and Mental Health



Date: Thursday 25 July

Time: 4:30pm - 6pm

Location: Adelaide Botanic Garden, Goodman Building Lecture Room - enter off Hackney Road. Ticketed parking available.

Tickets:  Register via Eventbrite before Monday 22 July.


Join us for this case study launch which examines how Greater Adelaide applies key principles of urban design to improve population wellbeing and mental health.

This unique case study was developed in response to an invitation by the International Centre for Urban Design and Mental Health.

Come along if you are interested in Adelaide's future prosperity in relation to urban life, urban design, urban planning, Green Adelaide, Healthy Parks - Healthy People, Wellbeing, Mental Health or the Active Living Coalition.

 The launch will include an address from project partners, as well as light refreshments.


About the Case Study

Designed for the good life, greater Adelaide in South Australia is defined by its liveability, characterised by its thriving arts and cultural scene, premium food and wine, affordable living, short commute times, stunning beaches and a unique natural environment.

Yet amid the prosperity, Adelaide faces several persistent economic, cultural, social and environmental challenges that threaten individual and collective well-being.

The Adelaide Case Study was co-authored by a range of partners across health and wellbeing, urban design and planning, arts and culture, from State and Local Government and industry peak bodies and service providers with a threefold purpose to:

  • Promote Adelaide's capability in this field to the relevant global professional community

  • Identify and build on our weaknesses

  • Bring together the many excellent practitioners and leaders contributing to this field in diverse ways Adelaide to connect and better understand each other’s work and genuinely collaborate - to know what each other is doing, avoid overlaps and identify gaps.

The Adelaide Case Study serves as an essential base document from which to drive this work into the future.

The partners include:

  • Office of Design and Architecture SA

  • Adelaide and Mount Lofty Ranges Natural Resources Management Board

  • Wellbeing and Resilience Centre at SAHMRI

  • Health Parks Healthy People - SA Health and the Department for the Environment and Water

  • Urban Mind

  • Australian Institute of Architects SA

  • Australian Institute of Landscape Architects SA

  • Planning Institute of Australia

  • Australian Institute of Urban Studies SA

  • City of Adelaide.

A very limited number of the printed publications are available. The digital version is currently published on the International Centre for Urban Design and Mental Health’s website, along with other cities leading in this field: