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Presented by Gabrielle Rancourt, MSc
Université de Montréal
INTERACT is developing a mixed methods toolkit that can be deployed in any city to assess the impact of urban transformation on health. A Geographic information system (GIS) and related interactive map-based questionnaires facilitate the documentation of urban form changes. Population health is captured through a combination of online health and socio-spatial questionnaires, a smartphone app for GPS, accelerometer, and well-being EMA data capture, and qualitative interview guides.
The INTERACT method captures various hedonic and eudaimonic dimensions of well-being and opens the possibility for complex analyses on which urban changes lead to changing health behaviour and improved well-being. In addition to extending the evidence base on urban form and mental health, a major result of INTERACT is the refinement of a suite of tools and indicators that can be used by researchers, government, and stakeholders to track and analyse the health and social impacts of urban form interventions over time.
Rancourt G, Winters M, Fuller D, Bell S, Berscheid J, Brondeel R, Cantinotti M, Datta G, Gough M, Laberee K, Lewis P, Lord S, McKay H, Morency C, Muhajarine N, Nelson T, Ottoni C, Poirier Stephens Z, Pugh C, Shareck M, Sims-Gould J, Sones M, Stanley K, Thierry B, Wasfi R, Kestens Y. Monitoring the impact of urban form changes on well-being and inequality: the INTERACT Method. Poster presentation at: American Public Health Association Conference; November 2018; San Diego, CA.