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      City deals and health equity in Sydney, Australia 

      Harris, Patrick; Fisher, Matt; Friel, Sharon; Sainsbury, Peter; Harris, Elizabeth; De Leeuw, Evelyne; Baum, Fran (2022-01)

      City Deals’ are new governance instruments for urban development. Vast evidence exists on the relationship between urban factors and health equity, but little research applies a health equity lens to urban policy-making. This paper does precisely that for the Western Sydney City Deal (WSCD) in Australia. We conducted a critical discourse analysis of publicly available documents and interviews with the WSCD’s main architects, applying insights from relevant theories. We find ‘pro-growth’ discourse to encourage economic investment dominates any ...