Kids in the City – children’s independent mobility and physical activity in suburban neighbourhoods

This three year research project funded in 2010 by the Health Research Council investigates how urban neighbourhood environments can facilitate children’s independent mobility (IM – outdoor play and travelling to destinations unsupervised), thereby influencing their levels of physical activity (PA) and participation in daily life.

This study is contributing children’s experience and voice to urban planning to ensure children’s health and wellbeing are to the fore in the transition to higher density neighbourhoods in Auckland and elsewhere in Aotearoa/New Zealand.

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