Urban Neighbourhoods and Health

Witten, K., Carroll, P., Calder-Dawe, O., Smith, M., Field, A., Hosking, J., & Future Streets Team. (2018). Te Ara Mua –Future Streets: Knowledge exchange and the highs and lows of researcher-practitioner collaboration to design active travel infrastructure. Journal of Transport & Health, 9, 34-33. A440

Chapman, R., Keall, M., Howden-Chapman, P., Grams, M., Witten, K., Randal, E., Woodward, A. (2018). A Cost Benefit Analysis of an Active Travel Intervention with Health and Carbon Emission Reduction Benefits. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 15(5), 962. A436

Ikeda, E., Stewart, T., Garrett, N., Egli, V., Mandic, S., Hosking, J., Witten, K., Hawley, G., Shadan Tautolo, E., Rodda, J., Moore, A., Smith, M. (2018). Built environment associates of active school travel in New Zealand children and youth: A systematic meta-analysis using individual participant data. Journal of Transport & Health, In Press, Corrected Proof, Available online 1 May, doi: 10.1016/j.jth.2018.1004.1007. A434

Ergler, C., Kearns, R., & Witten, K. (2016). Exploring children's seasonal play to promote active lifestyles in Auckland, New Zealand. Health & Place, 41, 67-77 [Abstract]. A388

Oliver, M., McPhee, J., Carroll, P., Ikeda, E., Mavoa, S., Mackay, L., Kearns, R., Kytta, M., Asiasiga, L., Garrett, N., Lin, J., Mackett, R., Zinn, C., Moewaka Barnes, H., Egli, V., Prendergast, K., & Witten, K. (2016). Neighbourhoods for Active Kids: Study protocol for a cross-sectional examination of neighbourhood features and children’s physical activity, active travel, independent mobility and body size. BMJ Open, 6, e013377 [Link]. A392

Chaudhury, M., Oliver, M., Badland, H., & Witten, K. (2016). Using the Public Open Space Attributable Index tool to assess children’s public open space use and access by independent mobility. Children’s Geographies, doi: 10.1080/14733285.14732016.11214684 [Link]. A391

Oliver, M., Parker, K., Witten, K., Mavoa, S., Badland, H., Chaudury, M., & Kearns, R. (2016). Children’s out-of-school independent mobility, active travel, and physical activity: A cross-sectional examination from the Kids in the City study. Journal of Physical Activity and Health, 13(3), 318-324. A389

Carroll, P., Witten, K., & Kearns, R. (2015). Kids in the City: everyday life in inner-city Auckland. In C. Freeman & P. Tranter (Eds.), Risk, Protection, Provision and Policy (in Volume 12 of Skelton, T. (editor-in-chief), Geographies of Children and Young People). Singapore: Springer Springer Science+Business Media. SB62

Witten, K., & Carroll, P. (2015). Children's neighborhoods: places of play or spaces of fear? In K. Nairn & P. Kraftl (Eds.), Space, Landscape, and Environment (in Volume 3 of Skelton, T. (editor-in-chief), Geographies of Children and Young People). Singapore: Springer Springer Science+Business Media. SB61

Oliver, M., Mavoa, S., Badland, H., Parker, K., Donovan, P., Kearns, R., Lin, E.-Y., & Witten, K. (2015). Associations between the neighbourhood built environment and out of school physical activity and active travel: An examination from the Kids in the City study. Health & Place, 36, 57-64. doi:10.1016/j.healthplace.2015.09.005. A366

Badland, H., Kearns, R., Carroll, P., Oliver, M., Mavoa, S., Donovan, P., Parker, K., Chaudhury, M., Lin, J., & Witten, K. (2015). Development of a systems model to visualise the complexity of children's independent mobility. Children’s Geographies, Published online: 16 Mar 2015, doi:10.1080/14733285.14732015.11021240. A361

Badland, H., Donovan, P., Mavoa, S., Oliver, M., Chaudhury, M., & Witten, K. (2015). Assessing neighbourhood destination access for children: Development of the NDAI-C audit tool. Environment and Planning B: Planning and Design, 42, doi:10.1068/b140009p. A362

Carroll, P., Witten, K., Kearns, R., & Donovan, P. (2015) Kids in the City: Children's use and experiences of urban neighbourhoods in Auckland, New Zealand. Journal of Urban Design, published online 23 Jun 2015, doi:10.1080/13574809.13572015.11044504. A360

Witten, K., Kearns, R., & Carroll, P. (2015). Urban inclusion as wellbeing; exploring children’s accounts of confronting diversity on inner city streets. Social Science and Medicine, Available online 14 January, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.socscimed.2015.1001.1016. A353

Witten, K., Kearns, R., Carroll, P., Asiasiga, L., & Tava'e Fa'avale, N. (2014). New Zealand parents' understandings of the intergenerational decline in children's independent outdoor activity. In M. Roche, J. Mansvelt, R. Prince, et al. (Eds.), Engaging Geographies: Landscapes, Lifecourses and Mobilities (pp. 155-174). Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing. SB60

Chapman, R., Howden-Chapman, P., Keall, M., Witten, K., Abrahamse, W., Woodward, A., Muggeridge, D., Beetham, J., & Grams, M. (2014). Increasing active travel: aims, methods and baseline measures of a quasi-experimental study. BMC Public Health, 14(935), DOI: 10.1186/1471-2458-1114-1935. A348

«Oliver, M., Badland, H., Mavoa, S., Witten, K., Kearns, R., Ellaway, A., Hinckson, E., Mackay, L., & Schluter, P. (2014). Environmental and socio-demographic associates of children's active transport to school: a cross-sectional investigation from the URBAN Study. International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, 11(70), http://www.ijbnpa.org/content/11/11/70. A346. A346

Oliver, M., Mavoa, S., Badland, H., Carroll, P., Asiasiga, L., Tavae, N., Kearns, R., & Witten, K. (2014). What constitutes a trip? Examining child journey attributes using GPS and self-report. Children's Geographies, 12(2), 249-256. A338

Macmillan, A., Connor, J., Witten, K., Kearns, R., Rees, D., & Woodward, A. (2014). The Societal Costs and Benefits of Commuter Bicycling: Simulating the Effects of Specific Policies Using System Dynamics Modeling. Environmental Health Perspectives, 122(4), 335–344. doi.org/10.1289/ehp.1307250. A337

Carroll, P., Asiasiga, L., Tav’ae, N., & Witten, K. (2013). Kids in the City: Differing Perceptions of One Neighbourhood in Aotearoa / New Zealand. In R. Coles & Z. Millman (Eds.), Landscape, Wellbeing and Environment (pp. 129-146). London: Routledge. SB59

Ergler, C., Kearns, R., & Witten, K. (2013). Managed childhoods: a social history of play. In N. Higgins & C. Freeman (Eds.), Childhoods: Growing up in Aotearoa/New Zealand (pp. 110-125). Dunedin: Otago University Press. SB58

Witten, K., Kearns, R., Carroll, P., Asiasiga, L., & Tava'e, N. (2013). New Zealand parents' understandings of the intergenerational decline in children's independent outdoor play and active travel. Children's Geographies, Available online 3 April, doi: 10.1080/14733285.2013.779839. A321

Ergler, C., Kearns, R., & Witten, K. (2013). Seasonal and locational variations in children's play: Implications for wellbeing. Social Science and Medicine, 91, 178-185. A357

Badland, H., Oliver, M., Kearns, R., Mavoa, S., Witten, K., Duncan, M., & Batty, G. (2012). Association of neighbourhood residence and preferences with the built environment, work-related travel behaviours, and health implications for employed adults: Findings from the URBAN study. Social Science and Medicine, 75(8), 1469-1476. A308

Witten, K., Blakely, T., Bagheri, N., Badland, H., Ivory, V., Pearce, J., Mavoa, S., Hinckson, E., & Schofield, G. (2012). Neighborhood Built Environment and Transport and Leisure Physical Activity: Findings Using Objective Exposure and Outcome Measures in New Zealand. Environmental Health Perspectives, 120(7), 971-977 http://dx.doi.org/910.1289/ehp.1104584. A307

Mavoa, S., Witten, K., McCreanor, T., & O’Sullivan, D. (2012). GIS based destination accessibility via public transit and walking in Auckland, New Zealand. Journal of Transport Geography, 20(1), 15-22. A299

Badland, H., Oliver, M., Kearns, R., Mavoa, S., Witten, K., Duncan, M., & Batty, G. (2012). Association of neighbourhood residence and preferences with the built environment, work-related travel behaviours, and health implications for employed adults: Findings from the URBAN study. Social Science and Medicine, 75(8), 1469-1476. A308

Ivory, V., Witten, K., Salmond, C., Lin, E.-Y., You, R., & Blakely, T. (2012). The New Zealand Index of Neighbourhood Social Fragmentation: integrating theory and data. Environment and Planning A, 44, 972-988. A303

«Lin, E.-Y., Witten, K., Casswell, S., & You, R. Q. (2012). Neighbourhood matters: Perceptions of neighbourhood cohesiveness and associations with alcohol, cannabis and tobacco use. Drug and Alcohol Review, 31(4), 402-412. A289

Mavoa, S., Oliver, M., Witten, K., & Badland, H. (2011). Linking GPS and travel diary data using sequence alignment in a study of children’s independent mobility. International Journal of Health Geographics, 10(64), http://www.ij-healthgeographics.com/content/10/11/64. A294

 Witten, K., Huakau, J., & Mavoa, S. (2011). Social and recreational travel: The destinations, travel modes and CO2 emissions of New Zealand households. Social Policy Journal of New Zealand, 37, 1-13. A279

Witten, K., Pearce, J., & Day, P. (2011). Neighbourhood Destination Accessibility Index: A GIS tool for measuring infrastructure support for neighbourhood physical activity. Environment and Planning A, 43, 205-223. A317

 Oliver, M., Witten, K., Kearns, R., Mavoa, S., Badland, H., Carroll, P., Drumheller, C., Tavae, N., Asiasiga, L., Jelley, S., Kaiwai, H., Opit, S., Lin, E.-Y., Sweetsur, P., Moewaka Barnes, H., Mason, N., & Ergler, C. (2011). Kids in the city study: research design and methodology. BMC Public Health, 11(587). A284

Witten, K., Abrahamse, W., & Stuart, K. (Eds.). (2011). Growth Misconduct? Avoiding Sprawl and Improving Urban Intensification in New Zealand. Wellington: New Zealand Centre for Sustainable Cities, University of Otago.

Witten, K., & Carroll, P. (2011). Intensification, housing affordability and families: Learning from the Auckland CBD. In K. Witten, W. Abrahamse & K. Stuart (Eds.), Growth Misconduct? Avoiding Sprawl and Improving Urban Intensification in New Zealand (pp. 79-89). Wellington: New Zealand Centre for Sustainable Cities, University of Otago. SB55

Carroll, P., Witten, K., & Kearns, R. (2011). Housing Intensification in Auckland New Zealand: Implications for Children and Families. Housing Studies, 26(3), 353-367. A278

Badland, H., Keam, R., Witten, K., & Kearns, R. (2010). Examining Public Open Spaces by Neighborhood-Level Walkability and Deprivation. Journal of Physical Activity and Health, 7(6), 818-824. A270

 Badland, H., Opit, S., Witten, K., Kearns, R., & Mavoa, S. (2010). Can virtual streetscape audits reliably replace physical streetscape audits? Journal of Urban Health, 87(6), 1007-1016. A269

 Witten, K. (2010). Ways of walking: Ethnography and practice [Review]. New Zealand Geographer, 66, 91-92. A260

 Badland, H., Duncan, M., Oliver, M., Duncan, J., & Mavoa, S. (2010). Examining commute routes: applications of GIS and GPS technology. Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine, Published online 20 March, http://www.springerlink.com/content/a1585475m1585428j1585474w1585410/. A256

 Oliver, M., Badland, H., Mavoa, S., Duncan, M., & Duncan, J. (2010). Combining GPS, GIS and accelerometry: Methodological issues in the assessment of location and intensity of travel behaviors. Journal of Physical Activity and Health, 7(1), 102-108. A255

 Stevenson, A., Pearce, J., Blakely, T., Ivory, V., & Witten, K. (2009). Neighbourhoods and health: A review of the New Zealand literature. New Zealand Geographer, 65, 211-221. A240

Badland, H., Schofield, G., Witten, K., Schluter, P., Mavoa, S., Kearns, R., Hinckson, E., Oliver, M., Kaiwai, H., Jensen, V., Ergler, C., McGrath, L., & McPhee, J. (2009). Understanding the Relationship between Activity and Neighbourhoods (URBAN) Study: research design and methodology BMC Public Health 9(224), doi:10.1186/1471-2458-1189-1224. A238

Pearce, J., Hiscock, R., Blakely, T., & Witten, K. (2008). The contextual effects of neighbourhood access to supermarkets and convenience stores on individual fruit and vegetable consumption. Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, 62, 198-201. A230

Hiscock, R., Pearce, J., Blakely, T., & Witten, K. (2008). Is neighborhood access to health care provision associated with individual-level utilization and satisfaction? Health Services Research, 43(6), 2183-2200. A227

Greenaway, S., McCreanor, T., & Witten, K. (2008). Reducing CO2 emissions from domestic travel: Exploring the social and health impacts. EcoHealth, 5, 504-512. A233

Pearce, J., Witten, K., Hiscock, R., & Blakely, T. (2008). Regional and urban - rural variations in the association of neighbourhood deprivation with community resource access: a national study. Environment and Planning A, 40, 2469-2489. A223

Pearce, J., Hiscock, R., Blakely, T., & Witten, K. (2008). A national study of the association between neighbourhood access to fast food outlets and the diet and weight of local residents. Health and Place, doi:10.1016/j.healthplace.2008.04.003. A215

Witten, K., Hiscock, R., Pearce, J., & Blakely, T. (2008). Neighbourhood access to open spaces and the physical activity of residents: a national study. Preventive Medicine, 47, 299-303. A214

Pearce, J., Day, P., & Witten, K. (2008). Neighbourhood provision of food and alcohol retailing and social deprivation in urban New Zealand. Urban Policy and Research, 26(2), 213-227. A213

Pearce, J., Blakely, T., Witten, K., & Bartie, P. (2007). Neighborhood deprivation and access to fast-food retailing: a national study. American Journal of Preventive Medicine, 32(5), 375-382. A198

Pearce, J., Witten, K., Hiscock, R., & Blakely, T. (2007). Are socially disadvantaged neighbourhoods deprived of health-related community resources? International Journal of Epidemiology, 36, 348-355. A195

Kearns, R., McCreanor, T., & Witten, K. (2006). Healthy communities. In C. Freeman & M. Thompson-Fawcett (Eds.), Living Together: Towards Inclusive Communities in New Zealand (pp. 241-257). Dunedin: University of Otago Press. SB42

Witten, K. (2006). Getting places in New Zealand neighbourhoods. In C. Brebbia & V. Dolezal (Eds.), Urban Transport XII: Urban Transport and the Environment in the 21st Century (pp. 567-578). Southhampton, Boston: WIT Press. SB38

Pearce, J., Witten, K., & Bartie, P. (2006). Neighbourhoods and health: a GIS approach to measuring community resource accessibility. Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, 60, 389-395. A186

Kearns, R., McCreanor, T., & Witten, K. (2005). Linking health, place and healthy communities. Territoris, 5, 189-203. A183

Field, A., Witten, K., Robinson, E., & Pledger, M. (2004). Who gets to what? Equity in access to community resources in two New Zealand cities. Urban Policy and Research, 22, 189-205. A160

Witten, K., McCreanor, T., & Kearns, R. (2003). The place of neighbourhood in social cohesion: Insights from Massey, West Auckland. Urban Policy and Research, 21, 321-338. A154

Witten, K., Exeter, D., & Field, A. (2003). The quality of urban environments: mapping variation in access to community resources. Urban Studies, 140, 161-177. A144