Urban Neighbourhoods and Health

«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