Special Section on Child and Youth Mobility: Current Research and Nascent Themes

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Selima Sultana, Professor (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
Web Site: http://library.uncg.edu/

Abstract: Our motivation for this special section can partially be attributed to William Black’s contributions to the proceedings of the 2007 Anderson Distinguished Lecture in Applied Geography, and Barry Wellar’s 2007 Fleming Lecture in Transportation Geography. Both scholars discussed the longer-term efficacy of targeting children and youth for transport planning intervention. We were also motivated by our own research into child and youth mobility, work that largely focuses on the tension between the declining use of active transport in the west and the increasing prevalence of sedentary behaviour, physical inactivity, and obesity among children and youth.

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Journal of Transport Geography. Vol 20(1): 31–33
Language: English
Date: 2012
mobility, children, youth, transport planning, transportation geography

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