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Johannes Pieters

Conference paper

Families, children and car: the environmental cost of chauffeuring children

Parenting responsibilities in the context of children’s mobility have been subject to a substantial change over the last few decades. Children’s current activities and travel patterns are significantly different to the previous generations when they were at the same age. Today’s children are exposed to...
Journal article

Children's everyday freedoms: local government policies on children and sustainable mobility in two Australian states

While the significant contribution of transport in greenhouse gas emissions is well researched, the pivotal role that children's transport plays in these trends is not fully understood.
Journal article

Children and sustainable mobility: small feet making smaller carbon footprints

Whilst there is an extensive body of research on the social and environmental concerns associated with private car usage and the role of the built environment and urban form in sustainable travel, there is limited focus on children’s active contribution to these trends, both as...
Conference paper

Unlocking the social and environmental benefits of child friendly places through active travel and active play

This paper discusses the preliminary findings of surveys from senior primary school aged children. The questions from these surveys capture the participants’ travel patterns and their use of public places along with their play habits. The concept of ecological psychology, namely affordances, behaviour settings and...
Conference paper

Adjustment to Retrenchment – A case of challenging the global economy in the suburbs?

The State of Australian Cities (SOAC) national conferences have been held biennially since 2003 to support interdisciplinary policy-related urban research. This paper was presented at SOAC 6, held in Sydney from 26-29 November 2013. SOAC 6was the largest conference to date, with over 180 papers...