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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2017, 14(6), 607; doi:10.3390/ijerph14060607

Getting to Know a Place: Built Environment Walkability and Children’s Spatial Representation of Their Home-School (h–s) Route

Faculty of Architecture and Town Planning, Technion—Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa 3200003, Israel
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Received: 22 March 2017 / Revised: 29 May 2017 / Accepted: 31 May 2017 / Published: 6 June 2017
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Social and Environmental Influences on Physical Activity Behaviours)
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The literature on environmental walkability to date has mainly focused on walking and related health outcomes. While previous studies suggest associations between walking and spatial knowledge, the associations between environmental walkability and spatial knowledge is yet to be explored. The current study addresses this lacuna in research by exploring children’s mental representations of their home-school (h–s) route, vis- View Full-Text
Keywords: walkability; built environment; spatial knowledge; children; school travel mode walkability; built environment; spatial knowledge; children; school travel mode
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Moran, M.R.; Eizenberg, E.; Plaut, P. Getting to Know a Place: Built Environment Walkability and Children’s Spatial Representation of Their Home-School (h–s) Route. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2017, 14, 607.

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