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The role of the changing built environment in shaping our shape

Giles-Corti, B., Robertson-Wilson, J., Wood, L. and Falconer, R. (2010) The role of the changing built environment in shaping our shape. In: Witten, K. and Pearce, J., (eds.) Geographies of Obesity: Environmental Understandings of the Obesity Epidemic. Routledge as part of the Taylor and Francis Group.

Link to Published Version: https://doi.org/10.4324/9781315584416
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Abstract

This quote from Harper Lee’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, set in the US state of Alabama in 1936, highlights a number of changes observed in the developed world post-World War II (WWII). In this brief passage, we read of children running unaccompanied in the street, a parent (Atticus) walking home from work, and the presence of local destinations (the post office) proximate to homes. In a few words, the quote underscores changes observed in the way we work, live, shop and commute, and speaks to the restrictions placed on children’s independent mobility in the twenty-first century.

Item Type: Book Chapter
Publisher: Routledge as part of the Taylor and Francis Group
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/64848
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