Journal article

Assessing neighbourhood destination access for children: development of the NDAI-C audit tool

Hannah Badland, Phil Donovan, Suzanne Mavoa, Melody Oliver, Moushumi Chaudhury, Karen Witten

Environment and Planning B Urban Analytics and City Science | SAGE PUBLICATIONS LTD | Published : 2015


Considerable societal changes across many countries have altered how children interact with their local environment, yet child-specific destination data have not been translated into a child-related destination accessibility index to further understand how neighbourhood locations support or hinder child mobility. Using data sourced from 238 9–11 year-old children living in Auckland, New Zealand, we aimed to: identify common destinations children travelled to; and develop a spatially derived objective index to quantify access to destinations that may support child mobility in the neighbourhood. Our findings show that children accessed a wide range of destinations during their daily activities..

View full abstract


Funding Acknowledgements

The Kids in the City study was supported by research grants from the Health Research Council of New Zealand and the Marsden Fund. The funding bodies were not involved in the design, conduct, data collection, management, or publication of the study. The authors gratefully acknowledge the participants who completed the study, schools and teachers involved in participant recruitment and data collection, and the territorial authorities for providing the GIS datasets.