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  • Gary Moore
    Ine and colleagues: To get a copy of this paper, just click on the link; you can then download a web version or a journal-like PDF version. It s an excellent
    Message 1 of 8 , Jun 1, 2009
      Ine and colleagues:



      To get a copy of this paper, just click on the link; you can then
      download a web version or a journal-like PDF version.



      It's an excellent policy paper, a very important EBS/CYE policy paper
      just released in the journal Pediatrics (123(6), 1591-1598) on the role
      of the built environment in children's health. The paper is based on an
      extensive review of relevant research literature (86 references for a
      five-page paper).



      This paper is interesting in many regards - for its scholarship, its
      recommendations and overall its directness about the important role of
      the built urban environment in children's health. It will be of
      interest to those working on social capital and children's environments,
      children's health and the built environment, the rights of children in
      the built environment and public health and the environment, among other
      domains. I hope the content will be of interest to all of us.



      Pedagogically it is also interesting - for its style, its careful and
      appropriate use of language, its meta-analyses, its comprehensiveness,
      its organisation and of course its rigorous evidence base.



      The paper may be worthy of some informal discussion through this on-line
      forum.



      Best regards from Sydney,



      gary


      Professor Gary T Moore, BArch(Hons) MA PhD RAIA PIA FAPA
      Emeritus Professor of Environment-Behaviour Studies

      Environment, Behaviour & Society Research Group
      Faculty of Architecture, Design and Planning
      The University of Sydney, NSW 2006
      Australia

      Telephone: (61-2) 9351-8071
      Fax: (61-2) 9351-3031
      E-mail: g.moore@...
      WWW: http://www.arch.usyd.edu.au/staff/homepage/gtmoore.shtml





      regards



      gary





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      statement



      This is very interesting. Since I am not acquainted with the journal:

      are there other ways to get a copy?.

      Thanks,

      Ine van Liempd



      FOR FULL TEXT, See



      http://aappolicy.aappublications.org/cgi/content/full/pediatrics;123/6/1
      591



      ________________________________



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      Verzonden: vrijdag 29 mei 2009 9:01

      Aan: ine

      Onderwerp: [cyef] American Academy of Pediatrics issues policy statement











      American Academy of Pediatrics issues policy statement on the role of

      the built environment in children's health



      In the June 2009 issue of the journal Pediatrics, the Committee on

      Environmental Health of the American Academy of Pediatrics published a

      policy statement on the built environment and children's health. The

      eight-page statement presents a critique of existing environmental

      conditions for children, with an emphasis on the United States, and

      recommends design principles that encourage active living.



      The critique covers the inequitable distribution of parks and

      recreational facilities in residential neighborhoods, car dependency,

      dangerous traffic, air pollution, sprawl, "big box" schools on the

      periphery of towns and cities, a lack of sidewalks and street

      connectivity in many residential developments, and "food deserts" where

      fresh healthy foods are unavailable. Recommendations include

      neighborhood schools that encourage walking and biking, safe streets,

      sidewalks, increased density, mixed use developments, increased

      investments in parks and recreational facilities, community gardens,

      attractive streetscapes, urban design that fosters "eyes on the street,"

      and programs like Safe Routes to School and walking school buses.



      The statement concludes by urging pediatricians to become involved in

      local planning processes, identify barriers to physical activity in the

      environments of their patients and their families, and encourage parents

      to advocate for better environments on children's behalf. It also

      suggests ways that governments can target legislation, funding, and

      regulations to promote the development of healthy communities for

      children. For everyone working for this goal, the statement signals that

      influential new allies have emerged among the American Academy of

      Pediatrics and its members.



      Committee on Environmental Health. (2009). The built environment:

      Designing communities to promote physical activity in children.

      Pediatrics, 123(6), 1591-1598.













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    • Nanci Weinberger
      Colleagues: I agree that this is an important paper being presented to pediatricians and other interested readers. The Society for Research in Child
      Message 2 of 8 , Jun 2, 2009
        Colleagues:

        I agree that this is an important paper being presented to pediatricians and other interested readers.

        The Society for Research in Child Development (SRCD) recently put a call out for meeting proposals ideas for the 2011-2012 academic year (during SRCD's biennial off year). The promotion of physical activity of children through the use of design (as addressed in the paper noted below) seems like an excellent theme for a SRCD-sponosored program.
        For more information see,
        http://www.srcd.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=340&Itemid=255

        I'm only getting started on doing research addressing physical activity but there appears to be a great body of work in this area with more and more environmental reasearchers getting involved.

        Regards,
        Nanci

        Nanci Weinberger, Professor
        Department of Applied Psychology
        Bryant University
        Smithfield, RI 02917
        401-232-6411

        ________________________________

        From: cyef@yahoogroups.com on behalf of Gary Moore
        Sent: Mon 6/1/2009 8:17 PM
        To: cyef@yahoogroups.com
        Subject: RE: [cyef] American Academy of Pediatrics issues policy statement





        Ine and colleagues:

        To get a copy of this paper, just click on the link; you can then
        download a web version or a journal-like PDF version.

        It's an excellent policy paper, a very important EBS/CYE policy paper
        just released in the journal Pediatrics (123(6), 1591-1598) on the role
        of the built environment in children's health. The paper is based on an
        extensive review of relevant research literature (86 references for a
        five-page paper).

        This paper is interesting in many regards - for its scholarship, its
        recommendations and overall its directness about the important role of
        the built urban environment in children's health. It will be of
        interest to those working on social capital and children's environments,
        children's health and the built environment, the rights of children in
        the built environment and public health and the environment, among other
        domains. I hope the content will be of interest to all of us.

        Pedagogically it is also interesting - for its style, its careful and
        appropriate use of language, its meta-analyses, its comprehensiveness,
        its organisation and of course its rigorous evidence base.

        The paper may be worthy of some informal discussion through this on-line
        forum.

        Best regards from Sydney,

        gary

        Professor Gary T Moore, BArch(Hons) MA PhD RAIA PIA FAPA
        Emeritus Professor of Environment-Behaviour Studies

        Environment, Behaviour & Society Research Group
        Faculty of Architecture, Design and Planning
        The University of Sydney, NSW 2006
        Australia

        Telephone: (61-2) 9351-8071
        Fax: (61-2) 9351-3031
        E-mail: g.moore@... <mailto:g.moore%40usyd.edu.au>
        WWW: http://www.arch.usyd.edu.au/staff/homepage/gtmoore.shtml <http://www.arch.usyd.edu.au/staff/homepage/gtmoore.shtml>

        regards

        gary

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        Subject: RE: [cyef] American Academy of Pediatrics issues policy
        statement

        This is very interesting. Since I am not acquainted with the journal:

        are there other ways to get a copy?.

        Thanks,

        Ine van Liempd

        FOR FULL TEXT, See

        http://aappolicy.aappublications.org/cgi/content/full/pediatrics;123/6/1 <http://aappolicy.aappublications.org/cgi/content/full/pediatrics;123/6/1>
        591

        ________________________________

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        Verzonden: vrijdag 29 mei 2009 9:01

        Aan: ine

        Onderwerp: [cyef] American Academy of Pediatrics issues policy statement

        American Academy of Pediatrics issues policy statement on the role of

        the built environment in children's health

        In the June 2009 issue of the journal Pediatrics, the Committee on

        Environmental Health of the American Academy of Pediatrics published a

        policy statement on the built environment and children's health. The

        eight-page statement presents a critique of existing environmental

        conditions for children, with an emphasis on the United States, and

        recommends design principles that encourage active living.

        The critique covers the inequitable distribution of parks and

        recreational facilities in residential neighborhoods, car dependency,

        dangerous traffic, air pollution, sprawl, "big box" schools on the

        periphery of towns and cities, a lack of sidewalks and street

        connectivity in many residential developments, and "food deserts" where

        fresh healthy foods are unavailable. Recommendations include

        neighborhood schools that encourage walking and biking, safe streets,

        sidewalks, increased density, mixed use developments, increased

        investments in parks and recreational facilities, community gardens,

        attractive streetscapes, urban design that fosters "eyes on the street,"

        and programs like Safe Routes to School and walking school buses.

        The statement concludes by urging pediatricians to become involved in

        local planning processes, identify barriers to physical activity in the

        environments of their patients and their families, and encourage parents

        to advocate for better environments on children's behalf. It also

        suggests ways that governments can target legislation, funding, and

        regulations to promote the development of healthy communities for

        children. For everyone working for this goal, the statement signals that

        influential new allies have emerged among the American Academy of

        Pediatrics and its members.

        Committee on Environmental Health. (2009). The built environment:

        Designing communities to promote physical activity in children.

        Pediatrics, 123(6), 1591-1598.

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      • Ine van Liempd
        And wouldn t it be a good idea to involve people like Leonore Skenazy, the journalist who wrote about Freerange kids and Carl Honore (book: Slow Kids)?
        Message 3 of 8 , Jun 2, 2009
          And wouldn't it be a good idea to involve people like Leonore Skenazy,
          the journalist who wrote about 'Freerange kids' and Carl Honore (book:
          Slow Kids)? Because I truly believe that the emphasis on safety for
          children means we take away from them the possibility to experience and
          learn from taking risks. I think this Australian overview could also be
          very helpfull:
          .

          http://www.earlychildhoodaustralia.org.au/australian_journal_of_early_ch
          ildhood/ajec_index_abstracts/outdoor_play_does_avoiding_the_risks_reduce
          _the_benefits.html

          Regards,
          Ine


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          Van: cyef@yahoogroups.com [mailto:cyef@yahoogroups.com] Namens Nanci
          Weinberger
          Verzonden: dinsdag 2 juni 2009 17:30
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          Onderwerp: RE: [cyef] American Academy of Pediatrics issues policy
          statement





          Colleagues:

          I agree that this is an important paper being presented to pediatricians
          and other interested readers.

          The Society for Research in Child Development (SRCD) recently put a call
          out for meeting proposals ideas for the 2011-2012 academic year (during
          SRCD's biennial off year). The promotion of physical activity of
          children through the use of design (as addressed in the paper noted
          below) seems like an excellent theme for a SRCD-sponosored program.
          For more information see,
          http://www.srcd.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=340&Itemid
          =255
          <http://www.srcd.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=340&Itemi
          d=255>

          I'm only getting started on doing research addressing physical activity
          but there appears to be a great body of work in this area with more and
          more environmental reasearchers getting involved.

          Regards,
          Nanci

          Nanci Weinberger, Professor
          Department of Applied Psychology
          Bryant University
          Smithfield, RI 02917
          401-232-6411

          ________________________________

          From: cyef@yahoogroups.com <mailto:cyef%40yahoogroups.com> on behalf of
          Gary Moore
          Sent: Mon 6/1/2009 8:17 PM
          To: cyef@yahoogroups.com <mailto:cyef%40yahoogroups.com>
          Subject: RE: [cyef] American Academy of Pediatrics issues policy
          statement

          Ine and colleagues:

          To get a copy of this paper, just click on the link; you can then
          download a web version or a journal-like PDF version.

          It's an excellent policy paper, a very important EBS/CYE policy paper
          just released in the journal Pediatrics (123(6), 1591-1598) on the role
          of the built environment in children's health. The paper is based on an
          extensive review of relevant research literature (86 references for a
          five-page paper).

          This paper is interesting in many regards - for its scholarship, its
          recommendations and overall its directness about the important role of
          the built urban environment in children's health. It will be of
          interest to those working on social capital and children's environments,
          children's health and the built environment, the rights of children in
          the built environment and public health and the environment, among other
          domains. I hope the content will be of interest to all of us.

          Pedagogically it is also interesting - for its style, its careful and
          appropriate use of language, its meta-analyses, its comprehensiveness,
          its organisation and of course its rigorous evidence base.

          The paper may be worthy of some informal discussion through this on-line
          forum.

          Best regards from Sydney,

          gary

          Professor Gary T Moore, BArch(Hons) MA PhD RAIA PIA FAPA
          Emeritus Professor of Environment-Behaviour Studies

          Environment, Behaviour & Society Research Group
          Faculty of Architecture, Design and Planning
          The University of Sydney, NSW 2006
          Australia

          Telephone: (61-2) 9351-8071
          Fax: (61-2) 9351-3031
          E-mail: g.moore@... <mailto:g.moore%40usyd.edu.au>
          <mailto:g.moore%40usyd.edu.au>
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          <http://www.arch.usyd.edu.au/staff/homepage/gtmoore.shtml
          <http://www.arch.usyd.edu.au/staff/homepage/gtmoore.shtml> >

          regards

          gary

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          statement

          This is very interesting. Since I am not acquainted with the journal:

          are there other ways to get a copy?.

          Thanks,

          Ine van Liempd

          FOR FULL TEXT, See

          http://aappolicy.aappublications.org/cgi/content/full/pediatrics;123/6/1
          <http://aappolicy.aappublications.org/cgi/content/full/pediatrics;123/6/
          1>
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          1
          <http://aappolicy.aappublications.org/cgi/content/full/pediatrics;123/6/
          1> >
          591

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          Verzonden: vrijdag 29 mei 2009 9:01

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          Onderwerp: [cyef] American Academy of Pediatrics issues policy statement

          American Academy of Pediatrics issues policy statement on the role of

          the built environment in children's health

          In the June 2009 issue of the journal Pediatrics, the Committee on

          Environmental Health of the American Academy of Pediatrics published a

          policy statement on the built environment and children's health. The

          eight-page statement presents a critique of existing environmental

          conditions for children, with an emphasis on the United States, and

          recommends design principles that encourage active living.

          The critique covers the inequitable distribution of parks and

          recreational facilities in residential neighborhoods, car dependency,

          dangerous traffic, air pollution, sprawl, "big box" schools on the

          periphery of towns and cities, a lack of sidewalks and street

          connectivity in many residential developments, and "food deserts" where

          fresh healthy foods are unavailable. Recommendations include

          neighborhood schools that encourage walking and biking, safe streets,

          sidewalks, increased density, mixed use developments, increased

          investments in parks and recreational facilities, community gardens,

          attractive streetscapes, urban design that fosters "eyes on the street,"

          and programs like Safe Routes to School and walking school buses.

          The statement concludes by urging pediatricians to become involved in

          local planning processes, identify barriers to physical activity in the

          environments of their patients and their families, and encourage parents

          to advocate for better environments on children's behalf. It also

          suggests ways that governments can target legislation, funding, and

          regulations to promote the development of healthy communities for

          children. For everyone working for this goal, the statement signals that

          influential new allies have emerged among the American Academy of

          Pediatrics and its members.

          Committee on Environmental Health. (2009). The built environment:

          Designing communities to promote physical activity in children.

          Pediatrics, 123(6), 1591-1598.

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        • Illene Susan Pevec
          For those interested in school gardening, studies done in Canada have shown increased moderate and light activity for students where gardens are on school
          Message 4 of 8 , Jun 2, 2009
            For those interested in school gardening, studies
            done in Canada have shown increased moderate and
            light activity for students where gardens are on
            school grounds and offer the opportunity for
            gardening activities.

            Health Education Research
            doi:10.1093/her/cym059
            First published online 22 Oct 2007;
            Health Educ. Res.
            J. E. Dyment and A. C. Bell
            Grounds for movement: green school grounds as
            sites for promoting physical activity

            Children's Geographies
            Publication details, including instructions for
            authors and subscription information:
            http://www.informaworld.com/smpp/title~content=t713410544
            Active by Design: Promoting Physical Activity through
            School Ground Greening
            Janet E. Dymenta; Anne C. Bell b
            a
            Outdoor Education, Centre for Human Movement, Faculty of Education, University
            of Tasmania, Launceston, Tasmania, Australia
            b
            Faculty of Environmental Studies, York University, Canada

            International Journal of Inclusive
            Education
            Publication details, including instructions for
            authors and subscription information:
            http://www.informaworld.com/smpp/title~content=t713745484
            'Our garden is colour blind, inclusive and warm':
            reflections on green school grounds and social inclusion
            Janet Dyment a; Anne Bell
            a
            JanetE.DymentAnneC.BellOutdoor Education, Centre for Human Movement in the
            Faculty of Education, University of Tasmania,
            Tasmania, AustraliaLearning Grounds
            Program, Evergreen, Toronto, Ontario, CanadaFaculty of Environmental Studies,
            York University, Canada.

            Please keep us posted if Society for Research and
            Development decides to focus on the natural and
            built environment's impact on child development.
            Thanks.
            Illène Pevec


            >And wouldn't it be a good idea to involve people like Leonore Skenazy,
            >the journalist who wrote about 'Freerange kids' and Carl Honore (book:
            >Slow Kids)? Because I truly believe that the emphasis on safety for
            >children means we take away from them the possibility to experience and
            >learn from taking risks. I think this Australian overview could also be
            >very helpfull:
            >.
            >
            ><http://www.earlychildhoodaustralia.org.au/australian_journal_of_early_ch>http://www.earlychildhoodaustralia.org.au/australian_journal_of_early_ch
            >ildhood/ajec_index_abstracts/outdoor_play_does_avoiding_the_risks_reduce
            >_the_benefits.html
            >
            >Regards,
            >Ine
            >
            >
            >Ine van Liempd
            >AKTA, onderzoeks- en adviesbureau voor ruimtegebruik
            >
            >Postbus 13297
            >3507 LG Utrecht
            >030 271 0558
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            >
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            >
            >De informatie opgenomen in dit bericht is vertrouwelijk en is
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            >vernietigen en de afzender direct te informeren via bovenstaand
            >e-mailadres dan wel via 030-2710558.
            >
            >________________________________
            >
            >Van:
            ><mailto:cyef%40yahoogroups.com>cyef@yahoogroups.com
            >[mailto:<mailto:cyef%40yahoogroups.com>cyef@yahoogroups.com]
            >Namens Nanci
            >Weinberger
            >Verzonden: dinsdag 2 juni 2009 17:30
            >Aan: ine
            >Onderwerp: RE: [cyef] American Academy of Pediatrics issues policy
            >statement
            >
            >Colleagues:
            >
            >I agree that this is an important paper being presented to pediatricians
            >and other interested readers.
            >
            >The Society for Research in Child Development (SRCD) recently put a call
            >out for meeting proposals ideas for the 2011-2012 academic year (during
            >SRCD's biennial off year). The promotion of physical activity of
            >children through the use of design (as addressed in the paper noted
            >below) seems like an excellent theme for a SRCD-sponosored program.
            >For more information see,
            ><http://www.srcd.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=340&Itemid>http://www.srcd.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=340&Itemid
            >=255
            ><<http://www.srcd.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=340&Itemi>http://www.srcd.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=340&Itemi
            >d=255>
            >
            >I'm only getting started on doing research addressing physical activity
            >but there appears to be a great body of work in this area with more and
            >more environmental reasearchers getting involved.
            >
            >Regards,
            >Nanci
            >
            >Nanci Weinberger, Professor
            >Department of Applied Psychology
            >Bryant University
            >Smithfield, RI 02917
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            >From:
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            ><mailto:cyef%40yahoogroups.com> on behalf of
            >Gary Moore
            >Sent: Mon 6/1/2009 8:17 PM
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            >Subject: RE: [cyef] American Academy of Pediatrics issues policy
            >statement
            >
            >Ine and colleagues:
            >
            >To get a copy of this paper, just click on the link; you can then
            >download a web version or a journal-like PDF version.
            >
            >It's an excellent policy paper, a very important EBS/CYE policy paper
            >just released in the journal Pediatrics (123(6), 1591-1598) on the role
            >of the built environment in children's health. The paper is based on an
            >extensive review of relevant research literature (86 references for a
            >five-page paper).
            >
            >This paper is interesting in many regards - for its scholarship, its
            >recommendations and overall its directness about the important role of
            >the built urban environment in children's health. It will be of
            >interest to those working on social capital and children's environments,
            >children's health and the built environment, the rights of children in
            >the built environment and public health and the environment, among other
            >domains. I hope the content will be of interest to all of us.
            >
            >Pedagogically it is also interesting - for its style, its careful and
            >appropriate use of language, its meta-analyses, its comprehensiveness,
            >its organisation and of course its rigorous evidence base.
            >
            >The paper may be worthy of some informal discussion through this on-line
            >forum.
            >
            >Best regards from Sydney,
            >
            >gary
            >
            >Professor Gary T Moore, BArch(Hons) MA PhD RAIA PIA FAPA
            >Emeritus Professor of Environment-Behaviour Studies
            >
            >Environment, Behaviour & Society Research Group
            >Faculty of Architecture, Design and Planning
            >The University of Sydney, NSW 2006
            >Australia
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            >regards
            >
            >gary
            >
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            >Ine van Liempd
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            >Subject: RE: [cyef] American Academy of Pediatrics issues policy
            >statement
            >
            >This is very interesting. Since I am not acquainted with the journal:
            >
            >are there other ways to get a copy?.
            >
            >Thanks,
            >
            >Ine van Liempd
            >
            >FOR FULL TEXT, See
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            ><http://aappolicy.aappublications.org/cgi/content/full/pediatrics;123/6/1>http://aappolicy.aappublications.org/cgi/content/full/pediatrics;123/6/1
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            >Verzonden: vrijdag 29 mei 2009 9:01
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            >Aan: ine
            >
            >Onderwerp: [cyef] American Academy of Pediatrics issues policy statement
            >
            >American Academy of Pediatrics issues policy statement on the role of
            >
            >the built environment in children's health
            >
            >In the June 2009 issue of the journal Pediatrics, the Committee on
            >
            >Environmental Health of the American Academy of Pediatrics published a
            >
            >policy statement on the built environment and children's health. The
            >
            >eight-page statement presents a critique of existing environmental
            >
            >conditions for children, with an emphasis on the United States, and
            >
            >recommends design principles that encourage active living.
            >
            >The critique covers the inequitable distribution of parks and
            >
            >recreational facilities in residential neighborhoods, car dependency,
            >
            >dangerous traffic, air pollution, sprawl, "big box" schools on the
            >
            >periphery of towns and cities, a lack of sidewalks and street
            >
            >connectivity in many residential developments, and "food deserts" where
            >
            >fresh healthy foods are unavailable. Recommendations include
            >
            >neighborhood schools that encourage walking and biking, safe streets,
            >
            >sidewalks, increased density, mixed use developments, increased
            >
            >investments in parks and recreational facilities, community gardens,
            >
            >attractive streetscapes, urban design that fosters "eyes on the street,"
            >
            >and programs like Safe Routes to School and walking school buses.
            >
            >The statement concludes by urging pediatricians to become involved in
            >
            >local planning processes, identify barriers to physical activity in the
            >
            >environments of their patients and their families, and encourage parents
            >
            >to advocate for better environments on children's behalf. It also
            >
            >suggests ways that governments can target legislation, funding, and
            >
            >regulations to promote the development of healthy communities for
            >
            >children. For everyone working for this goal, the statement signals that
            >
            >influential new allies have emerged among the American Academy of
            >
            >Pediatrics and its members.
            >
            >Committee on Environmental Health. (2009). The built environment:
            >
            >Designing communities to promote physical activity in children.
            >
            >Pediatrics, 123(6), 1591-1598.
            >
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          • Mati Senerchia
            Skenazy s work is not exactly robust... the essence is that the rarest of all dangers, stranger abduction, is no more likely now than in the past.  
            Message 5 of 8 , Jun 2, 2009
              Skenazy's work is not exactly robust... the essence is that the rarest of all dangers, stranger abduction, is no more likely now than in the past.   Everything else is irrelevant.

              The real challenge is facilitating adventure and self-reliance without exposing children to meaningless, unnecessary risk.  Children have much less difficulty ignoring our presence than we might like to think.



              --- On Tue, 6/2/09, Ine van Liempd <ine@...> wrote:

              From: Ine van Liempd <ine@...>
              Subject: RE: [cyef] American Academy of Pediatrics issues policy statement
              To: cyef@yahoogroups.com
              Date: Tuesday, June 2, 2009, 12:26 PM

















              And wouldn't it be a good idea to involve people like Leonore Skenazy,

              the journalist who wrote about 'Freerange kids' and Carl Honore (book:

              Slow Kids)?


















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            • Tim Gill
              Feel I need to blow my own trumpet here... My book No Fear: Growing up in a risk averse society looks at risk, childhood, children s services and
              Message 6 of 8 , Jun 2, 2009
                Feel I need to blow my own trumpet here...

                My book No Fear: Growing up in a risk averse society looks at risk,
                childhood, children's services and child-friendly environments, and is
                written for a policy audience. Martha Driessnack gave it an enthusiastic
                review in Children, Youth and Environments journal in April 2008.

                It has a UK slant, but the content is relevant to other rich nations (the
                issues in poorer nations are different, as I make it clear in the book).
                Since it was published in Oct 2007 I have been invited to give talks to a
                range of audiences in Europe, the US, Australasia and Japan. The talks
                reinforce the reviews and feedback I have received, that the arguments and
                insights in the book are helpful and persuasive.

                You can download the book in its entirety - and also a 4-page summary - from
                here:
                http://www.gulbenkian.org.uk/publications/education/no-fear

                Just picking up on Lenore Skenazy's book: I have read it, and met her. I
                doubt she would make great claims for it as a scholarly text: it is aimed
                squarely at the parenting market. That said, it is well-researched, and I
                thought she successfully smuggled in some important insights on childhood,
                risk and even car dependence, in an accessible, not to say witty, text.

                Best wishes

                Tim Gill
                www.rethinkingchildhood.com

                -----Original Message-----
                From: cyef@yahoogroups.com [mailto:cyef@yahoogroups.com]On Behalf Of Mati
                Senerchia
                Sent: 03 June 2009 01:05
                To: cyef@yahoogroups.com
                Subject: RE: [cyef] American Academy of Pediatrics issues policy statement





                Skenazy's work is not exactly robust... the essence is that the rarest of
                all dangers, stranger abduction, is no more likely now than in the past.
                Everything else is irrelevant.

                The real challenge is facilitating adventure and self-reliance without
                exposing children to meaningless, unnecessary risk. Children have much less
                difficulty ignoring our presence than we might like to think.

                --- On Tue, 6/2/09, Ine van Liempd <ine@...> wrote:

                From: Ine van Liempd <ine@...>
                Subject: RE: [cyef] American Academy of Pediatrics issues policy statement
                To: cyef@yahoogroups.com
                Date: Tuesday, June 2, 2009, 12:26 PM

                And wouldn't it be a good idea to involve people like Leonore Skenazy,

                the journalist who wrote about 'Freerange kids' and Carl Honore (book:

                Slow Kids)?










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