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How can children tell us about wellbeing? Exploring the potential of participatory research approaches within Young Lives. Social Indicators Research, 90, 51-7. , Bondi, L. and Smith, M. (eds) 2005. Emotional Geographies. Aldershot: Ashgate. Day, P. and Pearce, J. 2011. Obesity-Promoting Food Environments and the Spatial Clustering of Food Outlets Around Schools, American Journal of Preventive Medicine, 40(2), 113-21. P. and Spreeuwenberg, P. 2003. Natural environments – healthy environments? An exploratory analysis of the relationship between greenspace and health.

Auckland, the country’s largest urban centre by some margin, scored lowest on both the Happiness and Satisfaction with Life measures (the affective and cognitive dimensions of subjective wellbeing respectively). However self-reported Quality of Life amongst Auckland respondents was better than what the city’s population density and intra-urban commuting might suggest. Morrison suggested that Auckland’s relatively favourable evaluation on this measure might reflect the work and income possibilities associated with a dynamic labour market, or relate to environmental factors such as the favourable climate, neither of which were considered in the survey.

Cummins, S. and Fagg, J. 2011. Does greener mean thinner? Associations between neighbourhood greenspace and weight status among adults in England. 195. Davidson, J. and Milligan, C. 2004. Embodying emotion sensing space: Introducing emotional geographies. Social and Cultural Geography, 5, 523-32. L. M. 2008. Hedonia, Eudaimonia and Well-being: An introduction. Journal of Happiness Studies, 9, 1-11. DEFRA. 2005. Securing the Future: Delivering the UK Sustainable Development Strategy. London: DEFRA.

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