Children living in different places perceive and experience their neighbourhoods differently. Levels of independent mobility also differ from place to place. Children from Māngere schools who participated in Future Streets focus groups had a greater awareness of dangers in local public spaces than children of the same age living in the inner city even though crime rates were higher in the central city. Māngere children feared violent incidents in streets parks and alleyways whereas inner city children’s fears were of encounters with homelessness and ‘weird’ people. Access
Witten, K., Kearns, R., Carroll, P., & Asiasiga, L. (2017). Children’s everyday encounters and affective relations with place: Experiences of hyperdiversity in Auckland neighbourhoods, Social and Cultural Geography, pp. 1-18