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Tranter P; Tolley R, 2020, Slow Cities Conquering our Speed Addiction for Health and Sustainability, Elsevier

Freeman C; Tranter PJ, 2011, Children and Their Urban Environment: Changing Worlds, Earthscan, London, Washington, DC

Tranter PJ, 2004, Effective Speeds: Car Costs are Slowing Us Down, Original, Australian Greehhouse Office, Dept of the Environment and Heritage, Canberra

Malone K; Tranter PJ, 2003, Children`s Environments: A study of children`s environmental learning in relation to their schoolground experiences, Original, RMIT University, Melbourne, Melbourne, VIC

Robinson GL; Loughran RJ; Tranter PJ, 2000, Australia and New Zealand: Economy, society and environment, Original, Arnold, London

Warn JR; Tranter PJ; Fulford GR, 1997, Graduate evaluation of tertiary education & military training at the Australian defence force academy, Original, University College, ADFA, Canberra

Warn JR; Tranter PJ; Glenn F, 1997, Graduate evaluation of tertiary education & military training at the Australian defence force academy, Original, University College, ADFA, Canberra

Book Chapters

Grady-Dominguez P; Ihrig K; Lane SJ; Aberle J; Beetham K; Ragen J; Spencer G; Sterman J; Tranter P; Wyver S; Bundy A, 2020, 'Reframing risk: Working with caregivers of children with disabilities to promote risk-taking in play', in International Review of Research in Developmental Disabilities, pp. 1 - 45,

Wyver S; Kent J; Tranter P; Naughton G; Engelen L; Bundy A; Tara K, 2020, 'Urban environments and outdoor learning', in Outdoor Learning Environments: Spaces for exploration, discovery and risk-taking in the early years, pp. 262 - 274,

Larouche R; Tranter P, 2018, 'Conclusion', in Children's Active Transportation, pp. 259 - 266,

Tranter P, 2018, 'Taming traffic to encourage children’s active transportation', in Children's Active Transportation, pp. 229 - 242,

Tranter P, 2018, '16 Taming Traffic to Encourage Children’s Active Transportation', in Children's Active Transportation, Elsevier, pp. 229 - 242,

Larouche R; Tranter P, 2018, '18 Conclusion', in Children's Active Transportation, Elsevier, pp. 259 - 266,

Wyver S; Tranter PJ; Naughton G; Bundy A; Engelen L, 2017, 'Active Outdoor Play', in Grace R; Hodge K; McMahon C (ed.), Children, Families and Communities, Fifth Edition, edn. Fifth, Oxford University Press, Melbourne, pp. 222 - 241

Sharpe S; Tranter P, 2016, 'Children's active transport: An upside of oil vulnerability?', in Planning After Petroleum: Preparing Cities for the Age Beyond Oil, pp. 99 - 112,

Tranter P; Sharpe S, 2016, 'Global Energy Stress: Challenges and Opportunities for Child-Friendly Cities', in Ansell N; Klocker N (ed.), GEOGRAPHIES OF GLOBAL ISSUES: CHANGE AND THREAT, SPRINGER-VERLAG SINGAPORE PTE LTD, pp. 423 - 439,

Tranter P, 2016, 'Children’s Play in Their Local Neighborhoods: Rediscovering the Value of Residential Streets', in Play and Recreation, Health and Wellbeing, Springer Singapore, pp. 211 - 236,

Tranter PJ; Freeman C, 2015, 'Children's Geographies', in International Encyclopedia of the Social & Behavioral Sciences, 2nd edition, Elsevier, Oxford, pp. 491 - 497

Tranter PJ, 2015, 'Children’s Play in their Local Neighborhoods: Rediscovering the Value of Residential Streets', in Evans B; Horton J (ed.), Play, Recreation, Health and Well Being, Geographies of Children and Young People 9,, Springer, Singapore,

Kingham S; Tranter PJ, 2015, 'Cycling and sustainable transport', in Bonham J; Johnson M (ed.), Cycling Futures, University of Adelaide Press, Adelaide, pp. 131 - 152

Tranter PJ; Sharpe S, 2015, 'Global Energy Stress: Challenges and Opportunities for Child-Friendly Cities', in Ansell N; Klocker N; Skelton T (ed.), Geographies of Global Issues: Change and Threat, Geographies of Children and Young People 8,, Springer, Singapore,

Tranter PJ; Walks A, 2014, 'Driving mobility, slowing down the poor: effective speed and unequal motility', in The Urban Political Economy and Ecology of Automobiliity: Driving cities, driving inequality, driving politics, Routledge, New York, pp. 129 - 151,

Wyver S; Tranter PJ; Bundy A; Naughton G, 2012, 'Changing contexts of play : losses and opportunities', in Bowes J; Grace R; Hodge K (ed.), Children, Families and Communities: Contexts and Consequences, edn. 4th, Oxford University Press, South Melbourne, Vic, pp. 162 - 175

Tranter PJ, 2012, 'Effective Speed: Cycling Because It’s “Faster”', in Pucher J; Buehler R (ed.), City Cycling, edn. Original, MIT Press, Cambridge, MA, pp. 57 - 74

Wyver S; Tranter PJ; Sandseter EBH; Naughton G; Little H; Bundy A; Ragen J; Engelen L, 2012, 'Places to Play Outdoors: Sedentary and Safe or Active and Risky?', in Children and Childhoods 1: Perspectives, places and practices, edn. Original, Cambridge Scholars Publishing, Newcastle upon Tyne, pp. 85 - 107

Tranter PJ, 2012, 'Speed Kills: The Complex Links Between Transport, Lack of Time and Urban Health', in Greaves SP; Garrard J (ed.), Transport, the Environment and Public Health: Classic papers on non-motorised travel, edn. Original, Edward Elgar, Cheltenham, U.K., pp. 153 - 164

Whitzman C; Romero V; Duncan M; Curtis C; Tranter P; Burke M, 2010, 'Links between children's independent mobility, active transport, physical activity and obesity', in Waters E; Swinburn BA; Seidell JC; Uauy R (ed.), Preventing Childhood Obesity: Evidence Policy and Practice, Wiley Blackwell, Chichester UK, pp. 105 - 112,

Bundy A; Tranter PJ; Naughton G; Wyver S; Luckett T, 2009, 'Playfulness: Interactions between play contexts and child development', in Bowes J; Grace R (ed.), Children Families & Communities, edn. Original, Oxford University Press, Melbourne, Australia, pp. 76 - 87

Tranter PJ; Lowes MD, 2006, 'Communicating Urban Values Through Megasport Events: The Case of Australia`s `High Performance` Cities', in Urban Communication: Production, Text, Context, edn. Original, Rowman & Littlefield, New York, pp. 165 - 176

Tranter PJ, 2006, 'Overcoming social traps: A key to creating child friendly cities', in Creating Child Friendly Cities: Reinstating kids in the city, edn. Original, Routledge, Taylor Francis Group, New York, pp. 121 - 135

Ker I; Tranter PJ, 2003, 'A Wish Called Wander: Reclaiming Automobility from the Motor Car', in Whitelegg J; Haq G (ed.), The Earthscan Reader on World Transport Policy and Practice, edn. Original, Earthscan Publications, London; Sterling, VA, pp. 105 - 113

Edited Books

Freeman C; Tranter PJ; Skelton T, (eds.), 2016, Risk, Protection, Provision and Policy, Springer, Singapore,

Journal articles

Taher TB; Althaus CE; Tranter PJ; Evans MC, 2023, 'Impacts of shrimp aquaculture on the local communities and conservation of the world's largest protected mangrove forest', Environmental Science and Policy, 147, pp. 351 - 360,

Nop S; Thornton A; Tranter P, 2023, 'Towards effective stakeholder collaboration in building urban resilience in Phnom Penh: opportunities and obstacles', Environment, Development and Sustainability, 25, pp. 297 - 320,

Arthur H; Thornton A; Tranter P, 2022, 'Private actors and food safety governance in the Accra City Region: Implications for local food policy', Cities, 131,

Arthur H; Sanderson D; Tranter P; Thornton A, 2022, 'A review of theoretical frameworks of food system governance, and the search for food system sustainability', Agroecology and Sustainable Food Systems, 46, pp. 1277 - 1300,

Stillianesis S; Spencer G; Villeneuve M; Sterman J; Bundy A; Wyver S; Tranter P; Naughton G; Ragen J; Beetham KS, 2022, 'Parents’ perspectives on managing risk in play for children with developmental disabilities', Disability and Society, 37, pp. 1272 - 1292,

Grady-Dominguez P; Ragen J; Sterman J; Spencer G; Tranter P; Villeneuve M; Bundy A, 2021, 'Expectations and assumptions: Examining the influence of staff culture on a novel school-based intervention to enable risky play for children with disabilities', International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 18, pp. 1 - 20,

Sterman J; Villeneuve M; Spencer G; Wyver S; Beetham KS; Naughton G; Tranter P; Ragen J; Bundy A, 2020, 'Creating play opportunities on the school playground: Educator experiences of the Sydney playground project', Australian Occupational Therapy Journal, 67, pp. 62 - 73,

Beetham KS; Sterman J; Bundy AC; Wyver S; Ragen J; Engelen L; Villeneuve M; Spencer G; Tranter P; Naughton G, 2019, 'Lower parent tolerance of risk in play for children with disability than typically developing children', International Journal of Play, 8, pp. 174 - 185,

Snow D; Bundy A; Tranter P; Wyver S; Naughton G; Ragen J; Engelen L, 2019, 'Girls’ perspectives on the ideal school playground experience: an exploratory study of four Australian primary schools', Children's Geographies, 17, pp. 148 - 161,

Grady-Dominguez P; Bundy A; Ragen J; Wyver S; Villeneuve M; Naughton G; Tranter P; Eakman A; Hepburn S; Beetham K, 2019, 'An observation-based instrument to measure what children with disabilities do on the playground: a Rasch analysis', International Journal of Play, 8, pp. 79 - 93,

Beetham KS; Bundy AC; Wyver S; Ragen J; Villeneuve M; Tranter P; Naughton G, 2019, 'Construct validity and test-retest reliability of the coping inventory (CI) for children with developmental disabilities', American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 73,

Bundy A; Engelen L; Wyver S; Tranter P; Ragen J; Bauman A; Baur L; Schiller W; Simpson JM; Niehues AN; Perry G; Jessup G; Naughton G, 2017, 'Sydney Playground Project: A Cluster-Randomized Trial to Increase Physical Activity, Play, and Social Skills', Journal of School Health, 87, pp. 751 - 759,

Spencer G; Bundy A; Wyver S; Villeneuve M; Tranter PJ; Beetham K; Ragen J; Naughton G, 2016, 'Uncertainty in the school playground: shifting rationalities and teachers’ sense-making in the management of risks for children with disabilities', Health, Risk & Society, 18, pp. 301 - 317,

Niehues AN; Bundy A; Broom A; Tranter P, 2016, 'Reframing healthy risk taking: Parents’ dilemmas and strategies to promote children’s well-being', Journal of Occupational Science, 23, pp. 449 - 463,

Schoeppe S; Tranter P; Duncan MJ; Curtis C; Carver A; Malone K, 2016, 'Australian children's independent mobility levels: secondary analyses of cross-sectional data between 1991 and 2012', Children's Geographies, 14, pp. 408 - 421,

Cook A; Whitzman C; Tranter P, 2015, 'Is ‘Citizen Kid’ an Independent Kid? The Relationship between Children’s Independent Mobility and Active Citizenship', Journal of Urban Design, 20, pp. 526 - 544,

Wati K; Tranter PJ, 2015, 'Spatial and socio-demographic determinants of South East Queensland students' school cycling', Journal of Transport Geography, 47, pp. 23 - 36,

Devereux LM; Tranter P; Wilson K, 2015, 'First year students negotiating professional and academic identities: the case of scholarly soldiers.', The International Journal of the First Year in Higher Education, 6, pp. 11 - 21,

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