Institute of Epidemiology & Health Care


‘Inclusive Streetscapes: A quest for transport justice in Aotearoa New Zealand’

20 February 2020, 4:00 pm–5:00 pm

Professor Shanthi Ameratunga picture

The co-benefits of active travel for our health and wellbeing are well-established. Inclusive Streetscapes is a community-based participatory research project exploring how transport infrastructure and street designs hinder or enable people differently challenged by built environments to live the lives they value.

Event Information

Open to



Professor Nicola Shelton


G12 LT
1-19 Torrington Place

Qualitative data were gathered at four case study sites in Auckland from Māori, Pacific, Chinese and New Zealand European people who had lived experience of disability or advancing age. Analyses of these data and interviews with transport professionals indicate that institutionalised privileging of western paradigms create and maintain inequitable access to determinants of health, mobility, community participation and cultural engagement. The presentation will discuss our research approach and the implications of the findings for transport justice, policy and decision-making. 



About the Speaker

Professor Shanthi Ameratunga

at The University of Auckland

Professor Shanthi Ameratunga is a paediatrician and public health physician, trained in epidemiology at Johns Hopkins School of Public Health and the University of Auckland. She has over 20 years’ experience conducting research focusing on injury, trauma, disability, child and youth health, with a keen interest in environmental determinants of health equity. She has published over 300 scientific articles and is engaged in several international collaborations including the WHO-UNICEF-Lancet Commission on Child Wellbeing.