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How does wet weather and surface flooding impact urban mobility for people with limited walking?
Summary of Research - December 2022
by Emily Ward, University of Canterbury
Supervisors: Dr Lindsey Conrow and Professor Simon Kingham
This report details progress towards my Master of Urban Resilience and Renewal. Originally, my focus was about the barriers created by surface water. I have extended this to wet weather, as people often experience poor weather and surface flooding together. My main research question has been iterated from Equitable access in the event of flooding for people who face mobility barriers to be: How does wet weather and surface flooding impact urban mobility for people with limited walking? I conducted nine interviews with 15 people, with varying age and physical impairments in the Christchurch district. Key findings have been identified.