Nick joined ViaStrada for summer work between Nov 2020 and Feb 2021 and will be rejoining us in early 2022. He has completed a Civil and Natural Resources Engineering degree at Canterbury University. He is interested in the link between inequality and access to transport and the role active transport plays in creating more liveable and interconnected communities.
Nick’s final year project was about the threat of fuel poverty and income inequality. It covered how the design of our cities has entrenched major inequalities through urban sprawl and zoning laws. Quantitative analysis similar to the ‘fifteen minute cities’ idea was used to get an understanding of New Zealanders’ proximity to shops, schools/workplaces and other places of interest. This research helps us understand how cities can become more resilient and sustainable.