Canada - UK Exchange (Part 2) 

Accessibility & User Needs in Transport for Sustainable Urban Environments


AUNT-SUE PI Professor Graeme Evans has just returned from Montreal where he presented a workshop and plenary keynote at the joint Canadian Institute of Health Research and Canadian Association of Gerontology Annual Conference on Age Friendly Built Environments.

This is a return engagement following a week long hosting of a Canadian delegation in March 2010 on this theme. The urban design and safety toolkit developed by AUNT-SUE has been adapted by researchers and planners in Canadian cities where a new initiative: Age Friendly Communities has been launched (out of AUNT-SUE and the World Health Organisation’s ‘Age Friendly Cities’) and is being adopted by Provinces across the country and elsewhere, including New York.

Here, AUNT-SUE has also been busy with a joint 3 year LondonMet-City University New York and London-New York Mayor action research initiative on ‘Obesogenic Environments’, with a focus the childhood obesity epidemic in both countries and the role of accessible and active environments. AUNT-SUE research has been transferred to New York in healthy food access and physical activity interventions and knowledge exchange between built environment, transport and public health experts.

For copies of ‘A Tale of Two Obescities’ please contact and for further details of AUNT-SUE outputs and toolkits:

Meeting 08.03.2010

Key Note 02.12.2010