Issues of Mobility and Access in St. John's

Lay Summary 

The primary goal of this project is to collect and analyze data about urban mobility and access in the city of St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador in order to produce a documentary film about the sidewalk snow clearing issue. The scope of this research will consider the implications of street and sidewalk clearing for public safety, health, the environment, and social equality.

Secondary goals include the preparation of an archive of primary data about experiences of snow clearing and the preparation of scholarly publications about the use of participatory research methods based on collaborative video and photography as well as Internet groups such as Facebook. Following a participatory action research framework, this project will begin with a fairly narrow focus (sidewalk snow clearing) and work towards more general reforms (other issues of mobility and access) following cycles of action and reflection with various stakeholders.

Departments 
Faculty of Education
Anthropology
Funding 
Faculty Of Education And Faculty Of Arts, Memorial University
Communities 
St. John's
Locations 
Newfoundland and Labrador
Canada
Themes 
Health
Quality of Life
Social Justice
Public Safety
Municipal
Industry Sectors 
Scientific Research and Development Services
Local, Municipal and Regional Public Administration
Start date 
1 Jan 2009
End date 
31 Dec 2012