This webinar was presented by Takeshi Nakamura on 23 May 2023.
Equity refers to the fairness with which impacts (benefits and costs) are distributed. Transport planning decisions can have large and diverse equity impacts in our lives. In this presentation, Takeshi talked about how the concept of race, gender, and class can be applied for more equitable practices within planning by using an equity lens to assess planning decisions.
About the speaker:
Takeshi Nakamura Senior Planner at ARUP NZ with over 14 years’ experience in strategic transport planning and infrastructure appraisals. He has a strong focus on land use integration and equity in Australia, New Zealand, and the UK.
In 2022, to bring the equity perspectives to Urban and Transport planning within the NZ context, Takeshi took an 8-week course in Race, Gender, and Class as a part of African American Study at UC Berkley, which covers the principles of Equity Planning. He also works closely with the Equity Planning leader in the ARUP San Francisco office, growing his knowledge of transport equity in a practical context.
Takeshi is currently conducting the equity assessment for a major infrastructure project in Auckland, NZ.