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Dr Jennifer Kent

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

   jennifer.kent@sydney.edu.au

   G04 - Wilkinson Building
The University of Sydney

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    Dr Jennifer Kent is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Urban and Regional Planning program at the University of Sydney. Prior to joining the University of Sydney, Jennifer was a Lecturer at Macquarie University and Research Associate at the Healthy Built Environments Program at the University of NSW. She has also worked as a town planner in NSW in both local government and as a consultant.

    Jennifer's research has two key themes. The first relates to day-to-day mobility, with an explicit mandate to record and theorise shifts away from private car use towards more sustainable transport modes in car oriented cities. The second is on the general links between the built environment and health. The various health impacts of transport, including the detrimental health implications associated with private car dependency, exist as the nexus between these two research themes.

      Jennifer publishes regularly in high ranking scholarly journals and her work has been used to inform policy development in NSW and Australia, including Sydney's most recent metropolitan strategy. Her research was recognised at the pre-eminent conference on urbanism in Australia – the State of Australian Cities Conference – where she was awarded the Peter Harrison Memorial Prize for the best paper submitted by a PhD student in 2013.

Recent publications

    (2016).

    ‘Ontological security and private car use in Sydney, Australia’, Sociological Research Online, 21(2), 3

    http://www.socresonline.org.uk/21/2/3.html

    (2016).

    ‘Ontological security and private car use in Sydney, Australia’, Sociological Research Online, 21(2), 3

    http://www.socresonline.org.uk/21/2/3.html

    (2016).

    ‘The Future of Paratransit and DRT: Introducing Cars On Demand’ in Mulley, C. and Nelson, J. ‘Paratransit: Shaping The Flexible Transport Future’, Emerald.

    (2016).

    Healthy Planning: The Australian Landscape, Built Environment 42 (1), 90-106

    https://doi.org/10.2148/benv.42.1.90

    (2016).

    "Over 1000 cars and no garage": how urban planning supports car(park) sharing.

    Urban Policy and Research, in press.

    (2016).

    Framing health for land-use planning legislation: A qualitative descriptive content analysis.

    Social Science & Medicine, 148(January 2016), 42-51. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0277953615302379

    (2016).

    What can Built Environment and Health Professionals Learn from Crime Prevention in Planning?

    Introducing "HPTED". Urban Policy and Research. http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/08111146.2015.1034852?journalCode=cupr20

      (2015).

      Healthy Planning in Australia. In Hugh Barton, Susan Thompson, Sarah Burgess, Marcus Grant (Eds.),

      The Routledge Handbook of Planning for Health and Well-Being: Shaping a Sustainable and Healthy Future, (pp. 443-454). Oxon: Routledge.

      (2015).

      Making Health a Planning Priority: how was health framed in the review of the NSW planning system?

      State of Australian Cities National Conference (SOAC) 2015, Gold Coast: Gold Coast: Urban Research Program at Griffith University on behalf of the Australian Cities Research Network.

      (2015).

      "When what's mine isn't yours in collaborative consumption: the politics of parking for car sharing cars.

      37th Australasian Transport Research Forum, online: Australasian Transport Research Forum.

      (2015).

      "Practice and public-private partnerships in sustainable transport governance: The case of car sharing in Sydney, Australia."

      Transport Policy 40(2015): 58-64. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article /pii/S0967070X15000347

      (2015)

      'Higher-density living can make us healthier, but not on its own'

      The Conversation, https://theconversation.com/higher-density-living-can-make-us-healthier-but-not-on-its-own-34920

      (2014)

      '1000 Cars and No Garage - why does car sharing work?'

      The Conversation, https://theconversation.com/1-000-cars-and-no-garage-why-car-sharing-works-31179

      (2014)

      'To get people out of cars we need to know why they drive'

      The Conversation, https://theconversation.com/to-get-people-out-of-cars-we-need-to-know-why-they-drive-27279

      (2014).

      "Still Feeling the Car - the role of comfort in sustaining private car use."

      Mobilities DOI:10.1080/17450101.2014.944400#. VBJeUfmSyPY DOI:10.1080/17450101.2014.944400

      (2014).

      'Driving to save time or saving time to drive? The enduring appeal of the private car'.

      Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice, 65, 103-115. doi:10.1016/j.tra.2014.04.009

      (2014).

      'Carsharing as active transport: What are the potential health benefits?',

      Journal of Transport & Health, 1(1), 54-62. doi:10.1016/j.jth.2013.07.003

      (2013).

      'Puncturing automobility? Carsharing practices', Journal of

      Transport Geography, 32, 86-92. doi:10.1016/j.jtrangeo.2013.08.014