Research Fellow, University of Sydney
Dr Jennifer Kent's research interests lay primarily in the intersections between planning and health, including planning for active transport and attachments to the private car as a form of mobility.
Why loneliness is both an individual thing and a shared result of the cities we create
Jan 25, 2023 04:42 am UTC| Health
If youre feeling lonely, youre not alone. Loneliness is an increasingly common experience, and it can have severe consequences. People who feel lonely are at higher risk of serious health issues, including heart disease,...
Working the system: 3 ways planners can defy the odds to promote good health for all of us
Sep 06, 2019 07:44 am UTC| Insights & Views Health
Many of the chronic and costly diseases Australians face are related to how we live in cities. The speed of modern life clashes with poorly designed urban areas. As a result, health-promoting activities, such as regular...
Why autonomous vehicles won't reduce our dependence on cars in cities
Dec 04, 2018 16:26 pm UTC| Technology
The technology of autonomous vehicles (AVs) is progressing rapidly, but have we really thought through how theyll work in reality? In its report on AVs in Australia, Austroads (the association of Australasian road...
Why car sharing had a slow start in Australia - and how that's changing
Oct 29, 2018 19:25 pm UTC| Insights & Views Technology
Car sharing arrived on the Australian scene in the early 2000s. These are commercial services that give people access to vehicles they can rent by the hour. Services in Australia currently include GoGet and Car Next...
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