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Dr Juliet Carpenter

Fellow, Senior Research Fellow, Staff

Director of Research

Global Centre on Healthcare and Urbanisation

Juliet is an urban geographer, working at the interface of urban studies, sociology, political science and wider health and wellbeing. Her research interests centre on the broad field of sustainable urban development, in particular the concept of social sustainability related to urban change and social justice. She has worked extensively on community engagement, and has recently been involved in the Oxford Citizens’ Jury, Street Voice Read the Initial Report here

At GCHU, she has been working with the Commission on Creating Healthy Cities, investigating the links between urban development and health and wellbeing, particularly in the context of the Covid-19 pandemic. See the Final Report here

She has also been developing the notion of Co-Creation in the Global North and South, with a particular interest in arts-based methods in the urban arena. A full list of publications can be found here

Juliet is on the International Editorial Boards of Urban Planning and Transactions of the Association of European Schools of Planning, and regularly peer-reviews articles for leading international journals.

Before joining Kellogg College in 2021, Juliet was a Reader at Oxford Brookes University, where she led and contributed to a range of research projects as part of the Planning, Policy and Governance research group. Between 2017-2019, she was a Global Research Fellow at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, in the School of Urban and Regional Planning, funded through a Global Fellowship from the Marie Skłodowska-Curie programme. She is also an Associate Researcher (Chercheur Associée) at ENS-Lyon (Triangle UMR 5206).

Juliet’s work has been funded by the European Commission (e.g. the Horizon 2020 Co-Creation project), ESRC, AHRC, national government (MHCLG), the European Investment Bank, RTPI and the Greater London Assembly, amongst others.

Recent publications:

Carpenter J, Horvath C and Spencer B (2021) “Co-Creation as an agonistic practice in the favela of Santa Marta, Rio de Janeiro”, Urban Studies, Vol. 58(9) 1906–1923 (Download)

Carpenter J, González Medina M, Huete García M, and De Gregorio Hurtado S (2020) “Variegated Europeanization and urban policy: Dynamics of policy transfer in France, Italy, Spain and the UK”, European Urban and Regional Studies, Vol. 27(3) 227–245

Dlabac O, Zwicky R, Carpenter J, Pereira P (2020) “Towards the ‘Just City’? Exploring the attitudes of European city mayors”, Urban Research and Practice, pp 1-24

Carpenter J, Pereira P, Dlabac O, Zwicky R (2020) ‘”Urban interventionism” in welfare and planning: National typologies and “local cultures” in Europe’, Journal of Urban Affairs, pp. 1-21