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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 Report here

Juliet is currently working on an AHRC-funded project “New Challenges on the Urban Periphery”, in collaboration with the University of Bath and the Paris-based NGO, Alternatives Européennes. The project, based in St Denis in the Paris region, brings together artists, researchers, policy-makers and local residents, to explore the mechanisms of marginality and legitimation on the urban periphery. Through a series of scholarly symposia, creative literary workshops and a cultural festival during summer 2023, the project works with voices from the margins to explore the potential of the urban periphery as a cultural and creative space, to produce radically new aesthetics and forms.

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., and Valler, D. (2023). ‘Urban Policies in the Framework of the 2030 Agenda: The Case of Bristol, England’. In: Huete García, M.Á., Rodríguez Miranda, A., Ugalde, V., Merinero Rodríguez, R. (eds) Urban Policy in the Framework of the 2030 Agenda. pp.181-196 The Urban Book Series. Springer, Cham. (Access here)

Spencer, B, Jones, T, Carpenter, J, Brownill, S (2023) ‘The potential for public participation in planning healthy urban mobility: the case of Oxford, United Kingdom’ in Hansson, L., Rye, T., Hedegaard Sørensen, C. (Eds). Public Participation in Transport in Times of Change. Emerald, Bingley, UK (Access here)

Carpenter, J, (2022) Picture this: Exploring photovoice as a method to understand lived experiences in marginal neighbourhoods. Urban Planning, 7 (3), pp.351-362 (Download)

Carpenter J and Horvath C (2022) Co‐Creation and the City: Arts‐Based Methods and Participatory Approaches in Urban Planning, Urban Planning, 7 (30, pp.311–314 (Download)

Horvath C and Carpenter J (2022) Co-Creation: A Method to Build Agonistic Places and Inclusive Cities, in Valcerde Viesca K and Pacheco Gordillo D (eds), Ciudades Cohesionadas: Co-crear agendas urbanas incluyentes. Propuestas críticas desde la comunidad. Mexico : UNAM/ SECTEI/ Unión Europea/ Editoral de Lirio (Access here)

Carpenter, J., Brett, J., Cho, Y., Spencer, B., & Moreira De Souza, T. (2022). Exploring lessons from Covid-19 for the role of the voluntary sector in Integrated Care Systems, Health and Social Care in the Community (Download)

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)

Horvath C and Carpenter J (eds) (2020) “Co-creation in Theory and Practice: Exploring creativity in the Global North and South”, Bristol: Policy Press (Access here)

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