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Social impacts of drought: a report to NSW Agriculture
Practice and public–private partnerships in sustainable transport governance: The case of car sharing in Sydney, Australia
Over the past two decades car sharing has become a mainstream transportation mode for over a million users worldwide with organisations now operating in more than 1100 cities across 26 countries and… Expand
The Big Dry
The long-running Australian drought has had significant economic and environmental consequences, not least its impact on water supplies for major cities. What is less well understood are the social… Expand
Healthy built environments: A review of the literature
The Healthy Built Environments Program has completed a major scholarly literature review examining the role of the built environment in supporting human health as part of everyday living. The… Expand
Still Feeling the Car – The Role of Comfort in Sustaining Private Car Use
- J. Kent
- 20 October 2015
Abstract In 2004, Mimi Sheller highlighted that emotions and sensations play a key part in sustaining the dominant culture of automobility. Sheller’s work ‘Automotive Emotions’ has been followed by a… Expand
Many small communities across the vast interior of Australia are under pressure from ongoing rural restructuring and a long-running drought. Socioeconomic indicators suggest that rural people are… Expand
Individualized responsibility and climate change: 'if climate protection becomes everyone's responsibility, does it end up being no-one's?'
- J. Kent
- 6 August 2008
Whereas global compacts, such as the Kyoto Protocol have yet to consolidate action from governments on climate change, there has been increasing acknowledgement of the role of individuals (in their… Expand
Puncturing automobility? Carsharing practices
Contemporary scholarship and policy emphasise problems with car use. Though there is a strongly held view that the system of private car use may be impossible to shift, in this paper we consider one… Expand
The objective and perceived built environment: What matters for happiness?
Abstract Subjective well-being, or a positive evaluation of one’s own life, is an important component of human health. The concept is regularly used as a policy measure for social progress, with… Expand
Educational Access for Australia's Rural Young People: A Case of Social Exclusion
The social and economic effects of globalisation in rural communities is well documented. Ageing populations, loss of services and employment opportunities are typical of rural areas in many western… Expand