Prof. Dr. Jeffrey Kenworthy (Frankfurt UAS)

Prof. Dr. Jeffrey Kenworthy (FH Frankfurt)

BSc. (Hons), PhD Murdoch, Professor in Sustainable Cities, The Curtin University Sustainability Policy (CUSP)
Institute, Curtin University of Technology, Perth, Australia. Guest Professor, Frankfurt University of Applied Sciences.
Jeff Kenworthy has spent 35 years in the transport and urban planning field and currently teaches courses and
supervises postgraduate students in the city policy and urban sustainability fields. He is co-author (with Peter
Newman, Felix Laube and others) of a number of books. These include: Cities and Automobile Dependence:
An International Sourcebook; Sustainability and Cities: Overcoming Automobile Dependence; An International
Sourcebook of Automobile Dependence in Cities, 1960-1990; Back On Track: Rethinking Transport Policy in
Australia and New Zealand; Winning Back the Cities; An Introduction to Sustainable Transportation: Policy,
Planning and Implementation. His latest book with Island Press is in a pre-publication stage:
The End of Automobile Dependence: How Cities are Moving Beyond Car-based Planning

As well, he is author and co-author of over 250 other book chapters, journal publications and reports in the area
of city policy, in particular transport. He has extensive experience in the areas of compact housing developments,
public transport systems and sustainable transport policy and has worked as a consultant for local, state and
federal governments in Australia, as well as private organisations and the World Bank. Professor Kenworthy has
worked for Swiss Federal Railways for 7 months designing a concept for a new passenger information system
which SBB subsequently adopted. He has also acted in an advisory capacity in the Premier’s Department in WA.
Dr. Kenworthy has lectured internationally in 33 countries and 82 cities to universities, government agencies and
community organisations on city policy issues.

He was for three and a half years Project Director for a large project called the Millennium Cities Database for
Sustainable Transport for the International Union (Association) of Public Transport in Brussels (UITP). This
study includes 100 developed and developing cities in every part of the world and includes comparative data on
urban land use, transport, economics and the environment of cities. He has an international reputation in the field
of benchmarking of cities on transportation and land use patterns on the basis of their automobile dependence,
with a focus on the importance of urban rail systems. Jeff Kenworthy received the Australian Centenary Medal
from the Australian Prime Minister’s Office for service to planning and sustainability in relation to public
transport and urban form.

From October 1, 2009 until September 30, 2010 Professor Kenworthy was a Mercator Guest Professor at Goethe
University funded by the DFG (132,600 EURO) and from October 1, 2010 until December 31, 2013 he was a
Guest Professor at Goethe University in Frankfurt

Kürzlich abgeschlossene und laufende Arbeiten
  • Mobility in Megacities: Preliminary Study and Main Study 2010/11. IFMO/BMW. Munich.
  • Global Mobility Monitor 2011-13. IFMO/BMW, Munich.
  • Melbourne Peer Cities Comparative Study 2010. Department of Transport, Melbourne.
  • World Business Council for Sustainable Development: Inclusion of new cities in global cities database.
Zurückliegende relevante Arbeiten
  • Partial Update of Millennium Cities Database for Sustainable Transport, Phase 1 and Phase 2, 2007-2014.
    Helen and William Mazer Foundation, New Jersey and other funding.
  • Partial Update of Millennium Cities Database for Sustainable Transportation. 2008/9. Murdoch
    University.
  • International Benchmarking and Best Practice in Adapting to a Future of Electric Mobility in Germany:
    Sustainable Transport or Just Electric Cars? 2010. Land Hessen Research Project, through FH FFM.
  • Background advice to BMW regarding their DriveNow car on demand system
Ausgewählte Veröffentlichungen / Auszeichnungen
  • Kenworthy, J. (2013) Deteriorating or Improving? Transport Sustainability Trends in Global
  • Metropolitan Areas. In Renne, J. and Fields, W.M. (Eds) Transport Beyond Oil: Policy Choices
    for a Multi-Modal Future. Chapter 14, pp. 244-264, Island Press Washington DC.
  • Newman, P. and Kenworthy, J. (2013) Urban sustainability and automobile dependence in an Australian context. In Vojnovic,
    I. Urban sustainability: A global perspective., pp 227-254, Michigan State University Press, East Lansing.
  • Newman, P. and Kenworthy, J. (2014) Automobility and Resilience: A Global Perspective. In Walks, A., Hess, P. and Siemiatycki,
    M. (eds) (2013) Driving Cities, Driving Inequality, Driving Politics. Routledge, London.
  • Newman, P. and KENWORTHY, J. (2011) The density multiplier: A response to Mees. World Transport Policy and Practice, 17 (3), 32-44.
  • Kenworthy, J. (2012) Don’t shoot me I’m only the transport planner (apologies to Sir Elton John). World Transport Policy and Practice 18 (4) 6-26
  • Bradley, M. and Kenworthy, J. (2012) Congestion offsets: Transforming cities by letting buses compete. World Transport Policy and Practice 18 (4), 46-69.
  • Klinger, T., Kenworthy, J. and Lanzendorf, M. (2013) Dimensions of urban mobility cultures – acomparison of German cities. Journal of Transport Geography 31: 18-29
  • Newman, P. Kenworthy, J. and Glazebrook, G. (2013) Peak Car and the Rise and Rise of Global Rail: Why this is happening and what it means for large and small cities. Journal of Transportation Technologies 3, 272-287.
  • Kenworthy, J. (2013) Decoupling urban car use and metropolitan GDP growth. World Transport Policy and Practice 19 (4) 7-21.
  • Kenworthy, J. (2014) Total daily mobility patterns and their implications for forty-three global cities in 1995 and 2005. World Transport Policy and Practice 20 (1) 41-55.
  • Kenworthy, J. (2010) Making Eco-Cities a Reality: Some Key Dimensions for Eco City Development With Best Practice Examples. In: Tang, Z. (Ed.) Eco-City and Green Community: The Evolution of Planning Theory and Practice: Chapter 3, pp 39-58. NOVA Science Publishers, Hauppauge (NY).
  • Kenworthy, J. (2010) An International Comparative Perspective on Fast Rising Motorisation and Automobile Dependence in Developing Cities. In Dimitriou, H. and Gackenheimer, R. eds) Transport Policy Making and Planning for Cities of the Developing World. Chapter 4, pp 74-112, Edward Elgar, London.
  • Newman, P. and Kenworthy, J. (2011) ‘Peak Car Use’: Understanding the Demise of Automobile Dependence. World Transport Policy and Practice 17 (2), 31-42.
  • Schiller, P.L. Bruun, E.C. and Kenworthy, J.R. (2010) An Introduction to Sustainable Transportation: Policy, Planning and Implementation. Earthscan, London.
  • Kenworthy, J.R. and Laube, F. (2001) The Millennium Cities Database for Sustainable Transport. (CDROM Database) International Union (Association) of Public Transport, (UITP), Brussels and Institute for Sustainability and Technology Policy (ISTP), Perth.
  • Kenworthy, J. (2010) Making Eco-Cities a Reality: Some Key Dimensions for Eco City Development
    With Best Practice Examples. In: Tang, Z. (Ed.) Eco-City and Green Community: The Evolution of
    Planning Theory and Practice: Chapter 3, pp 39-58. NOVA Science Publishers, Hauppauge (NY).
  • Kenworthy, J. (2010) An International Comparative Perspective on Fast Rising Motorisation and
    Automobile Dependence in Developing Cities. In Dimitriou, H. and Gackenheimer, R. eds) Transport
    Policy Making and Planning for Cities of the Developing World. Chapter 4, pp 74-112, Edward Elgar,
    London.
  • Newman, P. and Kenworthy, J. (2011) ‘Peak Car Use’: Understanding the Demise of Automobile
    Dependence. World Transport Policy and Practice 17 (2), 31-42.
  • Schiller, P.L. Bruun, E.C. and Kenworthy, J.R. (2010) An Introduction to Sustainable Transportation:
    Policy, Planning and Implementation. Earthscan, London.
  • Kenworthy, J.R. and Laube, F. (2001) The Millennium Cities Database for Sustainable Transport.
    (CDROM Database) International Union (Association) of Public Transport, (UITP), Brussels and Institute
    for Sustainability and Technology Policy (ISTP), Perth.
  • ·Kenworthy, J.R. (2005) Sustainable urban transport: Developing sustainability rankings and clusters
    based on an international comparison of cities. In Handbook of Sustainability Research, Chapter 16. Peter
    Lang Scientific Publishers, Frankfurt.
  • Kenworthy, J.R. (2008) Energy Use and CO2 Production in The Urban Passenger Transport Systems of 84
    International Cities: Findings and Policy Implications. Droege, P. (ed) Urban Energy Transitions. Chapter 9, pp.211-236. Elsevier.
  • Kenworthy, J.R. (2006) The Eco-City: Ten Key Transport and Planning Dimensions for Sustainable City
    Development. Environment and Urbanization Special Issue, 67-85, April.
  • Kenworthy, J (2008) An International Review of The Significance of Rail in Developing More
    Sustainable Urban Transport Systems in Higher Income Cities. World Transport Policy and Practice 14 (2), 21-37.
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