Professor Jon Kellett

Jonathan Kellett
Professor of Planning & Property
School of Architecture and Built Environment
Faculty of the Professions

Jon is an urban planner who has worked in the UK and Australia. He is passionate about his role as both a teacher and researcher and is motivated by a desire to carry out research in areas that are relevant to improving the sustainability of cities. He believes that the best urban policy is informed by evidence and strives through his teaching and research to make a difference to the cities in which he lives and works.

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Professor Jon Kellett

Jon is an urban planner who has worked in the UK and Australia. He is passionate about his role as both a teacher and researcher and is motivated by a desire to carry out research in areas that are relevant to improving the sustainability of cities. He believes that the best urban policy is informed by evidence and strives through his teaching and research to make a difference to the cities in which he lives and works.

As an urban planner I am interested in the way that cities develop and how they contribute to the quality of human life as well as how they impact on the environment. In this latter regard I have a long standing research interest in the energy demand of  cities and the variety of ways this demand  is met along with  the  environmental implications of particular energy policies. This interest led me to be interested in climate change and how cities, as major energy consumers and greenhouse gas emitters, can mitigate their impacts by adopting energy efficiency measures and employing renewable technologies into their energy mix.  Following on from this aspect I became interested in how cities might adapt more generally to a changing climate. My second research interest concerns the mechanisms by which urban development occurs. Government investment in infrastructure, private sector investment in new property and  the interactions and synergies between these two major forces is a growing area of my research activity. A common theme that unites all of my research is its applicability to policy. I strive to ensure that my work is disseminated to a professional audience and to government and try to take every opportunity to use the outcomes of my research to inform policy making.

I am  a member of the Sustainable Built Environment Research Group and China-Australia Sustainable Research Unit.

Appointments

Date Position Institution name
2014 Professsor of Planning & Property University of Adelaide
2005 - 2014 Associate Professor of Urban & Regional Planning University of South Australia
1985 - 2005 Senior Lecturer in Urban & Regional Planning Sheffield Hallam University

Awards and Achievements

Date Type Title Institution Name Amount
2014 Award for Excellence for Journal paper International Journal of Climate Change: Impacts and Responses

Language Competencies

Language Competency
French Can read, write, speak and understand spoken
Spanish; Castilian Can read

Education

Date Institution name Country Title
1978 - 1982 Sheffield Hallam University United Kingdom PhD
1976 - 1978 University of Liverpool United Kingdom Master of Civic Design
1972 - 1975 University of Sheffield United Kingdom BA

Keywords

Built Environment and Design, Urban and Regional Planning, Urban Policy

Journals

Date Citation
2017 Hamilton,C, Kellett,J, 2017, Cost comparison of infrastructure on greenfield and infill sites, Urban Policy and Research, 1-13 10.1080/08111146.2016.1274257
2017 Balston,J, Li,S, Iankov,I, Kellett,J, Wells,G, 2017, Quantifying the financial impact of climate change on Australian local government roads, Infrastructures, 2, 1, 2-1-2-16 10.3390/infrastructures2010002
2016 Kellett,J, 2016, Australian cities and climate change, Built Environment, 42, 1, 145-157 10.2148/benv.42.1.145
2016 Wight,I, Kellett,J, Pieters,J, 2016, Practice ~ reflection ~ learning: work experience in planner education, Planning Practice and Research, 31, 5, 500-512 10.1080/02697459.2016.1222109
2015 Kellett,J, Hamilton,C, Ness,D, Pullen,S, 2015, Testing the limits of regional climate analogue studies: an Australian example, Land Use Policy, 44, 54-61 10.1016/j.landusepol.2014.11.022
2014 Kellett,J, Balston,J, Western,M, 2014, Sea-level rise and planning: retrospect and prospect, Australian Planner, 51, 3, 203-211 10.1080/07293682.2013.808681
2014 Kellett,J, 2014, Planning reform in South Australia, Australian Planner, 51, 2, 163-169 10.1080/07293682.2013.877510
2014 Kellett,J, Ahsan,R, Karuppannan,S, 2014, Climate induced migration: lessons from Bangladesh, The International Journal of Climate Change: Impacts and Responses, 5, 2, 1-16
2012 Davidson,K, Kellett,J, Wilson,L, Pullen,S, 2012, Assessing urban sustainability from a social democratic perspective: a thematic approach, Local Environment: the international journal of justice and sustainability, 17, 1, 57-73 10.1080/13549839.2011.631990
2012 Kellett,J, Pullen,S, 2012, Prospects for energy efficiency in Australian buildings: a review of current opportunities, Architectural Science Review, 55, 2, 92-101 10.1080/00038628.2012.667940
2011 Ahsan,R, Karuppannan,S, Kellett,J, 2011, Climate migration and urban planning system: a study of Bangladesh, Environmental Justice, 4, 3, 163-170 10.1089/env.2011.0005
2011 Kellett,J, 2011, The Australian quarter acre block: the death of a dream?, Town Planning Review, 82, 3, 263-284 10.3828/tpr.2011.17
2011 Kellett,J, 2011, More than a roof over our head: can planning safeguard rooftop resources?, Urban Policy and Research, 29, 1, 23-36 10.1080/08111146.2010.514848
2009 Kellett,J, Hamilton,C, 2009, Carbon reduction at the local level, The International Journal of Environmental, Cultural, Economic and Social Sustainability, 5, 1, 115-126 10.18848/1832-2077/CGP/v05i01/54554
2008 Yuan,X, Kellett,J, Ren,L, 2008, Can industrial restructuring lead to a sustainable future? A critical environmental risk assessment of industrial policy in Shandong Province, China, Human and Ecological Risk Assessment, 14, 3, 593-609 10.1080/10807030802074030
2008 Yuan,X, Kellett,J, Ma,C, 2008, Conflicts between state planning, market development and environmental sustainability: A case study of the electric power industry in Shandong Province, International Journal of Sustainable Development and World Ecology, 15, 5, 430-439 10.3843/SusDev.15.5:4
2007 Kellett,J, Hamnett,S, 2007, Reducing, Adapting, Innovating: South Australia’s Greenhouse Strategy,, International Journal of Social, Economic, Cultural and Environmental Sustainability, 3, 2, 165-173
2007 Kellett,J, 2007, Community-based energy policy: A practical approach to carbon reduction, Journal of Environmental Planning and Management, 50, 3, 381-396 10.1080/09640560701261679
2006 Kellett,J, 2006, Energy service companies-a route to more sustainable australian cities?, Australasian Journal of Environmental Management, 13, 4, 226-233 10.1080/14486563.2006.10648690
2003 Kellett,J, 2003, Renewable energy and the UK planning system, Planning Practice and Research, 18, 4, 307-315 10.1080/1561426042000215623
2000 Kellett,J, Nunnington,N, 2000, Disused airport site presents development challenge for Norway, Chartered Surveyor Monthly, -
1999 Kellett,J, 1999, Poland's scramble for modernisation, Chartered Surveyor Monthly, 28-29
1996 Kellett,J, 1996, postepowanie z gruntami skazonymi, Rzeczoznawca Majatkowy, -
1995 Mortimer,ND, Kellett,JE, Grant,JF, 1995, Rural renewable energy use for urban sustainability, Pacific & Asian Journal of Energy, 5, 1, 67-78
1995 Kellett,JE, 1995, The Elements of a Sustainable Aggregates Policy, Journal of Environmental Planning and Management, 38, 4, 569-580 10.1080/09640569512832
1995 Jowsey,E, Kellett,J, 1995, The comparative sustainability of resources, International Journal of Sustainable Development and World Ecology, 2, 2, 77-85 10.1080/13504509509469891
1994 Kellett,J, Egan,D, Mortimer,N, Askham,P, Hetherington,R, Jowsey,E, Wild,M, 1994, Environmental Audit of Sheffield Hallam University, Integrated Environmental Management, -
1993 Kellett,J, 1993, The Role of the Town & Country Planning System in Controlling the Development of Electricity Generating Installations, Institute of Electrical Engineers, Proceedings - A, 140, 1, 94-99
1992 Kellett,J, 1992, Minerals and Archaeology: Potential solutions to the conflict, Mineral Planning, 53, 45-46
1990 Kellett,J, 1990, The environmental impact of wind energy, Town Planning review, 61, 2, -
1982 Kellett,J, Wilkinson,T, 1982, Depletion Policy: An Economists View, Mineral planning, 11, -
1982 Kellett,JE, 1982, The private garden in England and Wales, Landscape Planning, 9, 2, 105-123 10.1016/0304-3924(82)90002-8
1981 Kellett,J, Hill,R, 1981, Policy and Control in Residential Design, Town & Country Planning, 50, 4, 111-112

Book Chapters

Date Citation
2016 Ahsan,R, Kellett,J, Karuppannan,S, 2016, Climate migration and urban changes in Bangladesh, Butterworth-Heinemann Elsevier, Oxford, pp. 293-316 10.1016/B978-0-12-802169-9.00019-7
2013 Hamilton,C, Kellett,J, 2013, Renewable energy: urban centres lead the dance in Australia?, Springer, UK, pp. 63-79 10.1007/978-1-4471-5595-9_4
2013 Hutchings,A, Kellett,J, 2013, Urban development and planning, Wakefield Press, Adelaide, South Australia, pp. 371-386
2012 Morrissey,J, Horne,R, Kellett,J, 2012, Urban locational efficiency: long term energy and affordability implications of residential location decisions, Nova Science Publishers, New York, USA, pp. 119-133
2011 Kellett,J, Hamnett,S, 2011, Responding to a changing climate, Crawford House Publishing, Australia, pp. 13-20
2011 Kellett,J, Rofe,M, 2011, Urban open space and health: the evidence base, Crawford House Publishing, Australia, pp. 199-206
2010 Kellett,J, McBeath,T, 2010, In-home solutions, Wakefield Press, Adelaide, South Australia, pp. 531-539
2007 Horne,R, Kellett,J, 2007, Problem-based learning at a distance: Course design and HCI in an environmental management master's programme, pp. 222-237 10.4018/978-1-59904-328-9.ch013
1999 Kellett,J, 1999, The Development Industry and Archaeology, Estates Gazette Limited, pp. 169-172
1999 Kellett,J, 1999, Explaining Contamination Issues, pp. 213-219
1999 Kellett,J, 1999, Sustainable Developmemt, pp. 187-192
1999 Kellett,J, 1999, Planning in Spain, pp. 199-204
1999 Kellett,J, 1999, The Environment and its Place in the Developer's Balance Sheet, pp. 227-231
1997 Kellett,J, Mortimer,N, Grant,J, 1997, Rural and Renewable Energy, pp. 36-48
1997 Kellett,J, Mortimer,N, Grant,J, 1997, Eco-city Dimensions, Gabriola Island, B.C. : New Society Publishers, pp. 138-150
1996 Kellett,J, Jowsey,E, 1996, Sustainability and Methodologies of Environmental Assesment for Cities, pp. 197-228
1993 Kellett,J, 1993, Environmental Assessment, Estates Gazette Limited, pp. 218-223

Conference Papers

Date Citation
2016 Hamilton,C, Kellett,J, 2016, Exploring infrastructure provision issues in greenfield and urban infill residential developments, State of Australian Cities National Conference (SOAC 7), Gold Coast, QLD
2016 Kellett,J, Morrissey,J, Karuppannan,S, 2016, Drive till you qualify : an alternative view of housing affordability, State of Australian Cities National Conference (SOAC 7), Gold Coast, QLD
2016 Hamnett,S, Kellett,J, 2016, Recent South Australian planning reforms in comparative perspective, Australasian Conference of Planning and Environment Courts and Tribunals (ACPECT 2016), Adelaide, South Australia
2014 Kellett,J, Morrissey,J, Karuppannan,S, 2014, Locational aspects of housing affordability: an Australian perspective, AESOP Annual Congress 2014, Utrecht, The Netherlands
2014 Kellett,J, Pieters,J, Wight,I, 2014, The nature of planning professionalism through the eyes of students on work experience, AESOP Annual Congress 2014, Utrecht, Netherlands
2013 Middle,G, Clarke,B, Franks,D, Brown,L, Kellett,J, Lockie,S, Morrison-Sunders,A, Pope,J, Glasson,J, Harris,E et al, 2013, Reducing green tape or rolling back IA in Australia: what are four jurisdiction up to?, 33rd Annual Conference of the International Association for Impact Assessment, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
2013 Clarke,B, Middle,G, Brown,L, Franks,D, Harris,E, Kellett,J, Morrison-Sunders,A, 2013, Approaches to teaching IA in Australian Universities, Annual Conference of the International Association for Impact Assessment, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
2013 Leditschke,A, Kellett,J, Rofe,M, Butland,R, 2013, Expectations and realities: an exploration in teaching planning ethics to university students, Australia and New Zealand Association of Planning Schools Conference, Canberra
2013 Kellett,J, Li,S, Wells,G, Western,M, 2013, Decision making in the face of the rising tide, 6th State of Australian Cities Conference (SOAC 2013), Sydney, N.S.W.
2012 Ahsan,R, Karuppannan,S, Kellett,J, 2012, Addressing the impacts of climate induced migration on urban system: a study of Bangladesh, International Conference and Workshop on the Built Environment in Developing Countries, Adelaide, South Australia
2012 Kellett,J, Balston,J, Li,S, Wells,G, Western,M, 2012, Responding to rising sea levels: the Australian experience, International Conference and Workshop on the Built Enviroment in Developing Countries, Adelaide, South Australia
2012 Kellett,J, Morrissey,J, Karuppannan,S, 2012, The impact of location on housing affordability, Australasian Housing Researchers’ Conference, Adelaide, South Australia
2012 Kellett,J, Jowsey,E, 2012, The contribution of housing to carbon emissions and the potential for reduction: an Australia-UK comparison, 18th Pacific Rim Real Estate Conference, Adelaide, South Australia
2011 Ahsan,R, Kellett,J, Karuppannan,S, 2011, A theoretical framework for analysing climate impact, World Planning Schools Congress, Perth, Western Australia
2011 Kellett,J, Iankov,I, Balston,J, Vogiatzis,N, 2011, Local council infrastructure and climate change, State of Australian Cities Conference, Melbourne, Vic., Australia
2010 Kellett,J, 2010, Adelaide: the garden city on steroids, International Planning History Society Conference, Istanbul, Turkey
2010 Ahsan,R, Karuppannan,S, Kellett,J, 2010, Climate migration and change of urban land uses in Bangladesh, 4th International Conference on Built Environment in Developing Countries, Penang, Malaysia
2009 Kellett,J, Cole,D, 2009, Urban roof tops: new resource, new problems, New Zealand centre for environmental law conference, Auckland, New Zealand
2009 Kellett,J, Hamilton,C, 2009, Decarbonising the Local Economy: Planning for Renewable Energy in Urban Areas, State of Australian Cities conference, Perth
2008 Horne,R, Morrissey,J, O'Leary,T, Berry,M, Hamnett,S, Kellett,J, Irvine,S, 2008, Lifetime affordable housing in Australia - assessing life-cycle costs, Australasian Housing Researchers' Conference, Melbourne, Vic., Australia
2008 Hamilton,C, Kellett,J, X Yuan,, 2008, Carbon profiling: an analysis of methods for establishing the local emissions baseline, International Solar Cities Congress, Adelaide, South Australia
2008 Kellett,J, Hamilton,C, 2008, Low carbon futures: renewable energy potential in Playford, Australian Institute of Building Surveyors SA Branch Conference, Nuriootpa, South Australia
2008 Hamilton,C, Kellett,J, Moore,T, 2008, Resourcing a low carbon future, International Solar Energy Society Conference - Asia Pacific Region, Sydney, New South Wales
2007 Kellett,J, Hamnett,S, 2007, Responding to Climate Change in South Australia, Australian Institute of Building Surveyors conference, Adelaide
2007 Kellett,J, Hamnett,S, 2007, Onward, outward, upward? Prospects for growth of Australian cities, State of Australian Cities Conference 2007, Adelaide
2007 Kellett,J, Pullen,S, 2007, Prospects for Greenhouse Gas Reducation in Buildings using Energy Performance Contracting, AIBS International Transitions conference, adelaide
2007 Kellett,J, Yuan,X, 2007, Strategic Environmental Assessment at Policy Level: A case study of industrial restructuring policy in Shandong Province, WSEAS International conference, Agios Nikolaos, Crete
2006 Kellett,J, 2006, Energy Service Companies – A Route to a More Sustainable Adelaide, EIANZ Conference, Adelaide
2005 Kellett,J, 2005, Improving balance and mobility through problem-based learning
2002 Kellett,J, 2002, Towards the Zero Emission Community, Planning Research Conference, Dundee
1993 Kellett,J, 1993, Environmental assessment and the impact of Europe, Institute of Quarrying: Hillhead International Symposium, Buxton, UK
1989 Kellett,J, Mortimer,N, Askham,P, 1989, Land Development for Private Power Generation, Land and Property Development: New Directions, Oxford
1980 Kellett,J, 1980, The Importance of the garden in England and Wales, L'habitation unifamiliale et ses mythes, Strasbourg

Conference Items

Date Citation
2015 Kellett,J, Leadbeter,P, Barreto,R, Cheong,C, 2015, Providing infrastructure for new housing: Australian dilemmas, European Network of Housing Research Conference, Lisbon, Portugal
2015 Kellett,J, 2015, Strategic planning for the Adelaide region, Don Dunstan Foundation Migration Update Conference, Adelaide convention centre
2014 Kellett,J, Western,M, Muzyk,C, 2014, Living with rising sea levels: the importance of the time factor, Climate Adaptation 2014, Gold Coast
2002 Kellett,J, 2002, Renewable Energy Resources in Conisbrough & Denaby, Conisbrough & Denaby Renewable Energy project Conference, Earth Centre, Consibrough

Report for External Bodies

Date Citation
2015 Western,M, Kellett,J, 2015, Coobowie Seawater Flooding Adaptation Pathways for Yorke Peninsula Settlements Stage 1: State of Play Report
2015 Western,M, Kellett,J, 2015, Port Clinton: Seawater Flooding Adaptation Pathways for Yorke Peninsula Settlements Stage2: Adaptation Proposals Report
2015 Western,M, Kellett,J, 2015, Coobowie Seawater Flooding Adaptation Pathways for Yorke Peninsula Settlements Stage 2: Adaptation Proposals Report
2015 Western,M, Kellett,J, 2015, Pine Point Seawater Flooding Adaptation Pathways for Yorke Peninsula Settlements Stage 1: State of play report
2015 Western,M, Kellett,J, 2015, Pine Point Seawater Flooding Adaptation Pathways for Yorke Peninsula Settlements Stage 2: Adaptation Proposals Report
2015 Western,M, Kellett,J, 2015, Port Clinton: Seawater Flooding Adaptation Pathways for Yorke Peninsula Settlements Stage1: State of Play Report
2015 Western,M, Kellett,J, 2015, Price Seawater Flooding Adaptation Pathways for Yorke Peninsula Settlements Stage 1: State of Play Report
2015 Western,M, Kellett,J, 2015, Price Seawater Flooding Adaptation Pathways for Yorke Peninsula Settlements Stage 2: Adaptation Proposals Report
2013 Kellett,J, Davidson,K, Wilson,L, Pullen,S, Karuppannan,S, Sivam,A, Ness,D, 2013, Urban Sustainability Assessment. Final Report for the ARC Linkage Project LP0883493: An integrated model for the assessment of urban sustainability, University of South Australia
2012 Kellett,J, Balston,J, Western,M, Li,S, Wells,G, Gray,A, 2012, Coastal Adaptation Decision Support Pathways Project: Climate Change Decision Support Framework and Software for Local Councils
2012 Kellett,J, Balston,J, Iankov,I, Li,S, Wells,G, Gray,A, 2012, Quantifying the Cost of Climate Change Impacts on Local Government Assets, NCCARF, Queensland
2011 Kellett,J, Ness,D, Hamilton,C, Pullen,S, Leditschke,A, 2011, Learning from regional climate analogues: Final report October 2011, National Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility, Queensland
2010 Kellett,J, Sunter,P, Hamilton,C, 2010, Renewable energy resource assessment City of Onkaparinga
2009 Kellett,J, Rofe,M, 2009, Creating Active Communities: How can open and public spaces in urban and suburban environments support active living? A Literature Review
2009 Kellett,J, Hamilton,C, 2009, Energy and carbon baseline estimates for the City of Onkaparinga
2007 Kellett,J, Hamnett,S, 2007, Planning for the future growth of Metropolitan areas in Australia: a Comparative Review
2002 Kellett,J, Clemitshaw,L, Grant,J, 2002, Conisbrough and Denaby renewable energy project final report
2002 Kellett,J, Grant,J, 2002, Energy efficiency assesment for Conisbrough and Denaby
2002 Kellett,J, Grant,J, 2002, Carbon dioxide emissions reduction implementaion strategy for Conisbrough and Denaby
2002 Kellett,J, Grant,J, 2002, Renewable energy assessment for Consibrough and Denaby
2001 Kellett,J, 2001, Baseline assessment of energy use in Conisbrough and Denaby
1995 Kellett,J, Grant,J, Mortimer,N, 1995, Fifth Progress Report: Response to Task 9
1994 Kellett,J, 1994, The Organisation of the Land Use Planning System in England and Wales and its Implications for Renewable Energy Developments
1994 Kellett,J, 1994, The Role of the Municipality in the Integration of Renewable Energy Schemes in the United Kingdom
1994 Kellett,J, Mortimer,N, 1994, Methodologies for Assessing Renewable Energy Resources
1994 Kellett,J, Grant,J, Mortimer,N, Rumahi,J, Wenzel,H, 1994, Third Progress Report: Responses to Tasks 5 and 6
1994 Kellett,J, Grant,J, Mortimer,N, 1994, Second Progress Report: Responses to Tasks 1 to 4
1993 Kellett,J, Askham,P, Hetherington,R, Mortimer,N, Egan,D, Jowsey,E, Wild,M, 1993, Environmental Audit of the University: Phase 1 Report
1993 Kellett,J, 1993, The Definition of the Municipality and Surrounding Region
1990 Kellett,J, Mortimer,N, Henneberry,J, 1990, Energy use in Service Sector Buildings
1988 Kellett,J, Mortimer,N, McGoldrick,B, 1988, North East of England Energy Study: Assessment of the prospects for some renewable sources of energy
1983 Kellett,J, 1983, Minerals and Structure Plans, Sheffield

Original Creative Works

Date Citation
2014 Western,M, Balston,J, Kellett,J, 2014, Sea level rise and existing settlements, Adelaide

2015                   Seawater Flooding Study Yorke Peninsula Council

2013                   Coastal Settlements Adaptation Study District Council of Mallala

2011-2012           Dept. Climate Change & Energy Efficiency: Coastal Adaptation Pathways Project.

2010-2011           NCCARF Learning from Regional  Climate Analogues

2010                   Renewable Energy Resource Assessment  for the City of Onkaparinga

2010                   Energy and Carbon Baseline Assessment for the City of Onkaparinga

2010-2011           NCCARF LGA Infrastructure Vulnerability Assessment

2009                   Creating Active Communities South Australian Heart Foundation

2009-2011           Premiers Science & Research Fund Human Dimensions TREND Project

2008-2011           ARC Linkage – Tools for the Assessment of Urban Sustainability    LP0883493

2007-2010           ARC Linkage –  Lifetime Affordable Housing  LP0776834

2006-2009           ARC Linkage – Carbon Neutral Communities LP 0775120

I am program co-ordinator for the Masters programs in Urban Planning and Urban Design as well as for the  Master of Property. I teach into all these programs. Currently I co-ordinate courses in:

          Development and Construction PROP 7000

          Planning Theory and Practice   PLANNING 7035

          Development Studio  ARCH 7045

          Planning Policy and Regulation  PLANNING 7034

I am currently supervising  the following PhD candidates:

Fahmid Ahmed:      Water urbanism in Bangladesh

Martin Larbi:           Green urbanism

Armin Mehdipour:    Brownfields and urban regeneration

Saurav Mitra:          The sustainability of high buildings

Memberships

Date Role Membership Country
2006 Member Planning Institute of Australia Australia
Position
Professor of Planning & Property
Phone
83130683
Fax
8313 4377
Campus
North Terrace
Building
Horace Lamb Building
Room Number
4 56b
Org Unit
School of Architecture & Built Environment

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