- Research Associate in Urban Mobility
- Email: email@example.com
Hannah Budnitz joined TSU in October 2019 to join the Park and Charge project.
She completed her PhD at the University of Birmingham, where she was researching the relationship between travel choices, internet accessibility and extreme weather, and the opportunities that trends in improving ICT and increasing space-time flexibility of work and travel offer for more resilient responses to transport disruption. Prior to starting her doctoral studies, Hannah worked as a transport planner in the UK for first Arup, then Reading Borough Council. She also holds a BA in Urban Studies from Columbia University and an MSc in City and Regional Planning from Cardiff University.
Hannah's research is focused on the transition to electric mobility in the UK from the social, behavioural and policy perspectives.
As part of the Park and Charge project, Hannah is researching the barriers to electric vehicle adoption, particularly where at-home charging is not achievable due to residential parking layouts and urban form, and investigating the acceptability of a combined parking and charging service as a solution in Oxfordshire.
As part of the ITEM project, Hannah is researching the processes and policies that enable the transition to electric mobility in Bristol and whether they are also fair, equitable, and inclusive. By comparing Bristol with three other medium-sized cities across Europe at different stages in the transition, multiple aspects of social justice are assessed using a multi-perspective and mixed methods approach.
Hannah is also interested in delivering innovative transport schemes through public-private-academic partnerships such as that formed for the Park and Charge project, and continues to explore the links between telecommunications technology and use and its potential to offer sustainable and resilient accessibility.
Hannah tweets (@HBudnitz) and writes a monthly blog and sometimes for professional publications, such as The Planner and transportXtra. She was Chair of the Transport Planning Network (2016-2020), supported by the Royal Town Planning Institute and the Transport Planning Society, and regularly presents at professional conferences.
- Budnitz, H., Tranos, E. and Chapman, L. (2022) Whether weather causes contention: assessing the ongoing resilience opportunity of telecommuting. GeoJournal.
- Bhagavathy, S.M., Budnitz, H., Schwanen, T. and McCulloch, M. (2021) Impact of Charging Rates on Electric Vehicle Battery Life. Findings, March.
- Budnitz, H.D. and Tranos, E. (2021) Working from home and digital divides: resilience during the pandemic. Annals of the Association of American Geographers.
- Budnitz, H., Tranos, E. and Chapman, L. (2020) Responding to stormy weather: Choosing which journeys to make. Travel Behaviour and Society (special issue on “Changing Travel Behaviour in the Connected Era”), 18: 94-105.
- Budnitz, H., Tranos, E. and Chapman, L. (2020) Telecommuting and other trips: an English case study. Journal of Transport Geography, 85. 102713.
- Budnitz, H., Chapman, L. and Tranos, E. (2018) Better by bus? Insights into public transport travel behaviour during Storm Doris in Reading, UK. Weather, 73(2): 54-60.
- Budnitz, H., Tranos, E. and Chapman, L. (2021) Transport Modes and Big Data. In, Vickerman, R. (ed.) International Encyclopaedia of Transportation. Elsevier. pp. 665-670.
- Grant-Muller, S.M., Abdelrazek, M., Budnitz, H., Cottrill, C.D., Crawford, F., Choudhury, C.F., Cunningham, T., Harrison, G., Hodgson, F.C., Hong, J., Martin, A., O'Brien, O., Papaix, C. and Tsoleridis, P. (2021) Technology enabled data for sustainable transport policy. In, Vickerman, R. (ed.) International Encyclopedia of Transportation. Elsevier. pp. 135-141.
- Budnitz, H., Tranos, E. and Chapman, L. (2020) The potential for telecommuting to offer sustainable and resilient accessibility. Chapter 10 in, Mulley, C. and Nelson, J.D. (eds.) Urban Form and Accessibility: Social, Economic, and Environment Impacts. Elsevier. ISBN: 978-0-12-819822-3.
- Budnitz, H., Chapman, L. and Tranos, E. (2019) Weather, travel behavior, and the influence and potential of ICT to improve resilience. Chapter 3 in, Ben-Elia, E. (ed.) ATPP: The Evolving Impacts of ICT on Activities and Travel Behaviour Volume 3. Elsevier. ISBN: 978-0-12-816213-2.
- Budnitz, H. (2018) Sustainable Mobility. In, Filho, W.L. (ed.) Encyclopedia of Sustainability in Higher Education. Springer International Publishing, Switzerland.
- Hampton, S., Knight, L., Scott, H., Budnitz, H., Killip, G., Wheeler, S., Smith, A., Eyre, N. (2021) Pathways to a zero carbon Oxfordshire. Environmental Change Institute, University of Oxford
Selected Conference Presentations
- Hampton, S., Killip, G., Smith, A., Eyre, N., Knight, L., Scott, H., Budnitz, H. and Wheeler, S. (2021) Pathways to a zero carbon Oxfordshire. Proceedings of ECEEE Summer Study (online), 7 - 11 June 2021. paper 5-096-21.
- Budnitz, H. (2018) ‘Exploring the influence of weather on the choice not to travel'. UTSG [Universities' Transport Study Group] 50th Annual Conference, University College London, 3-5 January 2018. (Came joint second in Smeed Prize).
- Budnitz, H, Chapman, L, Tranos, E. (2019) ‘Telecommuting and Other Trips: the Accessibility of Amenities'. 15th International NECTAR conference, Helsinki, Finland, 5-7 June 2019.
- Budnitz, H, Chapman, L, Tranos, E. (2019) ‘Responding to Stormy Weather: Choosing which Journeys to Make'. UTSG, University of Leeds, 8-10 July 2019.
- Budnitz, H. (2019) ‘Travel Behaviour, Technology, and Weather Resilience… a study in quantitative geography'. RGS-IGB Annual International Conference, London, 28 August, 2019. (Won joint best paper at Future of Quantitative Geography session for PhD and early career researchers.)