Assistant Professor Hue-Tam Jamme

My research focuses on the intersection between mobility, public space, and technological innovation. One of my current projects explores the role of the gig economy for women’s empowerment in Cambodia, Myanmar, and Thailand. I am especially curious to see how home-based gig work relate street vending, a typically women-based activity.

Huê-Tâm Jamme studies urbanisms in transition from a comparative perspective. Using a range of qualitative and quantitative methods, she focuses on the lived experience of societal transformations. Her research explores in particular whether the development of information and communication networks shapes inclusive urban spaces.

Jamme currently leads a research project centered on the gig economy and women’s upward mobility and in the capitals of Cambodia, Myanmar, and Thailand. In previous research, she investigated the socio-spatial consequences of the transition towards auto-mobility in Vietnam.

Her research interests further include public space, street vending, affordable housing and transit-oriented development (TOD), and active travel, both in cities of the Global South and in the United States.

Her work has been published in English and in French in edited volumes and academic journals, including Transportation Research, the Journal of Planning Education and Research, and the Journal of Environmental Psychology. Her research and teaching draw on several years of professional practice in Asia as a consultant in urban development

Areas of expertise prepared to comment on: women in transportation, women in public space, women and informal vending

Selected publications

Journal Articles
1. Boarnet, M., Bostic, R., Rodnyansky, S., Burinskiy, E., Eisenlohr, A., Jamme, H-T., Santiago-Bartolomei, R. (2020). Do high income households reduce driving more when living near rail transit? Transportation Research Part D: Transport and Environment, 80.
2. Jamme, H-T., Bahl, D., Banerjee T., Rodriguez J. (2019). A twenty-five-year biography of the TOD concept: From design to policy, planning, and implementation. Journal of Planning Education and Research, 39(4), 409-428.
3. Webb Jamme, H-T., Bahl, D. & Banerjee, T. (2018). Between “broken windows” and the “eyes on the street:” walking to school in inner city San Diego. Journal of Environmental Psychology, 55, 121-138.
4. Boarnet, M., Bostic, R., Eisenlohr, A., Rodnyansky, S., Santiago-Bartolomei, R., Webb Jamme, H-T. (2018). The joint effects of income, vehicle technology, and transit-oriented development on greenhouse gases emissions. Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board, 2672(24), 75-86.

Book Chapters
5. Piazzoni, F., Jamme, H-T. (forthcoming 2020). Private uses make public spaces: Street vending in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, and Rome, Italy. In Routledge Handbook of Street Culture (Ed: Jeffrey Ian Ross). Abingdon: Routledge. Accepted on August 10, 2019.
6. Webb Jamme, H-T., Ortega, F. (2019). Modern infrastructure and historic urban landscape: re-evaluating local conservation practices in light on Hanoi’s metro project. In Routledge Companion of Global Heritage Conservation (Eds: Bharne, V., & Sandmeier T.). Abingdon: Routledge, 279-297.

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Main institution
United States
Assistant Professor
School of Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning
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