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They know they can get away with it’: Housing development, divergent goals and the limits to trust (2021)
Presentation / Conference
Hickman, H., & McClymont, K. (2021, April). They know they can get away with it’: Housing development, divergent goals and the limits to trust. Presented at Housing Studies Association Conference 2021, Online

Presentation to stimulate a panel discussion at the Housing Studies Association Conference 2021 on issues of trust between local authorities and housing developers.

Planning control and the politics of soft densification (2020)
Journal Article
Hickman, H., Dunning, R., & While, A. (2020). Planning control and the politics of soft densification. Town Planning Review, 91(3), 305-324. https://doi.org/10.3828/tpr.2020.17

Increasing the density of existing urban areas can support urban regeneration and environmental sustainability by limiting urban sprawl and linking housing to transport infrastructure. However, making space for 'soft densification'-small-scale increm... Read More about Planning control and the politics of soft densification.

‘If independence goes, the planning system goes’: New Political Governance and the English Planning Inspectorate (2020)
Journal Article
Hickman, H., & Boddy, M. (2020). ‘If independence goes, the planning system goes’: New Political Governance and the English Planning Inspectorate. Town Planning Review, 91(1), 21-45

Radical restructuring of 'arms-length' government bodies following the 2010 UK national election signalled a change in relations between government and the civil service. This was seen as a major shift in modes of governance from 'new public manageme... Read More about ‘If independence goes, the planning system goes’: New Political Governance and the English Planning Inspectorate.

‘The object is to change the heart and soul’: Financial incentives, planning and opposition to new housebuilding in England (2020)
Journal Article
Inch, A., While, A., Dunning, R., Hickman, H., & Payne, S. (2020). ‘The object is to change the heart and soul’: Financial incentives, planning and opposition to new housebuilding in England. Environment and Planning C: Politics and Space, 38(4), 713-732. https://doi.org/10.1177/2399654420902149

© The Author(s) 2020. In 2014 the UK government announced plans to reduce opposition to housing development by making a direct payment to households in England. 1 This was part of a wider experiment with behavioural economics and financial inducement... Read More about ‘The object is to change the heart and soul’: Financial incentives, planning and opposition to new housebuilding in England.

Planners of the future, planning for the future? (2019)
Journal Article
Hickman, H., McClymont, K., & Sheppard, A. (2019). Planners of the future, planning for the future?

This article considers the potential mismatch between the aspirations of planners in education and the realities of practice.

Governance and territory: Comparative responses to growth in Cambridge and Oxford (2018)
Presentation / Conference
Hickman, H., & Valler, D. (2018, July). Governance and territory: Comparative responses to growth in Cambridge and Oxford. Paper presented at AESOP Congress 2018

Conference paper on divergent policy styles and the management of major economic and housing growth in both Cambridge and Oxford sub-regions.

“Between a rock and a hard place”: Planning reform, localism and the role of the planning inspectorate in England (2018)
Journal Article
Boddy, M., & Hickman, H. (2018). “Between a rock and a hard place”: Planning reform, localism and the role of the planning inspectorate in England. Planning Theory and Practice, 19(2), 198-217. https://doi.org/10.1080/14649357.2018.1456083

Like many European countries, England saw the establishment in the late 1990s and early twenty-first century of regional-scale spatial planning. Radical reform of English planning following the Localism Act 2011 however saw the whole intermediate tie... Read More about “Between a rock and a hard place”: Planning reform, localism and the role of the planning inspectorate in England.

The truth about 'soft densification' (2017)
Journal Article
Henneberry, J., Hickman, H., & Dunning, R. (2017). The truth about 'soft densification'

A blog piece for the RTPI on research about the impact of soft-densification on urban areas.

Combined authorities: Signs of success (2017)
Report
Hickman, H., & While, A. (2017). Combined authorities: Signs of success

A research report into the early successes and challenges of the newly formed Combined Authorities.

Examiners examined: Deliberative practice and the neighbourhood planning examiner (2017)
Presentation / Conference
Hickman, H., Parker, G., & Salter, K. (2017, September). Examiners examined: Deliberative practice and the neighbourhood planning examiner. Paper presented at UK/Ireland Planning Research Conference

Conference paper exploring the role of the neighbourhood planning examiner and the challenges and contradictions for examiners operating in a deliberative practice space but with constrained statutory role.

The new politics of soft-densification (2017)
Presentation / Conference
Hickman, H., Dunning, R., & while, A. (2017, September). The new politics of soft-densification. Paper presented at UK/Ireland Planning Research Conference

Conference paper presenting research undertaken for PUCA (an agency of the French Government) exploring the incidence of and impact of soft-densification (small scale development) in England between 2001-2011. It includes two case studies of Ealing (... Read More about The new politics of soft-densification.

Attitudinal research on financial payments to reduce opposition to new homes (2017)
Report
Henneberry, J., While, A., Hickman, H., & Inch, A. (2017). Attitudinal research on financial payments to reduce opposition to new homes

A report commissioned by the UK Department for Communities and Local Government into the role of financial payments in reducing opposition to new homes.

Effective national infrastructure: Balancing detail and flexibility – through planning to delivery (2017)
Report
Hickman, H., & Mitchell, K. (2017). Effective national infrastructure: Balancing detail and flexibility – through planning to delivery

A report produced for the National Infrastructure Planning Association on optimising the balance between the level of detail required in the process for consenting national infrastructure projects, with the need for flexibility at the project deliver... Read More about Effective national infrastructure: Balancing detail and flexibility – through planning to delivery.