Ms Hannah Hickman

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  • Qualifications:BA, (Cambridge) MA (Cambridge), MSc (Bristol), MPhil (UCL), MRTPI
  • Position:Senior Research Fellow
  • Department:FET - Geography and Environmental Management
  • Telephone:+44117 965 6261
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About me

I currently work both as an independent freelance planning consultant, and as a Senior Research Fellow at the University of the West of England. I joined UWE in 2017, following 20 years of planning practice in the public sector, working on strategic regional policy and research. 

I am particularly interested in the politics of contemporary planning reform - what drives change and its intended and unintended impacts. 

My current research interests focus on:

- the impact of planning reform on the planning inspectorate in England; 
- post planning consent and design quality;  
- the ethics and experience of private planning practice;
- the role and impact of financial incentives in the ​planning system; and
- the national infrastructure consenting regime and its role in housing provision. 

Area of expertise

Urban and Regional Planning, Strategic Policy, Governance and Decision Making, Planning for Housing, Infrastructure Planning, including Nationally Strategic Infrastructure Planning, Planning Practice Experience, Qualitative Research Methods, . 


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