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Dr Robin Hickman
Bartlett School of Planning
Wates House, 22 Gordon Street
Tel: +44(0)2076794609
Fax: +44(0)2076797502
  • Senior Lecturer
  • The Bartlett School of Planning
  • Faculty of the Built Environment

Robin is a Senior Lecturer in Transport Planning and the City at the Bartlett School of Planning (BSP), University College London (http://www.bartlett.ucl.ac.uk), and a Visiting Research Associate at the Transport Studies Unit (TSU), University of Oxford (http://www.tsu.ox.ac.uk). He is Director of the MSc in Transport and City Planning (http://www.bartlett.ucl.ac.uk/planning/programmes/postgraduate).

He previously worked in consultancy as an Associate Director and led on transport research at Halcrow (2004-2011); was a Research Fellow at the TSU, University of Oxford (2009-2011); and worked at Llewelyn Davies (1999-2004); and Surrey County Council (1995-1999).  He has research interests in transport and climate change, urban structure and travel, integrated transport and urban planning strategies, the affective dimensions of travel, and sustainable transport strategies in the UK, Europe and Asia. He has co-authored three books/best practice guides:

*Hickman, R. and Banister, D. (2014) Transport, Climate Change and the City, Abingdon, Routledge. 
*Hickman, R., Fremer, P., Saxena, S. and Breithaupt, M. (2011) Changing Course in Urban Transport. An Illustrated Guide, Manila: ADB.
[Available at http://beta.adb.org/publications/changing-course-urban-transport-illustrated-guide
*Pharoah, T., Hickman, R. and Herbert, J. (2002) Going to Town: Improving Access to Town Centres, London: NRPF, DTLR.
[Available at http://www.nrpf.org]

He has also developed over 60 journal articles, book chapters, published reports and working papers. He is currently preparing: An International Handbook on Transport and Development (Edward Elgar, due early 2015); and a best practice guide on Improving Interchanges. Toward Better Multimodal Railway Hubs in the PRC (Asian Development Bank, due late 2014). 

He was a visiting lecturer on transport planning at the BSP (2006-11); gained his PhD in transport planning studies at the BSP in 2007 (thesis: a micro analysis of new household location and the journey to work in Surrey, UK); and MA in Town and Country Planning at Manchester University in 1994. He gave written and oral evidence to the UK House of Commons Environmental Audit Committee on Transport and Climate Change in 2006. 

Research Summary

Robin has authored and contributed to a number of policy research studies concerning sustainable transport, and urban structure and travel, including:

Sustainable Mobility
  * Sustainable Integrated Tram-Based Transport Operations for Peripheral European Regions (Sintropher Plus) (EU INTERREG IVB, 2007-14, 2014-15)

*Synergy of New Advanced Public Transport Solutions Improving Connectivity in North-West Europe (SYNAPTIC) (EU, INTERREG IVB, 2012-13)
  *INTRA-SIM Auckland (University of Auckland, Auckland Council, 2010-13)
  *Visioning and Backcasting for Transport in Jinan, China (VIBAT-Jinan) (University of Oxford Future of Cities Programme, 2010-11)
  *INTRA-SIM Oxfordshire (Oxfordshire County Council, 2009-10)
  *Visioning and Backcasting for Transport in London (VIBAT-London) (for UrbanBuzz, HEFCE, 2007-09), see http://www.vibat.org
   *VIBAT-UK (for the UK DfT, 2005-06)

 Urban Structure and Travel
 *Planning for Sustainable Travel (UK CfIT, 2008-09), see http://www.plan4sustainabletravel.org
  *Rural Streets and Lanes: A Design Handbook (Kent Downs AONB Unit, 2009), see http://www.kentdowns.org.uk/PDF/Rural_Streets_and_Lanes.pdf 
 *Sustainable Cities Manual: Transport (UK CABE, 2008-09)
 *Science Review on How to Design a Sustainable Environment (UK DTI Foresight Panel, Intelligent Infrastructure Systems Project, 2007)
 *Transport and City Competitiveness: Literature Review (UK DfT, 2002)
 *Going to Town: Improving Town Centre Access (for the NTPF and DTLR, a companion guide to PPS6, 2002).

Sustainable Urban Transport in Asia
 *Improving Multi-Modal Interchange Hubs in China: An Illustrated Guide (Asian Development Bank, 2013-14)
 *Major Projects and Carbon Footprinting (ADB, 2012)
 *Changing Course in Sustainable Urban Transport. An Illustrated Guide (ADB, 2010-11)
 *Carbon Impacts of Major Transport Projects (ADB, 2009)
 *VIBAT-India and Delhi (scoping study, ADB, 2008)

He has also project managed and contributed to numerous transport planning projects and masterplanning projects whilst in consultancy, including Smarter Travel Choice investment in Local Transport Plans (LTP3) (Sustrans and FoE, 2011); the DaSTS Corridor 10 study (London-Leeds) (DfT, 2010); the North London Sub-Regional Transport Scoping Study (TfL); Thames Gateway Integrated Transport and Land Use Study (TfL); Canning Town and Royal Docks Transport Study (TfL); Park Royal Strategic Masterplan (PRP); Cambridge Northern Fringe and Eastern Expansion Studies (Cambridge County Council); Brixham Masterplan; Camborne, Pool and Redruth Masterplan; Coatesville Mainstreet Revitalisation (USA); and Merseytram Design Guide (Merseytravel).

Teaching Summary

Robin is Director of the MSc in Transport and City Planning and coordinates/lectures or contributes to the following courses (see course outlines at: http://www.bartlett.ucl.ac.uk/planning/programmes/postgraduate):

MSc Transport and City Planning

BENVGTP1: Transport Planning and the City
BENVGTP2: Transport Planning in Emerging Cities

MSc Mega Infrastructure Planning, Appraisal and Delivery
BENVGMP6: Sustainability Visions and Challenges for Mega Infrastructure Investments
BENVGMP7: Group Project (Northern Line Extension to Battersea)

MSc in Sustainable Urbanism
BENVGTC5: Sustainable Urban Development Key Themes
BENVGTC7: Group Project (Stockholm)
BENVGSU4: Planning Project/Dissertation 

He continues to guest lecture at the University of Oxford on the MSc in Nature, Society and Environmental Policy and MSc in Sustainable Urban Development (Transport Futures in London).

Academic Background
2007 Dr Doctor – Planning studies University College London
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