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Hayley completed her PhD studies between 2014 and 2018 at The University of Melbourne in urban studies. Her doctoral research was on the formal structures and informal strategies that support social logics in integrated planning practices in Melbourne, Australia and Buenos Aires, Argentina. Previously she worked as a urban planning practitioner in Australia and Argengtina, advising public sector agencies on a diverse range of urban plans and policies (2004-2014, also 2016 at SGS Economics & Planning).

Her current research projects include the study of collaborative governance practices in urban revitalisation (ESRC-UK) as well as the viability of land value capture as a mechanism to fund sustainable urban development solutions (Lincoln Institute of Land Policy). Hayley has alsotaught over the last decade in planning programs in Melbourne and Buenos Aires, including subjects relating to social planning, urban planning theory and governance.

Research interests

  • Integrated planning;
  • Collaborative governance;
  • Interjurisdictional dynamics in federal systems;
  • The municipal level in urban planning;
  • Social policy in urban planning (inc. cultural diversity);
  • Informality;
  • Comparative urbanism (Australia and Argentina).


  • Interviews;
  • Participant Observation;
  • Policy Analysis;
  • Statistical Analysis; &
  • Mapping (Geographic Information System).


Researcher's projects

  • "Collaborative Governance under Austerity: an 8 case comparison" funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (UK); and
  • "Delivering Sustainable Urban Drainage Systems (SUDS) through Land-Value Capture in the Metropolitan Region of Buenos Aires" funded by the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy (USA) through the program Research on Global Approaches to Land Value Capture.



Education/Academic qualification

Urban Studies, PhD, Social Logics in Integrating Planning: a comparative study of Metropolitan Melbourne and Metropolicy Buenos Aires, The University of Melbourne

Award Date: 8 Dec 2018

External positions

Visiting Research Fellow, Centro de Investigación Hábitat y Energía, FADU, UBA

1 Mar 2022 → …

Expertise Areas

  • Comparative Government and Politics
  • Urban Policy


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