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Overview


Dr Cole Hendrigan is a Research Fellow with SMART at the University of Wollongong.
His recent book is   "A Future of Polycentric Cities: How Urban Life, Land Supply, Smart Technologies and Sustainable Transport Are Reshaping Cities" and can be found here at the Palgrave Macillan site. 

Dr Hendrigan received a PhD in land-use and transport integration involving the process of urban land use change, transport network and capacity modelling. The PhD was funded through an Australian Research Council Discovery grant and a Cooperative Research Centre for Spatial Information Scholarship and was supervised by Drs Newman and Kenworthy which included lively public debates on the future of urban transport and residential density.   

Professionally, Cole has a decade in human-scaled public-realm design and active transport practice as a Landscape Architect.  Cole has also lead public participation decision-making in diverse rural and urban settings with indigenous, newcomer communities and advocates while working in local governments.

Research Overview


  • Cole brings to the University of Wollongong consulting and government practice, as well as research, in urban planning and design.  He has learned the craft in Vancouver, a noted contemporary exemplar of urban realm public space and ongoing public discussion on the matters, and honed experience in several fast-developing service-delivering 'boom cities' around the globe.  Cole has traveled widely and yet also traveled deeply into places many don't see. 

    Cole is as interested in people and their spaces as much as the ecology - and the ecological services provided - that sustain these people and their spaces.  

    The spaces may be, not limited to, and zooming through scales:
    • the front of buildings,
    • the width of sidewalk,
    • the height of street trees,
    • the amount of space in parks,
    • the placement of benches at a view,
    • the width and height of protected elements of the cycle-ways keeping cyclist safe from cars,
    • the broader network  kilometres of active transport routes,
    • the size of the isochrone (contours) of access to jobs and educations, and
    • the space efficiency - the spatial geometry - of public transit
    • in building the cities we need with the 
    • revenue streams available to governments. 

    What this means for research is an uncompromising approach to new studies in new territories to uncover what is not already known with suggested policy outcomes.  There must be policy outcomes of the research to help guide our decision makers in the delivery of improved human habitat.   
    The budget dollars of councils, states and nations need direction towards a child and aged friendly series of managed storm-water, maintained waterways, tree canopied, safe routes to walk or bike with high-capacity transit options.
    Cole helps to support these directions. 
    "Policy vision without budget is a fantasy." 

Available as Research Supervisor

Selected Publications


  • Journal Article

    Year Title
    2017

    Published In
    International Journal of Sustainable Transportation
  • Book

    Year Title
    2019

    Publisher
    Springer Singapore
  • Chapter

    Year Title
    2017

    Published In
    Methods for Sustainability Research
    Publisher
    Cheltenham, United Kingdom
    2017

    Published In
    Methods for Sustainability Research
    Publisher
    Edward Elgar Publishing
  • Conference Paper

    Year Title
    2019

    Published In
    9th State of Australian Cities National Conference
    2013

    Published In
    State of Australian Cities Conference 2013: Refereed Proceedings
    2013

    Published In
    6th International Urban Design Conference
    2012

    Published In
    12th National Light Rail Conference

Keywords


  • Planning policy, urban design, future cities, Transit Oriented Development, polycentric cities, walkability, public transit, smart technology, City dwelling, lifestyle, urban amenity, place-making.

Research Overview


  • Cole brings to the University of Wollongong consulting and government practice, as well as research, in urban planning and design.  He has learned the craft in Vancouver, a noted contemporary exemplar of urban realm public space and ongoing public discussion on the matters, and honed experience in several fast-developing service-delivering 'boom cities' around the globe.  Cole has traveled widely and yet also traveled deeply into places many don't see. 

    Cole is as interested in people and their spaces as much as the ecology - and the ecological services provided - that sustain these people and their spaces.  

    The spaces may be, not limited to, and zooming through scales:
    • the front of buildings,
    • the width of sidewalk,
    • the height of street trees,
    • the amount of space in parks,
    • the placement of benches at a view,
    • the width and height of protected elements of the cycle-ways keeping cyclist safe from cars,
    • the broader network  kilometres of active transport routes,
    • the size of the isochrone (contours) of access to jobs and educations, and
    • the space efficiency - the spatial geometry - of public transit
    • in building the cities we need with the 
    • revenue streams available to governments. 

    What this means for research is an uncompromising approach to new studies in new territories to uncover what is not already known with suggested policy outcomes.  There must be policy outcomes of the research to help guide our decision makers in the delivery of improved human habitat.   
    The budget dollars of councils, states and nations need direction towards a child and aged friendly series of managed storm-water, maintained waterways, tree canopied, safe routes to walk or bike with high-capacity transit options.
    Cole helps to support these directions. 
    "Policy vision without budget is a fantasy." 

Selected Publications


  • Journal Article

    Year Title
    2017

    Published In
    International Journal of Sustainable Transportation
  • Book

    Year Title
    2019

    Publisher
    Springer Singapore
  • Chapter

    Year Title
    2017

    Published In
    Methods for Sustainability Research
    Publisher
    Cheltenham, United Kingdom
    2017

    Published In
    Methods for Sustainability Research
    Publisher
    Edward Elgar Publishing
  • Conference Paper

    Year Title
    2019

    Published In
    9th State of Australian Cities National Conference
    2013

    Published In
    State of Australian Cities Conference 2013: Refereed Proceedings
    2013

    Published In
    6th International Urban Design Conference
    2012

    Published In
    12th National Light Rail Conference

Keywords


  • Planning policy, urban design, future cities, Transit Oriented Development, polycentric cities, walkability, public transit, smart technology, City dwelling, lifestyle, urban amenity, place-making.