Associate Professor Joe Hurley is the Deputy Leader of the CAUL hub, an academic with the Sustainability and Urban Planning at RMIT University and a member of the Centre for Urban Research. His research focuses on the intersection between urban planning and u0.5rban sustainability, in particular on the role of urban governance and policy in producing sustainable outcomes. Within the hub he leads a project called 'Making Greening Happen in Consolidating Cities' which interrogates urban development, urban vegetation and the role of strategic and statutory planning in sustaining an urban forest. He is a chief investigator on several other research projects funded by the Smart Cities and Suburbs program; The Victorian Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning; and the New South Wales Office of Environment and Heritage. Joe takes a particular interest in the relationship between research and practice worlds and is actively involved in work to reduce the barriers to exchange and enhance collaboration
- Taylor, E. and Hurley, J. (2015) “‘Not a lot of people read the stuff': Australian urban research in planning practice”, Urban Policy and research, (in press), 1-16.
- Cook, N., Taylor, E., and Hurley, J. (2013), “At home with strategic planning: reconciling resident attachments to home with policies of residential densification”, Australian Planner, 50:2, pp. 130-137
- Hurley, J., Cook, N., and Taylor, E. (2013), “Examining three planning pathways in the mediation of resident opposition to compact city” in State of Australian Cities National Conference 2013, Australian Sustainable Cities and Regions Network (ASCRN), Sydney, Australia.
- Cook, N. Taylor, E. Hurley, J. and Colic-Peisker, V. (2012), “Resident third party objections and appeals against planning applications: implications for higher density and social housing”, in AHURI Final Report Series, Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute, Melbourne, Australia, 197, pp. 1-98, ISSN: 1834-7223.