Jean Hillier’s research interests include post structural planning theory and methodology for strategic practice in conditions of uncertainty, planning with non-human animals, and problematisation of cultural heritage practices in spatial planning. Her work has been translated into Danish, Italian and Mandarin.
Recent books include Connections: exploring contemporary planning theory and practice with Patsy Healey (2015), edited with Jonathan Metzger; Deleuze and Guattari for Planners (InPlanning e-book, 2013); Complexity and the Planning of the Built Environment (2012) edited with Gert de Roo and Joris Van Wezemael, the Ashgate Research Companion to Planning Theory: Conceptual Challenges for Spatial Planning (2010) edited with Patsy Healey, Critical Essays in Planning Theory (2008) three volumes, edited with Patsy Healey.
Jean is lead Chief Investigator on the ARC-funded project Enabling social innovation for local climate adaptability (DP150100299). Jean was co-Principal Investigator of two major EU-funded projects on social innovation, Katarsis (FP6) and Social Polis (FP7), managing 11 Lead Partners from 10 countries and over 200 stakeholders.
Jean is a High End Overseas Expert on Town Planning for the Chinese government in association with Zhejiang University in Hanzhou.
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