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Hackett

Tricia

Hackett

Validated Lead Expert

Generic Skills

B.1. Understanding of integrated and sustainable urban development: 
My in-depth understanding of integrated and sustainable urban development is rooted in my academic training at the Bartlett Development Planning (UCL): one of the top Institutions in the field. In 2009, I awarded a MSc in Urban Development Planning (UDP) with a commendation. During this programme of study and practice, I lead a team on an action research project in collaboration with the municipal authority in Mumbai and a local NGO focused on the sustainable relocation of pavement dwellers detailed in a report published on the 8 June 2009 entitled: Relocation as Transformation? The Case of Pavement Dwellers in Mumbai, India. http://www.bartlett.ucl.ac.uk/dpu/programmes/postgraduate/msc-urban-development-planning/documents/2009_Report The UDP MSc programmed honed my analytical and practical tools to engage reflexively with sustainable urban development and planning challenges thrown up by rapid social, economic and political change taking place across the globe. More recent work that I have done for the Young Foundation on the Future Communities programme which culminated in the co-authorship of the Design for Social Sustainability: How to create thriving new communities further demonstrates my credentials and understanding of sustainable urban development. My understanding of these challenges in a specific context is demonstrated in an article which I co-authored for Urban Times At the Forefront of Social Innovation in Latin America: Colombia (2013).
B1. Assessment: 
1: The applicant has a solid background (at least 3 years of professional experience) in integrated and sustainable urban mobility and urban development planning.
B.2. Understanding of exchange and learning processes at transnational level: 
My most recent experience understanding exchange and learning processes at the transnational level has been my role at a Thematic Expert with GeniUS! Open in URBACT II Knowledge Transfer Pilot network. I was involved from the outset of the project to the final event in Siracusa in March, 2015. http://urbact.eu/genius-open I was a core group member on the URBACT II Capitalisation programme Social Innovation in Cities (Sept 2014 – March 2015). My role was convening two transnational discussions on the challenges and barriers for embedding social innovation at the city level. Each of the contributors to the discussions came from different perspectives and had different motivations for participating. I was able to shape the format for the online, real time discussion so that participants were able to contribute in the way that was most suitable for each participant. For example, some participants wanted to know the questions that would be posed in advance and others were happy to turn up on the day and ad hoc feed in to the discussion. I facilitated the sessions making sure that everyone had an opportunity to share their thoughts. Subsequently, I took the transcript from the discussion and formulated a document capturing the key ideas which contributed to Social Innovation in Cities final report. http://urbact.eu/sites/default/files/03_socialinn-web.pdf
B2. Assessment: 
1: The applicant has a good understanding of exchange and learning processes at transnational level. She was a thematic expert for URBACT II and elaborates on her role in two transnational discussions.
B.3. Proficiency in English: 
English is my mother tongue. I have many publications written in recent years which are shown further on in this application.
B3. Assessment: 
1: English is her mother tongue

Expertise for the design and delivery of transnational exchange and learning activities:

C.3.1. Ability to communicate complex concepts to non-English speakers: 
For the Strengthening Social Innovation in Colombia project, I delivered a comprehensive workshop session for urban practioners in two events one in Medellin and another in Bogota. I delivered the sessions in English (which was interpreted). The content was on how to scale and spread social innovations. I presented the main concepts using images to convey the main ideas which were drawn from a publication from one of the biggest thinkers in the field of Social Innovation. I also used the Social Innovation Spiral to illustrate the stages. Also in my position as a Guest Lecturer on the Masters of Arts in Social Innovation at Danube University Krems in Austria delivering a module on Social Innovation in Practice I needed to communicate complex concepts to non-native English speakers. I used relevant subtitled videos and diagrams to help to to llustrate concepts that I was explaining.
C3.1 Assessment: 
1: Sufficient information provided to prove ability to communicate complex concepts to non-English speakers
C.3.2. Ability to draw out, support the verbalization and documentation of knowledge and practice from participants: 
1. I produced an interim report that I wrote at the mid-point of the GeniUS! Open project that draws on interview from the City of York delivery team which fed into the final report. file:///C:/Users/tricia.hackett/Downloads/3._genius_open_final_thematic_report.pdf 2. Social Innovation in Cities Chat Session Report which fed into the final report. http://urbact.eu/sites/default/files/03_socialinn-web.pdf
C3.2 Assessment: 
1: 2 relevant examples are listed which prove the ability to draw out and support verbalisation and documentation of knowledge and practice
C.3.3. Ability to capture learning for participants to take away: 
I lead on the creating the GeniUS! OPen Oucomes Framework which is included in the baseline report. The outcome framework was a living document that captured the iterative nature of the programme over the course of 15 months. GeniUS! Open Baseline report: http://urbact.eu/sites/default/files/import/Projects/Genius__Open/outputs_media/Genius_Open_Innovation_baseline_report_01.pdf I
C3.3 Assessment: 
0: Only 1 example is listed which proves the ability to capture learning for participants to take away. Applicant needs to list at least two examples.
C.3.4. Ability to produce concise reports that incorporate good practices and policy messages: 
I led on the Young Foundations action research and community engagement project which culminated in our report which was distributed to stakeholders to help them to make informed decisions about their service offer. Improving Pathways to Employment in Loughborough Junction: http://youngfoundation.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/121031-Loughborough-Junction-SNR-Final-Report.pdf I was a contributing author to the Design for Social Sustainability: A framework for creating thriving new communities. http://www.social-life.co/publication/Social-Sustainability/
C3.4 Assessment: 
1: Candidate listed 2 reports which prove the ability to produce concise reports that incorporate good practices and policy messages
Summary Expertise for the design and delivery of transnational exchange and learning activities: 
Tricia is an experienced urban development professional and social innovation practitioner with expertise in participatory methodologies, public policy, action research and organisational development. Current and recent work includes: • Director of Applied Innovation at the Young Foundation (2014 -) • Thematic Expert on Innovation and Inclusion with URBACTII GeniUS! Open Knowledge Transfer Pilot network with the City of York (UK), Tallinn (Estonia), San Sebatian (Spain) and Syracuse (Italy) on transferring open innovation methods for engaging citizens in identifying and solving urban challenges (2013-2015). • Core Group Member on the URBACT Social Innovation in Cities workstream (2014-2015). • Programme Leader on Realising Ambition for The Young Foundation which is a UK-wide, five year £25 million investment from the Big Lottery Fund on replicating evidence-based practice in the social sector (2012 – 2017). • Programme Leader on the Young Foundation’s collaboration with the Social Innovation Exchange (SIX) on co-designing and delivering the Growing Capacity and Building Momentum for Social Innovation in Colombia programme of work (2013-2014). • Guest Lecturer on the Masters of Arts in Social Innovation at Danube University Krems in Austria delivering a module on Social Innovation in Practice. (2013-2014) • Action Learning Set Facilitator certified by the Institute of Leadership and Management.
Assessment: 
The candidate meets the criteria regarding C. (C1 4 out of the 4 criteria, C2 4 out of the 4 criteria, C3 3 out of the 4 criteria) and should be therefore validated for C. The applicant has an excellent background and professional experience. There are no identified inconsistencies between the summary and the replies, nor between the information in the application form and CV. Summary is of good quality.

Thematic expertise:

Theme / Policy: 
Research, Innovation and Knowledge Economy
D.1. Deep knowledge on the selected theme and related policy challenges, including up to date practice, research, etc.: 
I am an experienced urban development professional and social innovation practitioner with expertise in participatory methodologies, public policy, action research and organisational development. Currently, I am Director of Applied Innovation for the Young Foundation. I have a great deal of experience in Social Innovation - including post as a guest lecture in Social Innovation in Practice at the Danube University Krems (Austria) on an MA programme in Social Innovation. I have spoken in conferences around the world in the last several years on the subject of Social Innovation and scaling impact.
D1 Assessment: 
1: Demonstrated more than two years of experience in having deep knowledge on Research, Innovation and Knowledge Economy, including up to date practice, research, etc
D.2. Ability to produce thematic inputs to feed in the learning process of in projects in which you have been involved: 
Expert witness to the working group on URBACT’s Cities of Tomorrow Supporting Urban Youth Through Social Innovation (2012). • Senior Associate leading action research with the Future Communities Program (2010-2012) • Contributing author on Final Thematic Report: GeniUS Open Knowledge Transfer Pilot Network (URBACT, 2015) • Contributing author on the Design for Social Sustainability: How to Create Thriving New Communities (2011). • Co-author of A Reflection on Strengthening Social Innovation in Colombia (2014). • Led action research and delivered community development projects in a range of international contexts including India, Mozambique, the UK, the US and several countries in Latin America. • Worked for several years in policy and advocacy U.S. Congress. • MSc in Urban Development Planning from the Development Planning Unit at the Bartlett, UCL (UK) and a BSc in Political Science and Philosophy from Bradley University (USA).
D2 Assessment: 
1: Provided valid examples that demonstrate the ability to produce thematic inputs to feed in the learning process of in projects in which the expert has been involved
D.3. Ability to produce concise reports that incorporate learning from exchange & learning activities, put forward good practice: 
Through the GenUS! Open Knowledge Transfer Pilot project part of URBACT II I have honed my ability to produce concise reports that incorporate learning from exchange and learning activities. I have also had experience with this in the Realising Ambition programme and through the work with the Colombian Centre for Social Innovation.
D3 Assessment: 
1: Provided examples that demonstrate the ability to produce concise reports that incorporate learning from exchange and learning activities, put forward good practice and policy messages targeting city practitioners and urban policy-makers.
D.4. Understanding of how to maximize the use of project results for benefits in capitalization, policy design, awarenes: 
My work leading the action research on the Future Communities programme is a great example of my understanding of how to maximise the use of project results. This programme has systemically influenced policy and practice over the last several years in sustainable urban development.. http://www.futurecommunities.net/
D4 Assessment: 
1 Provided a relevant example that demonstrates an understanding of how to maximize the use of project results
Summary Thematic expertise: 
• Expert witness to the working group on URBACT’s Cities of Tomorrow Supporting Urban Youth Through Social Innovation (2012). • Senior Associate leading action research with the Future Communities Program (2010-2012) • Contributing author on Final Thematic Report: GeniUS Open Knowledge Transfer Pilot Network (URBACT, 2015) • Contributing author on the Design for Social Sustainability: How to Create Thriving New Communities (2011). • Co-author of A Reflection on Strengthening Social Innovation in Colombia (2014). • Led action research and delivered community development projects in a range of international contexts including India, Mozambique, the UK, the US and several countries in Latin America. • Worked for several years in policy and advocacy U.S. Congress. • MSc in Urban Development Planning from the Development Planning Unit at the Bartlett, UCL (UK) and a BSc in Political Science and Philosophy from Bradley University (USA).
Assessment: 
The candidate meets 4 out of the 4 criteria regarding expertise Research, Innovation and Knowledge economy and should therefore be validated for D "Research, Innovation and Knowledge economy". The applicant has an excellent background and professional experience in this field. There are no identified inconsistencies between the summary and the replies, nor between the information in the application form and CV. Summary is now a sum of all the positions relevant to the topic. This could possibly be improved by writing it out and making it more of a story.
Theme / Policy: 
Local Governance
D.1. Deep knowledge on the selected theme and related policy challenges, including up to date practice, research, etc.: 
I have worked extensively with local authorities and civil society organisation on local government. This was also a focus of my MSc in Urban Development Planning. I am the Director of Applied Innovation at the Young Foundation managing portfolio of projects and programmes related to urban and social development. I chair the steering group on the Young Foundation’s Innovation in Cities and Places programme. I attend and contribute to seminars on urban development related topics.
D1 Assessment: 
1: Demonstrated more than two years of experience in having deep knowledge on Local Governance (also derived from the CV of the applicant), including up to date practice, research, etc
D.2. Ability to produce thematic inputs to feed in the learning process of in projects in which you have been involved: 
I have produced a number of reports related to local governance. (see above).
D2 Assessment: 
1: Provided valid examples (earlier in the assessment) that demonstrate the ability to produce thematic inputs to feed in the learning process of in projects in which the expert has been involved
D.3. Ability to produce concise reports that incorporate learning from exchange & learning activities, put forward good practice: 
Through the GenUS! Open Knowledge Transfer Pilot project part of URBACT II I have honed my ability to produce concise reports that incorporate learning from exchange and learning activities. I have also had experience with this in the Realising Ambition programme and through the work with the Colombian Centre for Social Innovation.
D3 Assessment: 
1: Demonstrated the ability to produce concise reports that incorporate learning from exchange and learning activities, put forward good practice and policy messages targeting city practitioners and urban policy-makers.
D.4. Understanding of how to maximize the use of project results for benefits in capitalization, policy design, awarenes: 
My work leading the action research on the Future Communities programme is a great example of my understanding of how to maximise the use of project results. This programme has systemically influenced policy and practice over the last several years in sustainable urban development.. http://www.futurecommunities.net/
D4 Assessment: 
1 Provided a relevant example that demonstrates an understanding of how to maximize the use of project results
Summary Thematic expertise: 
Expert witness to the working group on URBACT’s Cities of Tomorrow Supporting Urban Youth Through Social Innovation (2012). • Senior Associate leading action research with the Future Communities Program (2010-2012) • Contributing author on Final Thematic Report: GeniUS Open Knowledge Transfer Pilot Network (URBACT, 2015) • Contributing author on the Design for Social Sustainability: How to Create Thriving New Communities (2011). • Co-author of A Reflection on Strengthening Social Innovation in Colombia (2014). • Led action research and delivered community development projects in a range of international contexts including India, Mozambique, the UK, the US and several countries in Latin America. • Worked for several years in policy and advocacy U.S. Congress. • MSc in Urban Development Planning from the Development Planning Unit at the Bartlett, UCL (UK) and a BSc in Political Science and Philosophy from Bradley University (USA).
Assessment: 
The candidate meets 4 out of the 4 criteria regarding expertise Local Governance and should therefore be validated for D "Local Governance". The applicant has an excellent background and professional experience in this field. There are no identified inconsistencies between the summary and the replies, nor between the information in the application form and CV. Summary is now a sum of all the positions relevant to the topic. This could possibly be improved by writing it out and making it more of a story.

Expertise support to local authorities and other stakeholders in designing & delivering integrated and participatory policies

E.1. Knowledge on participatory methods and tools for co-production and implementation of local polices : 
In 2012, I was the coordinated the Improving Pathways to Employment in Loughborough Junction project which was undertaken as a multi-stakeholder partnership with the local authority, the King’s College Hospital (largest local employer), Lambeth college and local resident groups. The Young Foundation was commissioned to lead the parnership to engage with a range of local stakeholders including residents, the Local Authority, Schools, local employers and resident groups to test the feasibitilty of creating a new institution which would address local unemployment. The first step was to understand and map existing pathways to employment (focussing on the local provision of education, skills training, and employment advice) and surfacing potential ideas to improve or create new pathways. We convened stakeholders and members of the partnership in workshops utilising service design techniques including user journey mapping to identify four ideas for improving pathways to employment in Loughborough Junction. These ideas - mapped out through a user journey process - were presented in a final partnership meeting in October. This project was undertaken in area where tensions were high between local residents and many of the local institutions. We needed to be very sensitive to these tensions as we were facilitating co-creation sessions that included a mix of local stakeholders.
E.1 Assessment: 
1: The candidate pointed to at least one valid example of her involvement in activities related to participatory methods and tools for co-production and implementation of local policies.
E.2. Knowledge on integrated approach for the design, delivering, monitoring and evaluation of urban strategies/policies: 
My role as Thematic Expert with GeniUS! Open focused on leading the development of a co-produced, comprehensive, high-level outcome framework to highlight priorities and establish how progress will be measured. The framework was embedded in the programme evaluation process to facilitate a structured assessment of the distance travelled and (where possible) the social value (the non-financial impact of the programme for stakeholders) of each pilot and for the programme as a whole. The framework established a focus on outcomes while recognising that there are many interrelated factors in delivering these initiatives and that the indicators do not tell the whole story. In order to measure the implementation and effectiveness of GeniUS! Open pilot, data was be collected on each identified outcome and the associated indicators to find out what is or isn’t happening and why. The outcome indicators were not a set of targets; rather, they aimed to identify where good progress is being made and where more work needs to be done to further define the open innovation concept. We defined outcome as a change in a target population’s skills, attitudes, knowledge, behaviours, status, or life condition brought about by experiencing a programme, project or initiative. The indicators are measurable evidence of meeting the associated outcome. Indicators are visible signs that demonstrate that the outcomes have been achieved. Often, indicators can be counted (quantitative), but sometimes evidence will be something more descriptive (qualitative).
E.2 Assessment: 
1: The applicant shows an example that demonstrates his knowledge about the monitoring and evaluation of urban strategies/policies
E.3. Awareness of the main policy and funding schemes for sustainable urban development at EU and national level: 
I am the Director of Applied Innovation at the Young Foundation managing portfolio of projects and programmes related to urban and social development. I chair the steering group on the Young Foundation’s Innovation in Cities and Places programme. I attend and contribute to seminars on urban development related topics. In February this year, I was the key note speaker at a seminar on Social Innovation and Youth Unemployment hosted by the City of Terrassa (Catalonia, Spain). I attend the URBACT Festival in Riga in May, 2015. I facilitated a number of sessions during this event and attended a ‘walk shop’ on the Future of Housing Estates in Europe as well as several sessions held by URBACT II city networks. I regularly attend events and seminars held by the Development Planning Unit (UCL), LSE, the Architecture Foundation and other institutions on socially sustainable urban development. I read relevant journals and articles (e.g. Urban Times, International Journal of Urban Sustainable Development, Cities Today, LSE Urban Age publications). I will be attending the Ecosystems for Social Innovation in Europe event to in June, 2015. A key part of the discussion wills be about new ways of working and changing cultures which are fundamental to the sustainable urban development agenda at both the EU and national level. March, 2015 I was on a panel of women leaders at the Women of the World Festival debating The Female City – what a more gender equal city might look like.
E.3 Assessment: 
1: The candidate demonstrates a good awareness of the main policy and funding schemes for sustainable urban development at EU and national level.
E.4. Ability to understand specific local situations and adapt tools and content to different local realities: 
In 2011, I led a community engagement and action research project commissioned by the local authority in Haringey. This research was a constituent part of a wider community engagement process undertaken by the Haringey Community Panel. The project was undertaken in the wake of the summer riots in Tottenham and required a high degree of sensitivity and flexiblity to ensure the level of participation needed to be able to produce meaningful policy recommentations . Initially we tried to engage local residents by organising events for them to come and share their thoughts for a better future in Tottenham. As this strategy didn’t yield the results that we had hope we adapted our methods and sent a team of researchers to speak to people in situ such as barber shops in North Tottenham, at a monthly gathering of African immigrant women, and outside the gates of a local children’s centres. This strategy proved to be very effective and helped us craft a report which reflected views from a diverse range of local stakeholders and residents. Our final report informed their final recommendations along with other research, expert advice, and analysis. http://applications.haringey.gov.uk/tottenham_together_-_report_of_the_young_foundation.pdf
E.4 Assessment: 
1: Provided a relevant acitivity that demonstrates ability to understand specific local situations and adapt tools and content to different local realities so as to ensure consistency in the design and delivery of integrated and participatory policies
Summary Expertise: 
▪ Contributing author: Final Thematic Report: GeniUS! Open (URBACT, 2015) ▪ Contributing author: Secret Life of Innovation: Replication (Realising Ambition, 2015) ▪ Contributing author: Reflections on Strengthening Social Innovation in Colombia (Young Foundation and the Social Innovation Exchange, 2014) ▪ Co-Author: The Forefront of Social Innovation in Latin America: Colombia (Urban Times, 2013) ▪ Contributing author: Improving Pathways to Employment in Loughborough Junction (The Young Foundation, 2012) ▪ Contributing author: Taking Tottenham Forward: Urban regeneration and community engagement (The Young Foundation, 2012) ▪ Contributing author: Tottenham Together: Voice from the Riots (The Young Foundation, 2011) ▪ Contributing author: Design for Social Sustainability: A Framework for creating thriving new communities (The Young Foundation,2011) ▪ Contributing author: The Transformational Aspects of Community-led Relocation of Pavement Dwellers in Mumbai (UCL, 2009)
Assessment: 
The candidate meets 4 out of the 4 criteria regarding expertise support to local authorities and other stakeholders in designing and delivering integrated and participatory policies and should be therefore validated for E. The applicant has an excellent background and professional. There are no identified inconsistencies between the summary and the replies, nor between the information in the application form and CV. Summary is now a sum of all the positions relevant to the topic. This could possibly be improved by writing it out and making it more of a story.

Informations

Residence location:
United Kingdom
Languages:
English - Mother tongue
Foreign languages: 
Email:
tricia.hackett@youngfoundation.org

Area of expertise