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Carl Hooks
Senior Consultant





Master of Economics - Yenching Academy of Peking University (Beijing, China)

Bachelor of International & Area Studies - Washington University in St. Louis

Course in Global Leadership for the Future of Cities - University of Oxford


Business case delivery and assurance

Operational Improvement

Economic and financial evaluation

Industry and impact analysis

Carl contributes to economics, strategy and implementation projects at Hadron Group. With an international background in urban development, he aims to make cities and places function better for people, the economy and the environment.


Carl has provided public, private and non-profit clients with rigorous analysis and stakeholder engagement. His projects have helped organisations evaluate the feasibility and impacts of major investments such as transportation upgrades, property developments and social infrastructure.


Prior to working in Australia, Carl spent three years in New York City at HR&A Advisors – the top real estate and urban planning consultancy in North America – and conducted research at green finance and sustainability think tanks in Beijing and Washington, D.C.

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‘Neighbourhood Deals’ are partnerships that bring together local community, businesses and councils to develop and transform places. Different types of deals can help secure commitments from stakeholders and enable a wide range of placemaking investments in Australia, from active transport infrastructure to improved public spaces.

As governments are keen to make places more liveable and connected, it is important to understand what makes Neighbourhood Deals work and what questions to ask during the deal-making process.

Feel free to reach out to our team for a conversation on how Neighbourhood Deals can be used to form exciting partnerships and create great places.

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Business Improvement Districts (BIDs) are place-based partnerships that have had impacts around the world but are only just getting started in NSW. Within the boundaries of a BID, property and/or business owners agree to make a collective contribution to the area’s maintenance, development and promotion.


For business owners, landlords and policy makers, it is worth understanding what makes BIDs work and how they can benefit communities across Australia.


Feel free to reach out to our team for a conversation on how BIDs can be created to support local businesses, address gaps in existing services or programs and encourage economic growth.

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