Local Energy Policy & Planning

Energy, a quintessential private good,poses a conundrum for planners. The weaknesses of the argument that public goods are proper domain of planning become quite apparent, when we consider energy production and transmission infrastructure. Production of useful energy is a highly technical process, yet the political implications of such production and transmission inevitably draws planners into the conversation.

In this thread of research, I seek to understand how traditional planning at the local and regional level wittingly and unwittingly intersect with energy production and consumption. In particular, I am interested in the idea that local governments can use their influence on urban form to influence energy production and consumption.



. Evaluating the impacts of the clean cities program. Science of The Total Environment, 2017.

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. Location Efficiency & Mortgage Risks for Low-Income Households. Housing Policy Debate, 2016.

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. Home Energy Efficiency and Mortgage Risks. Cityscape, 2014.

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. The Land Use Energy Connection. Journal of Planning Literature, 2014.

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. The spatio-temporal clustering of green buildings in the US. Urban Studies, 2013.

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. Peak Oil, Urban Form and Public Health: Exploring the Connections. American Journal of Public Health, 2011.

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. Robust Plans and Contingent Plans: Scenario Planning for an Uncertain World. Journal of the American Planning Association, 2011.

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. Explaining spatial variations in residential energy usage intensity in Chicago: The role of urban form and geomorphometry. Journal of Planning Education and Research, 0001.

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. Whose plan is it anyway? Energy Planning by American Indian Tribes in the United States. Journal of Planning Education and Research, 0001.