Advisor: Dr. Melissa Checker
Troy Simpson studies human-environment relationships, largely in the context of sustainability initiatives in urban settings. His current research is on the design of public green spaces and their relationship to urban sustainability and redevelopment. His previous research includes the study of social dynamics and environmental services associated with community gardens, household energy use in mixed-income “green” housing, and feedback mechanisms related to pro-environmental decision making.
Previously, worked in the non-profit environmental sector as a technical advisor on green building municipal policy initiatives and on the design and construction of a portfolio of $1.1 billion of green affordable housing and K-12 school projects in California. A San Francisco Bay Area native, Troy is a LEED-Accredited Professional and holds a BS in psychology and political science from Santa Clara University and a MA in Climate and Society from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences.
Research Interests: Urban sustainability, design, public space