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Troy Simpson


Advisor: Dr. Melissa Checker

Troy’s research interests focus on human-environment relationships, largely in the contexts of sustainability initiatives and urban neighborhoods. His current research is on public green spaces associated with urban sustainability and redevelopment initiatives. His previous research includes 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.
Troy also 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 school projects in California. A San Francisco Bay Area native, Troy is a LEED-Accredited Professional and holds a B.S. in psychology and political science from Santa Clara University and a M.A. 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, place making

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