Professor & Director, Economic Development Program
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Professor Paul Parker's research focuses on building sustainable communities by creating win-win opportunities for the environment and economy. He is particularly concerned with how local economic development strategies can achieve a sustainable future. Sustainable energy systems are an essential starting point, so he looks first at conservation and improving energy efficiency, then at renewable energy sources and smart grid networks as integral parts of community energy plans. Paul's research interests include sustainable energy policy, sustainable community development and the green economy, residential retrofits and low-carbon futures. 

Paul Parker

University of Waterloo