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.
- ECDEV 601/GEOG 685: Economic Development Theories and Frameworks
- ECDEV 602: Economic Development Policy and Practice
- GEMCC 603/GEOG 679: Climate Change Mitigation
- INDEV 606/GEOG 669/ERS 619: Energy and Sustainability
- Geog 459: Energy and Sustainability
Lazowski, B., Parker, P., Rowlands, I. 2018. Towards a smart and sustainable residential energy culture: assessing participant feedback from a long-term smart grid pilot project. Energy, Sustainability and Society. 8:27
Karanasios, K, Parker, P. 2018. Technical solution or wicked problem?: Diverse perspectives on indigenous community renewable electricity in Northern Ontario. Journal of Enterprising Communities: People and Places in the Global Economy.
- Mitchell, B., Parker, P. 2017. Energy geography: Adopting and adapting resource management perspectives. in Solomon, B. and Calvert, K. (eds.) Handbook on the Geographies of Energy. Edward Elgar Publishing. Northampton, MA, USA. Pp. 515-526.
- Karanasios, K, Parker, P. 2018. Tracking the transition to renewable electricity in remote indigenous communities in Canada. Energy Policy. 118: 169-181.
- Hoicka, C., Parker, P 2017 Assessing the adoption of the house as a system approach to residential energy efficiency programs. Energy Efficiency. pp. 1-19.
- Ph.D - Economic Geography, London School of Economics, London, 1990
- Graduate Diploma- International Law, Australian National University, Canberra, 1986
- M.A. - Geography, Australian National University, Canberra, 1982
- B.A. - Geography, Mount Allison University, New Brunswick, 1979
- B.Sc. - Biology, Mount Allison University, New Brunswick, 1979