Urban energy futures in Toronto and beyond

The aim of this workshop is to convene an interdisciplinary group of scholars and practitioners in Toronto engaged in understanding and confronting the challenges Toronto and other cities face in moving toward a low-carbon futures. The workshop is motivated by the visit to Toronto of Patricia Romero-Lankao of the U.S. National Renewable Energy Lab, and the research she and the Lab are doing on promoting alternative energy futures in cities. A two-hour workshop will be organized for invited participants around three key questions: (1) what do the plausible futures of urban energy look like?, (2) what political and governance strategies can help cities realize these futures?, and (3) how can inclusion and equity be embedded in these strategies? 

This workshop was hosted for members of the Department of Political Science, St. George campus, during the visit of Dr. Patricia Romero-Lankao for the annual Hooper Lecture on January 24, sponsored by the International Development Research Centre (IDRC).