- About IDCE
Stephen McCauley, Ph.D.
Visiting Assistant Professor of Environmental Science and Policy and Geography
Phone: (508) 335-8386
|2009||Ph.D. (Geography) Clark University, Worcester MA
|2001||M.A. (Geography) University of Maryland, College Park MD|
|1996||B.A. High Honors (Economics), Loyola College, Baltimore, Maryland|
Sustainable community development, environmental planning and governance, energy and climate policy, sustainability in higher education, transdisciplinarity and action research.
Stephen received a Ph.D. in environmental and economic geography from the Graduate School of Geography at Clark University. Since completing his degree in 2009, he has held the position of Research Associate at the George Perkins Marsh Institute at Clark, and in 2011 he was a Visiting Fellow at the Research Institute for Humanity and Nature in Kyoto, Japan. Steve’s work focuses on sustainable community development, environmental planning, and energy transition. He has collaborated in a range of green community planning and design projects including an eco-city design in Shenzhen, China, ecological building projects in New England and the Southwest U.S., and numerous sustainability initiatives in the city of Worcester, Massachusetts. He is interested in promoting sustainable energy systems and green local economies through collaborative planning and action research, and in analyzing the effects of broader policy frameworks and institutions in constraining or enabling sustainability transitions.
His recent work has focused on a green regional development initiative in Central Massachusetts that aims to substantially upgrade the region’s residential energy system, facilitate engagement among a range of stakeholders in the Worcester area, and advance the region as a hub of green energy technologies and services. He is currently examining the effects of Massachusetts’ renewable energy policies in terms of expanding deployment of renewable energy technologies, advancing the sustainable energy sector in the state, and helping promote green communities.
Publications: Peer Reviewed Journal Articles
McCauley, S. and J. Stephens (2012) Green Energy Clusters and Socio-Technical Transitions: Analysis of a Sustainable Energy Cluster for Regional Economic Development in Central Massachusetts, USA. Sustainability Science.
Juisto, S. and S. McCauley (2010) Assessing the likelihood of a sustainability transition in the U.S. electrical power system. Sustainability. 2(1). http://www.mdpi.com/2071-1050/2/2/551/
Stephens, J. and S. McCauley (forthcoming 2012) A Sustainable Energy Cluster Initiative in Worcester, MA: Geographic Proximity and Regional Economic Development in Socio-Technical Transitions. In Maurie Cohen, Phillip Vergragt and Halina Brown, eds. Sustainable Lifestyles in a New Economy: Ecological Macroeconomics, Socio-Technical Transitions, and Social Practices. Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar.
Environmental Science and Policy
Sustainability and Higher Education
Climate Change, Energy, and Development