Dr Stephen Essex is Associate Professor (Reader) in Human Geography at the School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Science, Plymouth University (UK). His teaching and research focuses on urban and rural planning, especially the infrastructural implications of the Olympic Games and post-war reconstruction planning. His main interests in this research project are to understand the role of municipality governance structures in facilitating pathways to low carbon urban energy configurations and the implications for urban growth, planning policy and infrastructural delivery.
Link to institutional webpage: https://www.plymouth.ac.uk/staff/stephen-essex
SPRU, Sussex University
Dr Lucy Baker is a research fellow in the Science Policy Research Unit (SPRU) at the University of Sussex and a visiting fellow at the Energy Research Centre, University of Cape Town. Lucy has been researching South African energy issues since 2009 and has written extensively on this topic. Lucy’s areas of research include: the political economy of energy; socio-technical transitions; and low carbon development in low & middle income countries. Prior to joining academia Lucy worked for ten years with environment, development and human rights NGOs.
Link to institutional webpage: http://www.sussex.ac.uk/profiles/326431