Laura Tozer

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Assistant Professor
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Teaching Interests

  • ESTB04H3 – Addressing the Climate Crisis
  • EES1134H - Climate Change Policy

Research Interests

Laura Tozer’s research tries to understand how we can accelerate action to address the climate crisis. She studies the policies and politics that can help us stop using fossil fuels and transition to renewable energy. She’s especially interested in understanding how governments and communities can rapidly change cities so that they are fairer, resilient to the impacts of climate change, and powered by renewable energy. She has conducted research on the planning and implementation of just, zero carbon and resilient transitions in cities; the politics of transnational urban climate governance; and pathways to mainstream sustainability solutions so that they become standard practice for urban development.

Awards and Grants

Urban Just Transitions: From Scarborough to the Globe”, UTSC Clusters of Scholarly Prominence, co-lead with Matt Hoffman, 2021-2025.

“Strengthening Diverse Research Capacity for an Inclusive Green Recovery in Canada”, SSHRC Connection Grant led by Julie MacArthur, 2022-2023

Pathways to Living Cities”, SSHRC Connection Grant with Christine Mettler, 2021-2023

“The 100 Resilient Cities Initiative: A Natural Experiment in the Politics of Creating a Sustainable World”, SSHRC Insight Grant led by Matthew Hoffmann, 2020-2025