Laura Tozer's research focuses on the governance of energy and urban sustainability transitions. She researches transitions to zero-carbon, resilient and equitable cities by trying to understand how cities are being reconfigured in order to achieve decarbonization and resilience. She also researches the dynamics and politics of environmental governance to build a better understanding of how governments and communities shape societal change. Taking an interdisciplinary approach, her research draws on urban studies, post-structuralist political theory, science studies, and critical energy geographies. Her work currently focuses on two research topics: urban energy transitions and nature-based climate solutions for cities.
Romero Lankao, P., Bulkeley, H., Pelling, M., Burch, S., Gordon, G., Gupta, J., Johnson, C., Lecavalier, E., Simon, D., Kurian, P., Tozer, L., Ziervogel, G., and Munshi, D. (2018) Urban transformative potential in a changing climate Nature Climate Change, 8, 754–756.