Christina Hoicka

Canada Research Chair in Urban Planning for Climate Change at the University of Victoria

Dr. Christina Hoicka is the Canada Research Chair in Urban Planning for Climate Change at the University of Victoria. She has degrees in engineering, ecological economics, and human geograph, and conducts research at the intersection of energy geography and sustainability transitions. She is an expert in the diffusion of renewable energy and disruptive low-carbon innovations, community involvement, and socio-technical energy system change. She has published research about the voluntary adoption and outcomes of energy efficiency programs for buildings (commercial and residential); rescaling and decentralization in renewable energy transitions; grid integration of renewable energy; democratic and just forms of renewable energy governance and ownership. She is currently studying the diffusion of disruptive clusters of renewable and low-carbon innovations, their implementation in communities, and their impact on energy system change, as well as the implementation of complementarity of renewable energy. She has recently published on reconciliation, self-determination and renewable energy and about the diffusion of disruptive low-carbon innovations. She is a member of the Core Team of the Geography of Sustainability Transitions Thematic Group for the Sustainability Transitions Research Network. She is co-founder and former Chair of Women and Inclusivity in Sustainable Energy Research (WISER) Network

Christina Hoicka is a Research Partner in the Greening Growth Partnership and The Economics & Environmental Policy Research Network.