Citizens & Sustainability
Our research aims to understand and predict complex citizen opposition to energy infrastructure projects.
The comparative case-study design examines citizens' perceptions of risks and associated place-protective actions across energy technologies, integrating public acceptance surveys with case-specific data about the type of energy technology and citizen proximities.
Helping California residents become more involved in decisions about how energy infrastructure projects are built in their communities.
Utilizing traditional data collection methods along side social network analysis, the project provides a deeper understanding of the complex factors driving new energy infrastructure conflicts.