Chad Walker, Ph.D.

Research - Teaching - Impact

Publications



Smart Local Energy Systems




The best-laid plans: Tracing public engagement change in emergent Smart Local Energy Systems


Luke Gooding, Patrick Devine-Wright, Melanie Rohse, Rebecca Ford, Chad Walker, Iain Soutar, Hannah Devine-Wright

Energy Research and Social Science, vol. 101(July), 2023




Constructing practices of engagement with users and communities: Comparing emergent state-led smart local energy systems


Iain Soutar, Patrick Devine-Wright, Melanie Rohse, Chad Walker, Luke Gooding, Hannah Devine-Wright, Imogen Kay

Energy Policy, vol. 171, 2022




Urban Energy Infrastructure Transitions: The Participation of Local Citizens in the Development of Smart Local Energy Systems and Sustainable Heating


Fionnguala Sherry-Brennan, Patrick Devine-Wright, Chad Walker

Routledge Handbook of Urban Landscape Research, Kate Bishop, Linda Corkery, 1st, Routledge, 2022 Dec 26




What is ‘local’ about Smart Local Energy Systems? Emerging stakeholder geographies of decentralised energy in the United Kingdom


Chad Walker, Patrick Devine-Wright, Melanie Rohse, Luke Gooding, Hannah Devine-Wright, Rajat Gupta

Energy Research and Social Science, vol. 80, 2021


Community Energy




Threats to energy democratization: Examining the structure of decision-making processes and new spheres of procedural (in)justice in energy transitions


Chad Walker, Stacia Ryder, JP Roux, Patrick Devine-Wright, Zoe Chateau

Majia Nadesan, Martin Pasqualetti, Jennifer Keahey, chapter 34, 1st , Elsevier




Incentivizing landlord engagement in a clean energy transition in Nova Scotia, Canada: A case study of Energize Bridgewater


Claire Calderwood, Chad Walker, Jeffrey Biggar

Journal of Green Building, vol. 19(4), 2024




Do the ends justify the means? Problematizing social acceptance and instrumentally-driven community engagement in proposed energy projects


Stacia Ryder, Chad Walker, Susana Batel, Hannah Devine-Wright, Patrick Devine-Wright

Socio-Ecological Practice Research (SEPR), Advancing scholarship and practice of stakeholder engagement in working landscapes, 2023




COPs and ‘robbers?’ Better understanding community energy and toward a Communities of Place then Interest approach


Chad Walker, Greg Poelzer, Renata Leonhardt, Bram Noble, Christina Hoicka

Energy Research and Social Science, vol. 92(102797), 2022, pp. 1-13




Scale, history and justice in community wind energy: An empirical review


Jamie Baxter, Chad Walker, Geraint Ellis, Patrick Devine-Wright, Michelle Adams, Romayne Smith Fullerton

Energy research and social science, vol. 68, 2020 Aug 30


Indigenous Renewable Energy




Critical pathways to renewable energy transitions in remote Alaska communities: A comparative analysis


Gwen Holdmann, Dominique Pride, Greg Poelzer, Bram Noble, Chad Walker

Energy Research & Social Science, issue 102712, 2022




Harvesting Local Energy: A Case Study of Community-Led Bioenergy Development in Galena, Alaska


Vikas Menghwani, Chad Walker, Tim Kalke, Bram Noble, Greg Poelzer

Energies, vol. 15(4655), 2022




Non-Indigenous partner perspectives on Indigenous peoples' involvement in renewable energy: exploring reconciliation as relationships of accountability or status quo innocence?


Chad Walker, Mary Beth Doucette, Sarah Rotz, Diana Lewis, Hannah Tait Neufeld, Heather Castleden

Qualitative Research in Organizations and Management, 2021, pp. 636-657




Are the pens working for justice? News media coverage of renewable energy involving Indigenous Peoples in Canada


Chad Walker, Alyssa Alexander, Mary Beth Doucette, Diana Lewis, Hanna Tait Neufeld, Debbie Martin, Jeff Masuda, Robert Stefanelli, Heather Castleden

Energy research and social science, vol. 57, 2019 Sep 31




Renewable energy and energy autonomy: how Indigenous peoples in Canada are shaping an energy future


Robert D. Stefanelli, Chad Walker, Derek Kornelsen, Diana Lewis, Debbie H. Martin, Jeff Masuda, Chantelle A.M. Richmond, Emily Root, Hannah Tait Neufeld, Heather Castleden

Environmental Reviews, vol. 27(1), 2019 Jan 28, pp. 95-105


Truth and Reconciliation




Are the natural sciences ready for truth, healing, and reconciliation with Indigenous peoples in Canada? Exploring 'settler readiness' at a world-class freshwater research station


Elissa Bozhkov, Chad Walker, Chad Walker, Vanessa McCourt, Heather Castleden

Journal of Environmental Studies and Sciences, vol. 10(3), 2020 Mar 6, pp. 226-241




Predictors of medical student interest in Indigenous health learning and clinical practice: a Canadian case study


Sharon Yeung, Amy Bombay, Chad Walker, Jeff Denis, Debbie Martin, Paul Sylvestre, Heather Castleden

BMC Medical Education, vol. 18(1), 2018 Nov 13, pp. 307-307


Wind Energy




“His main platform is ‘stop the turbines’ ”: Political discourse, partisanship and local responses to wind energy in Canada


Chad Walker, Laura Stephenson, Jamie Baxter

Energy Policy, vol. 123, 2018 Oct 30, pp. 670-681




Sustainable Development and Environmental Injustice in Rural Ontario, Canada: Cases of Wind Energy and Biosolid Processing


Chad Walker, Sarah Mason, Danny Bednar

Journal of Rural and Community Development, vol. 13(2), 2018 Apr 28




“It's easy to throw rocks at a corporation”: wind energy development and distributive justice in Canada


Chad Walker, Jamie Baxter

Environmental Policy and Planning, vol. 19(6), 2017, pp. 754-768




Procedural justice in Canadian wind energy development: A comparison of community-based and technocratic siting processes


Chad Walker, Jamie Baxter

Energy research and social science, vol. 29, 2017 May 30, pp. 160-169




Adding insult to injury: The development of psychosocial stress in Ontario wind turbine communities


Chad Walker, Jamie Baxter, Danielle Ouellette

Social Science and Medicine, vol. 133, 2015, pp. 358-365




Wind energy development and perceived real estate values in Ontario, Canada


Chad Walker, Jamie Baxter, Sarah Mason, Isaac Luginaah, Danielle Ouellette

AIMS energy 2014, Vol. 2, Pages 424-442, vol. 2(4), 2014 Oct 18, pp. 424-442




Beyond Rhetoric to Understanding Determinants of Wind Turbine Support and Conflict in Two Ontario, Canada Communities


Chad Walker, Jamie Baxter, Danielle Ouellette

Environment and Planning A, vol. 46(3), 2013 Nov 31, pp. 730-745



Research and Methods




Method Sequence and Dominance in Mixed Methods Research: A Case Study of the Social Acceptance of Wind Energy Literature


Chad Walker, Jamie Baxter

The International Journal of Qualitative Methods, vol. 18, 2019 Mar 11




Activists against research: Experiences studying wind energy in Ontario


Chad Walker, Tanya Christidis

The Canadian Geographer, vol. 62(2), 2018, pp. 282-287




Promoting qualitative research in the public sphere: Lessons learned from online criticisms


Chad Walker

Steven W. Kleinknecht, Carrie B. Sanders, Lisa-Jo K. van den Scott, The Craft of Qualitative Research, chapter 43, Canadian Scholars, 2018




Ethics and activism in environment and health research


Sarah A. Mason, Chad Walker, Jamie Baxter, Isaac Luginaah

Nancy E. Fenton, Jamie Baxter, Practicing Qualitative Methods in Health Geographies, chapter 4, 1st , Routledge, 2016


Climate Change, Environmental Law, and Policy




Encouraging green infrastructure at Ontario universities: What’s policy got to do with it?


Erika Eves, Chad Walker

Urban Resilience and Sustainability, vol. 1(4), pp. 260-277




You’ve declared a climate emergency…now what? Exploring climate action, energy planning, and participatory place branding in Canada


Yara Alkhayyat, Chad Walker, Giannina Warren, Evan Cleave

Urban Resilience and Sustainability, vol. 1(3), 2023, pp. 214-234




Challenges Turning Environment and Sustainability Science Into Policy: An Interdisciplinary Review


Catherine M. Dieleman, Chad Walker, David Pipher, Heather Peacock

Intellectual, Scientific, and Educational Influences on Sustainability Research, 2018 Nov 31, pp. 168-197




Ontario’s Green Energy and Green Economy Act: Why a Well-Intentioned Law is Mired in Controversy and Opposed by Rural Communities


David McRobert, Julian Tennent-Riddell, Chad Walker

Renewable Energy Law and Policy Review, vol. 7(2), 2016 Nov 31, pp. 91-112


Health Geography




Pregnancy intention and gestational age at first antenatal care visit in Lesotho


Paul Mkandawire, Joseph Kangmennaang, Chad Walker, Roger Antabe, Kilian Atuoye, Isaac Luginaah

African journal of midwifery and women's health, vol. 15(1), 2021 Feb 8, pp. 1-11




Adding insult to injury: The development of psychosocial stress in Ontario wind turbine communities


Chad Walker, Jamie Baxter, Danielle Ouellette

Social Science & Medicine, vol. 133, 2015 Mar 30, pp. 358-365


Student Theses


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