Sean Kennedy

Sean Kennedy


Masters of Urban and Regional Planning, 2014, University of California, Los Angeles
Graduate Certificate, International Urban and Environmental Management, 2012, Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology
Graduate Diploma, Environmental and Resource Economics, 2010, Australian National University
Bachelor of Business, 2006, Southern Cross University

Areas of Interest:

Energy Transitions, Market-based Environmental Governance, Political Ecology, Regional Economic Development, Rural-urban Linkages


Sean is a Ph.D. candidate and environmental policy professional with experience across public, private and nonprofit sectors, including policy and research positions at the Australian Department of Climate Change and Energy Efficiency in Canberra, Australia and the World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF) in Bogor, Indonesia.

Sean’s dissertation research examines the transition toward renewable and distributed energy sources and its implications for community and regional development, with particular emphasis on large-scale solar energy projects in California and Indonesia.

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