Laurie Heykoop

Laurie Heykoop

Green Jobs: The Low Carbon Economy and Labour Market Disadvantage

This PhD asks, to what extent can urban investment in ’green jobs’ create employment for those facing labour market disadvantage? It will explore how low carbon and environmental (or ‘green’) initiatives impact on urban labour markets, and potential to use this investment to address labour market disadvantage. Conceptually the PhD will develop understanding of employment dimensions of urban just transitions, including the relationship/tensions between just transitions and the notion of ‘inclusive growth’ in urban scholarship and policy.

Funded in collaboration with ESRC White Rose Doctoral Training Partnership


Will Eadson (Main supervisor)
Richard Crisp and Aiden While (2nd supervisors)