Areas of Interest
- Local government and governance
- Climate change and environmental policy
- Energy policy
- Qualitative research methodology
Elizabeth Schwartz's research centres on green municipal policy. She explores local government decision-making at the intersection of climate change policy and energy policy. Her current projects examine the role of municipal environment departments in local climate change mitigation policy, density bonusing in achieving environmental policy goals, and intergovernmental relations in local climate change policy. She is also engaged in collaborative research on the implications of trade agreements for the adoption of green and socially oriented procurement at the local level.
- PhD in Political Science, University of British Columbia
- MA in Political Science, University of Toronto
- BPAPM, Public Affairs and Policy Management, Carleton University
- 2015-2016, Sustainable Prosperity Research and Policy Network, $10,500. Project: “Green Building Policy and Density Bonusing: How Canadian cities can use market-based incentives to achieve their sustainability goals”. Co-applicants: Kathryn Harrison
- Schwartz, Elizabeth. “Developing Green Cities: Explaining Variation in Canadian Green Building Policies” Canadian Journal of Political Science 49(4), 621-642.
- Schwartz, Elizabeth. "Local Solutions to a Global Problem? A Study of Climate Change Policymaking in Vancouver" in Local Climate Change Law: Environmental Regulation in Cities and Other Localities, Benjamin J. Richardson, ed. Northampton, MA: Edward Elgar Publishing, 2012.
Non-Peer Reviewed Work
- Dmitry Lysenko, Ata Muhammad, Elizabeth Schwartz, and Saul Schwartz. February 2018. “CETA and procurement: opening an open market?” Policy Options. Ottawa: Institute for Research in Public Policy. http://policyoptions.irpp.org/magazines/february-2018/ceta-and-procurement-opening-an-open-market/
- Schwartz, Elizabeth. January 2018. “Guest Blog: Green Building Policy and Density Bonusing” Smart Prosperity Institute. http://institute.smartprosperity.ca/content/guest-blog-green-building-policy-and-density-bonusing
- Béland, Daniel, Alana Cattapan, and Elizabeth Schwartz. December 2017. “Paying Attention to the Mundane Policy Issues” Policy Options. Ottawa: Institute for Research in Public Policy. http://policyoptions.irpp.org/magazines/december-2017/paying-attention-to-the-mundane-policy-issues/