Troy Simpson


Troy’s broad research interests include human-environment relationships, largely in the contexts of pro-environmental decisions, sustainability, and dense urban neighborhoods. At CRED, he studied social dynamics and environmental services associated with New York City community gardens, household energy use in mixed-income “green” housing, and feedback mechanisms related to pro-environmental decision making.

Troy is currently studying Environmental Psychology at the City University of New York (CUNY) Graduate Center. Previously, he worked in the non-profit environmental sector as a technical advisor on green building municipal policy initiatives and on the design and construction of a portfolio of $1.1 billion of green affordable housing and school projects in California. A San Francisco Bay Area native, Troy is a LEED-Accredited Professional and holds a BS in psychology and political science from Santa Clara University and a MA in Climate and Society from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences.