Joshua Cousins

Assistant Professor, Environmental Studies at SUNY-ESF

Joshua Cousins

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PhD, School of Natural Resources & Environment, University of Michigan


Urban political ecology, Science and technology studies, Critical infrastructure studies, Water policy, planning, and governance, Energy, Urban sustainability, Political-industrial ecology, Climate change adaptation planning

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  • Cousins, Joshua J. 2018. Remaking stormwater as a resource: Technology, law, and citizenship. Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Water 5 (5):e1300.
  • Cousins, Joshua J. 2017. Structuring Hydrosocial Relations in Urban Water Governance. Annals of the American Association of Geographers 107 (5):1144–1161.
  • Cousins, Joshua J. 2017. Of floods and droughts: The uneven politics of stormwater in Los Angeles. Political Geography 60:34–46.
  • Cousins, Joshua J. 2017. Infrastructure and institutions: Stakeholder perspectives of stormwater governance in Chicago. Cities 66:44–52.
  • Newell, Joshua P., Joshua J. Cousins, and Jennifer Baka. 2017. Political-industrial ecology: An introduction. Geoforum 85:319–323. 
  • Cousins, Joshua J. 2017. Volume control: Stormwater and the politics of urban metabolism. Geoforum 85:368–380.
  • Newell, Joshua P., and Joshua J. Cousins. 2015. The boundaries of urban metabolism: Towards a political-industrial ecology. Progress in Human Geography 39 (6):702–728.
  • Cousins, Joshua J., and Joshua P. Newell. 2015. A political–industrial ecology of water supply infrastructure for Los Angeles. Geoforum 58:38–50.
  • Fang, Andrew J., Joshua P. Newell, and Joshua J. Cousins. 2015. The energy and emissions footprint of water supply for Southern California. Environmental Research Letters 10 (11):114002.