Professor, Humanities | Humanities
Newark, NJ, UNITED STATES
Maurie's research is centered in the field of environmental/sustainability social science
Ph.D., Regional Science
M.S., Science, Urban and Regional Planning
B.S., Science, Marketing
Archinect News online
Citing research published in the journal Housing, Theory & Society by Maurie Cohen, a professor at New Jersey Institute of Technology, Peters argues that "if the world used resources sustainably and equitably, the average home for a single person would be no larger than 215 square feet, and a four-person family would live in no more than 860 square feet."view more
Fast Company online
“New construction of homes keeps getting bigger and bigger,” says Maurie Cohen, a professor at New Jersey Institute of Technology and author of a new paper reporting these conclusions, published in the journal Housing, Theory & Society. “It drops off during periods of recession, but then it recovers. And this was sort of part of an effort of trying to begin a discussion about developing a new housing paradigm that’s not so much focused on ‘bigger is better.'”view more
Phil Goodwin at the University of the West of England in Bristol says the same applies to the UK, where young people are the most prominent in dropping out of the great car society. Maurie Cohen, an environmental scientist at the New Jersey Institute of Technology in Newark, says “Gen Y-ers are quite cool to the automobile.” The modern James Dean is a rebel without a car.view more
My research is located at the intersection of environmental social science, sustainability science, and environmental policy. Primary areas of activity focus on sustainable consumption, alternative mobility futures, and socio-technical transition management, I serve as the Editor the journal Sustainability: Science, Practice, and Policyview more
Maurie Cohen, Joseph Sarkis, Patrick Schröder, Magnus Bengtsson, Steven McGreevy and Paul Dewick
COVID-19 could inadvertently contribute to meaningful progress toward meeting the goals of the Paris Climate Agreement and several of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.
The ongoing devolution of climate policy-making to sub-national levels has prompted growing interest in policy entrepreneurship by individuals who are politically and technically creative and institutionally resourceful.
Resources, Conservation and Recycling
This perspective calls for building greater understanding of overlapping and conflicting considerations between the sustainability principles that inform current conceptions of circular economy and degrowth.
The customary mode of flat rate-property taxation used in the United States and many other Anglospheric countries encourages the consumption of ever greater volumes of energy and materials by relatively affluent households and exacerbates social inequalities. Transition from an invariable tax rate on residential real estate to a graduated schedule could enhance local sustainability by ameliorating the trend toward larger houses and associated increases in resource appropriation.
Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is characterized by chronic inflammation of the gastrointestinal tract that is associated with changes in the gut microbiome. Here, we sought to identify strain-specific functional correlates with IBD outcomes. We performed metagenomic sequencing of monthly stool samples from 20 IBD patients and 12 controls (266 total samples).
Social Change and the Coming of Post-Consumer Society
Researchers, policy actors, and practitioners have begun to acutely apprehend the current combination of deeply rooted crises concerning the economy, ecology, and other domains. Scholars argue that structural, multi-dimensional, and sustainabilityoriented transitions are needed to address persistent and systemic challenges (Grin et al., 2010; Jackson, 2010), or what have been called “wicked problems”(Brown et al., 2010).