Conference and Invited Research Presentations
Linking local action to local outcome: An assessment of climate actions on city-level greenhouse gas emissions. Urban Affairs Association, Washington, D.C., April 2022.
Public Leadership to Expand the Boundaries of Urban Sustainability. National Academy for Public Administration. Bloomington, IN, November, 2021. (Invited)
How has the COVID crisis impacted local governments’ sustainability efforts? An examination of initial effects. Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning (ACSP) Annual Conference, online.
Innovations in organizational structure: Managing complex challenges The case of city sustainability. Korean Association of Public Administration International Conference. Seoul, Korea (via Zoom). June, 2021.
Engaging Students to Co-Produce Public Service Learning: Applications in Sustainability, Community Development and Environmental Justice. Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs, and Administration, Online. October, 2020.
Why are we doing this? Impact proximity and cities' rationale for regulating single-use plastic bags. Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management. Denver, CO, November 2019.
A Framework for Assessing Integration in Local Sustainability Management, Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management International, Barcelona, Spain, July, 2019.
An in-depth look at mechanisms to overcome Functional Collective Action: Findings from eight city studies. Public Management Research Conference, Chapel Hill, NC, June, 2019.
A Framework for Assessing Integration in Local Sustainability Management. University of Missouri, Subnational Environmental Administration Conference, Columbia, MO, April, 2019.
“Power in the Local Climate and Sustainability Meta-Network: Examining cities’ use of multiple memberships for impact maximization.” University of Nevada Las Vegas, Las Vegas, NV, March, 2019. (Invited)
Power in the Local Climate and Sustainability Meta-Network: Examining cities’ use of multiple memberships for impact maximization. Southern Political Science Association. Austin, TX, January, 2019.
Local Climate and Sustainability Policy Networks: An examination of cities use of multiple memberships for strategic positioning and impact maximization. Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management. Washington, DC, November, 2018.
The perfect amount of help: An examination of the relationship between capacity and collaboration in urban energy and climate initiatives. Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management International. Mexico City, Mexico. July 2018.
Overcoming FCA dilemmas through Lead Agency Coordination: The case of Orlando and KCMO. American Society for Public Administration, Denver, CO. March, 2018.
The Effect of Administrative Form and Stability on the Success of Cities’ Greenhouse Gas Mitigation Efforts. Southern Political Science Association, New Orleans, LA, January, 2018.
From Planning to Effective Policy Outcomes: The Effect of Administrative Form and Stability on the Success of Cities’ Greenhouse Gas Mitigation Efforts. Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management, Chicago, IL November, 2017.
Integrated City Sustainability: How Administrative Form Shapes Local Sustainability Governance and Outcomes. EcoCities Summit. Melbourne, Australia. July, 2017.
Local policy instrument selection for land and water management. Urban Affairs Association. Minneapolis, MN, April, 2017.
Does collaboration increase programmatic scope? A Stochastic Frontier approach examining cities’ use of EECBG funds. Southern Political Science Association, New Orleans, LA, January, 2017.
An examination of cities policy instrument selection for local land and water management. Southern Political Science Association, New Orleans, LA, January, 2017.
How does interjurisdictional competition affect the types of policy instruments used for environmental sustainability? Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management, Washington, DC, November, 2016.
Managing complex issues that don’t fit neatly into traditional administrative structures: The Case of Local Sustainability” International City/County Management Association, Kansas City, MO, September, 2016.
“City level data and the Integrated City Sustainability Database: Modeling building efficiency with the ICSD”. RCN Sustainable Human-Building Ecosystems Workshop, Tallahassee, FL, May 19. 2016. (Invited)
“Using the Integrated City Sustainability Database to examine changes in local sustainability initiatives: 2010-2015” American Society for Public Administration, Seattle, WA, March, 2016
“The Impact of Administrative Apparatus on Functional Collective Action Dilemmas in City Sustainability.” Martin School of Public Policy and Administration. University of Kentucky, December 4, 2015. (Invited)
“Administrative Apparatus to Overcome Functional Collective Action in City Sustainability.” Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management, Miami, FL, November, 2015.
“Integrating Sustainability within City Governments: Administrative Mechanisms to Overcome Functional Collective Action Dilemmas.” Evans School of Public Affairs. University of Washington, May, 2015. (Invited)
“Back-pedaling or Continuing quietly? An assessment of the impact that terminating membership in ICLEI-Cities for Sustainability has on local sustainability efforts.” Environmental Institutions Seminar Series. Duke University. Durham, North Carolina, April, 2015. (Invited)
“An assessment of the impact that auditory and visual experience with wind turbines has on support for wind production and NIMBY-like opposition.” Midwest Political Science Association (MPSA), Chicago, IL, April 2015.
“Back-pedaling or Continuing quietly? An assessment of the impact that terminating membership in ICLEI-Cities for Sustainability on local sustainability efforts.” Urban Affairs Association (UAA), Miami, FL, April 2015.
“What happens after program termination? ICLEI membership termination and the continuation of local sustainability efforts.” Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management, Albuquerque, NM, November, 2014.
“Municipal Government Motivation for Sustainability” (Keynote speaker).
2014 Dialog on Sustainability. Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kansas, July 2014. (Invited)
“Climate Policy Innovation in American Cities.” Association for Environmental Studies and Sciences, New York City, NY, June, 2014.
“The Effect of State Clean Energy Policies on Green Jobs: An assessment of regulation and incentive based policy tools.” American Society for Public Administration, Washington, DC, March, 2014.