Dr. Zeemering studies collaboration and local governance. His recent book "Collaborative Strategies for Sustainable Cities: Economy, Environment and Community in Baltimore" investigates how urban sustainability is defined by local actors in Baltimore and how policy definitions contribute to local collaboration for policy implementation. He has studied local environmental governance in the United States and Canada. He is currently conducting research on local government support for Great Lakes water protection initiatives, as well as sustainability management in city government.
Current Student Research Opportunities
Students interested in local government involvement in environmental policy are welcome to contact Dr. Zeemering. His current research involves the review and content analysis of local planning and policy documents, elite interview analysis, and related work to support the study of local environmental governance.
Past Student Research Projects
In the past, students have helped Dr. Zeemering conduct research on local definitions of urban sustainability through a process called Q-methodology.