George Homsy is an assistant professor of public administration. His research is on sustainability and local government policymaking, with a focus within small- to medium-sized cities and towns. He explores the drivers of sustainability policy change and the results of implementation. He is currently engaged in a research project that examines the ways that rural communities implement and balance the environmental, economic and equity dimensions of sustainability. He was also a planning consultant for sustainable communities in municipalities, and a journalist who investigated local governments and sustainability.