Erik Nordman (October 2021) is an associate professor of natural resources management at Grand Valley State University in Allendale, Michigan. As a Workshop Visiting Scholar, he will be investigating the 2030 District program in which the 22 participating cities pledge to reduce by 50% their building energy use, water use, and transportation-related greenhouse gases by 2030. The program has potential to reduce carbon emissions and resource use in the absence of strong federal policy. However, it is unclear if participants can hold one another accountable to achieve these voluntary goals. Therefore, he is applying Ostrom’s eight design principles and the Institutional Analysis and Development Framework to explore governance actions within 2030 Districts. He is also writing a book about Elinor Ostrom’s work on common-pool resource management.