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This case study uses the Maboneng Precinct, a mixed-use creative hub in downtown Johannesburg, to understand better the role of a private sector developer in urban development and to explore the concepts of urban regeneration, gentrification, and sustainability. 

Until the 1970s, Johannesburg’s Central Business District (CBD) was the economic center of South Africa and, arguably, of the entire African continent.

The central theme of this case study is that cities facing drastically distinct development challenges may still pursue similar sustainable solutions. In pursuing the same objective of re-densification, the cities are considering similar strategies: rezoning and redefined land use, enhanced public transportation, and green urban infrastructure, to name a few. This case ends by prompting students to consider these strategies: which are the most important for achieving re-densification?

A shrinking Detroit and an expanding Guangzhou shape this case, which aims to introduce readers to the nuances of population density and the importance of redensification in sustainable urban plann

Quito’s rapid income and population growth over the past several years has forced its mayor to address the problem of how its citizens efficiently commute throughout the city. The existing public transportation system can no longer accommodate the city’s growing population. As a result, Quito’s mayor is building the city’s first metro system, an ambitious project, which is not only constrained by economics, but also by the city’s physical characteristic, surrounded by the Andes.

Quito, the capital of Ecuador, is currently experiencing rapid economic development and population growth.

This case addresses the development of the Jiuquan Wind Farm in China. Readers will make a decision on the future of Chinese wind power investment, given the technical, financial, and environmental challenges facing large-scale renewable energy. 

In China’s 12th Five Year Plan (2011-2015), the central government outlines ambitious targets for expanding domestic wind power generation.

Rwanda has seen remarkable economic growth. However, food security remains a challenge in its rapidly modernizing capital city, Kigali. This case explores if an urban agriculture program can address the complex drivers of food insecurity in Kigali. 

This case evaluates the premade decision of the Kigali City Council (KCC) to incorporate urban agriculture into the city’s long-term development agenda, as the key tool to address the problem of fo

The challenges facing the founder and executive director of a small nonprofit organization related to organizational growth, issue advocacy, and board development.

This case presents a dilemma facing Cheryl Chase, the founder and Director of the Intersex Society of North America (ISNA), an organization whose mission is to end shame, secrecy, and unwanted geni

Learning objectives for this case exercise are: 

1. To provide the students with a decision support tool to support the discussion of trade-offs between readiness/mission capacity achieved (MCA) and LCC when making large-scale capacity investment decisions in the public sector, 

2. To develop and support a proposal for cost reduction or mission capacity improvement with quantitative analysis, 

3. To understand the sensitivity of capital investment decisions to the capital discount rate selected when computing the net present value (NPV) of the LCC, 

4. To understand the trade-off between cost risk (probability that the LCC will exceed a certain budgeted threshold value) and readiness risk (probability that MCA will fall below a mission-planning threshold). 

Freedonia is a modest sized country with a population of roughly 20 million. Freedonian Air Force (FAF) has approximately 150 fighter aircraft.

This first segment of the IMC course focuses on the broad strategic picture by examining the external environment in which a leader is operating.

This is the first segment of the Integrated Management Curriculum - a three quarter sequence designed to teach skills, practices and theories involve

The second IMC term builds upon the first, relating the importance of the internal operational capacity to the external environment. However, in this second term, the focus is on the specifics of operational effectiveness, rather than on the broader strategic examination of the first term.

The second IMC term builds upon the first, relating the importance of the internal operational capacity to the external environment.

As the previous IMC terms provided external and internal perspectives of the responsibilities of leadership, this term is intended to weave those together, by providing practice at integrating the skills, and focusing on how to affect policy.

As the previous IMC terms provided external and internal perspectives of the responsibilities of leadership, this term is intended to weave those tog