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Compelling history of the EPA's first administrator and his influence on the mission and direction of the agency. Describes external pressures and political landscape of U.S. environmental policy and how a senior manager sets agency strategy.

When William D.

This case analyzes the challenges facing PANDA, a private-sector interest group, as they decide how to move forward in a complex political environment. Students must keep in mind the nature of the political regime in Pandora, the various components and goals of PANDA, and the relative positions of other political stakeholders.

Mahiz Shewen is the president of the Pandoran Development Authority (PANDA), a group of private sector leaders with civic action interests in the Southeast Asian republic of Pandora.

EPA's careful planning of a Superfund cleanup encounters community  and Congressional opposition organized by an environmental advocacy  group.  Escalating conflict, years of delay, and mediation followed by a  questionable outcome result.

This four-part case concerns Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) management of, and community opposition to, the early 1990s effort to clean up toxic waste in the New Bedford, Massachusetts harbo

This case is intended to help students explore the strategies associations and non-profit organizations can use to significantly change the environment in which they operate and thus the services they provide the public.

On November 6, 2006, the night before a public advisory vote on whether to fluoridate the water supply in Skagit County, Washington, Tracy Garland, the president and CEO of the Washington Dental Se

This case focuses on the Singaporean government’s strategy for implementing smart grid technology as a means to further empower its energy dependent modern economy. The Intelligent Energy System (IES), a Singaporean government led smart grid pilot project, can be seen as a part of a long term urban development plan to: invest in critical energy infrastructure ahead of demand to make markets more efficient, open new areas for economic development, and strengthen the energy security. This case discusses the rationales behind the IES project, the government’s aspiration to be a ‘sustainable living lab’ in a global context, and its implications for other countries and megacities. As a city-state Singapore has similar capacity and significance of megacities that are progressively seen as substantial economies by themselves able pursue individual infrastructure development towards sustainability with global impacts.

This case focuses on the Singaporean government’s pilot strategy for implementing smart grid technology as a means to empower its energy dependent modern economy.

This case study examines the structure of an organizational network as a way to create cities resilient to climate change. It take a look at the Asian Cities Climate Change Resilience Network and presents different methods used to create network sustainability specifically how the network planned to replicate its work from city to city and from country to country. This replication process is essential to ACCCRN's model of success and depends on organizations functioning at the local, country, and regional levels.

Cities of developing countries are perhaps the most vulnerable for climate change.

This case covers challenges of varied stakeholder groups cooperating to solve serious health and environmental problems in one of the largest cities in the world, both English and Spanish versions are posted on the website.

Sustainability and the Mexico City Lake Basin and Sustenibilidad en la Cuenca del Lago de la Ciudad de Mexico, both English and Spanish versions are available.

A new technique for recreational shrimping sets off opposition from commercial shrimpers and concern among environmentalists, while the situation raises questions about an administrator.

This medium length case confronts students with the challenges facing an administrator whose state agency lacks much regulatory authority, as he grapples with a policy dispute set off by a new tech

Washington State government creates new agency to plan comprehensive water quality control.  Building consensus approach among constituencies and gaining support for funding prove challenging for agency head.

Puget Sound Water Quality Authority describes a new governmental entity's attempt to focus planning and action on restoring an invaluable natural resource, within a narrow window of opportunity.

A United Nations hydrologist discovers the political complexity of adopting an environmentally sound riparian resource plan for the Zambezi River, which flows through eight African nations. The case asks students to identify the political problem or problems threatening a technically sound environmental plan.

This case focuses on the complex political structure of managing a riparian resource in developing countries.