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This case urges the reader to consider the links between the competing priorities of sustainable development, infrastructure, and globalization using the Colombo Port Expansion Project (CPEP) as an example.
This case raises the question of whether infrastructure development can foster inclusive growth and poverty reduction for an entire population.
This case looks at sustainability and suitability of large-scale ‘green’ tree planting efforts in combating desertification, sandstorms, and air quality issues in urban China. Case focuses on progress in Zhangbei County to examine local implementation of national environmental projects.
Every year extreme sandstorms created by strong winds blowing southwest from the Gobi Desert devastate air quality levels, bring transportation and outdoor activities to a grinding halt, and create
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
In this case, the definition of sustainable is based on how the energy is produced and does not consider public or environmental prosperity. Through this we see that just because something carries the label of sustainable development, it doesn’t make it a good thing— it can make many relevant actors worse off than they were before. This case brings the reader to consider how varied motivations for implementing a sustainable development project may not always be environmental protection.
Chief Minister Taib has set in place a massive sustainable dam project (SCORE) to increase energy production throughout Malaysia and develop Sarawak’s economy by bringing foreign industrial investm
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
The events that led to the bankruptcy of the San Antonio Symphony illustrate conflicting goals that nonprofits face, addressing both financial viability of their organizations and artistic and cultural views of how nonprofits should operate.
This case is about the events that led to the bankruptcy of the San Antonio Symphony.
Over the past decade, immigrant rights organizations in several states seized the opportunity to shift their advocacy efforts from a narrow focus on reform of the nation’s immigration laws to a broader platform of improved immigrant integration into American society. This meant an expansion of policy focus into all aspects of immigrant life, including education, health care, and employment opportunities.
Over the past decade, immigrant rights organizations in several states seized the opportunity to shift their advocacy efforts from a narrow focus on reform of the nation’s immigration laws to a bro
Barbara Miller and a coalition of local activists address the environmental and health consequence of mining are up against the physical damage of lead poisoning as well as community members' deep reluctance to speak out against the mining companies.
Barbara Miller and a coalition of local activists address the environmental and health consequence of 100 years of mining in Idaho's Silver Valley.
The case begins in Spring 2007 with Paul Shoemaker and Ruth Jones, the respective executive directors of Social Venture Partners (SVP) Seattle and Social Venture Partners International (SVPI).
The Laotian Organizing Project builds trust and leadership among Laotian refugees from tribal groups that do not have a history of interacting and for whom getting involved is both new and scary. Faced with industrial accidents impacting thier community and issues such as a lack of affordable housing or living-wage jobs, community members are speaking out and challenging traditional tribal conflicts and beliefs.
Formed in 1995, the Laotian Organizing Project builds trust and leadership among Laotian refugees in Richmond, California.