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This case study explores the various dimensions and challenges surrounding the 2022 World Cup in Qatar. The case emphasizes multiple pillars of sustainability. 

Qatar has received much attention since winning the bid to host the 2022 World Cup, and not all of the attention has been positive.

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

Describes a conflict between historic preservation and economic development in Malaysia in a multicultural environment where issues of race, religion and economic class complicate the preservation versus development debate.

This case describes a conflict between historic preservation and economic development in Malaysia in a multicultural environment where issues of race, religion and economic class complicate the pre

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

This fictional collage is based on actual incidents and situations observed by the author in human service agencies in different jurisdictions. The case has been taught in a course broadly concerned with the development of information systems for government and nonprofit organizations. The course approaches the topic from three perspectives: 1. The systems thinking tradition; 2. Principles of data architecture; 3. Challenges of software development methodology.

In a mid-sized U.S. county, children’s lives are lost and the local Office of Child Welfare finds its own information management practices to be implicated in the tragedy.

The case reveals the practical and ethical tensions inherent in many grassroots based advocacy organizations between sustaining the grassroots membership and supporting a professional staff who must effectively interact with the relevant policy elite.

A national Christian advocacy organization, dedicated to alleviating hunger worldwide, faces new dilemmas as it grows from a small, volunteer self defined "social movement" to a more powerful group

The executive director and the board president of a religiously affiliated nonprofit social service agency struggle with employee and donor demands to endorse the boycott of a local business.

This brief, simple case offers undergraduate and introductory graduate students an opportunity to grasp basic concepts in nonprofit management in the specific context of a social service agency's d