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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 overarching goal of this case is to step away, for a moment, from Payatas and comprehend the challenges of urban waste management in developing countries. These public health, environmental, and management problems are caused by various factors which constrain the development of effective solid waste management systems. With this mindset, students should be able to discuss how Payatas was able to overcome technical, financial, institutional, economic, and social constrains. 

Since 2001, the Payatas site in Quezon City, Metro Manila, has been transformed from an open dumpsite, into a controlled waste disposal facility, and recently into a sanitary landfill.

By 2011, Korean society suffered from pervasive social disorder, including a high suicide rate, troubled schools, murder and other crime, deepening unemployment and poverty. As a policy response to these serious social ills, Seoul’s Mayor Park Won-soon offered community building as a solution to the problems, moving away from government-directed uniform solutions to citizen-led solutions.

This case explores the Community Building Policy (CBP) of the city government of Seoul, Korea, and spotlights some projects and activities in urban neighborhoods of Seoul.

In three parts, this case series shows how a small nonprofit agency changes, the changes in management style, the greater policy involvement of the CEO and the Board, the impact of recruiting and actively using a  board, and where an unwavering focus on mission can lead.

A small nonprofit agency with a rich community history debates whether it should attempt to influence state policy towards children in need and accept state money under the new policy it might prop

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

Nebraska Appleseed Center's track record encompasses significant victories in public policy, from immigration to welfare. They also give individuals and community groups the legal tools they need to win on housing, labor and other struggles.

Since the mid-1990s, Milo Mumgaard and his colleagues at the Nebraska Appleseed Center have established themselves as honest brokers for doing the right thing on behalf of immigrants in the nation'

This case study explores the various dimensions and challenges of developing Baja California state’s first wind farm and illustrates the energy dilemma faced by a region experiencing high electricity costs due to climate, detachment from the national grid, and an incompatible national energy regulatory structure. The case addresses multiple pillars of sustainability.

The case study chronicles the development of Baja California state’s first wind farm and illustrates the energy dilemma faced by a region experiencing high electricity costs due to climate, detachm

This ethnography examines what can allow quality solidarity work to happen between organizations with diverse leadership and constituencies, and explore the history and lessons learned from the collaborative work between the two organizations.

This ethnography examines the components that allow quality solidarity work to happen between organizations with leadership and constituencies that are primarily people of color and primarily white