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A suburban town experiences controversy and service gridlock over construction and land use permit processing. Students work on how to find tools to correct these service and political problems.
Instructors may use this case to teach operations analysis, and demonstrate the use of "continuous improvement" or "work re-engineering," inclusive decision-making and strategic organizational deve
This is a leadership story about how PODER Activates Latino and African American communities to protect the earth and community health.
People Organized in Defense of Earth and her Resources (PODER) activates the power of the Latino and African American communities of Austin, Texas, to both protect the earth and safeguard community
AIDS Housing of Washington develops innovative housing facilities to meet the continually changing needs of people with HIV/AIDS. This leadership story explores the forefront of the AIDS housing struggle, and outlines some ongoing challenges.
AIDS Housing of Washington develops innovative housing facilities to meet the continually changing needs of people with HIV/AIDS.
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.
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.
Controversial waterfront development project involving diverse opinions from city council members. Valuable lessons in management, dealing with boards and councils, development and implementation, and conflict resolution.
Port Pleasant City Council is a short, easy to absorb case, which requires students to help a city manager mediate and balance the politics of two economic development issues.
This case addresses issues of economic development for urban renewal in the post-industrial city of Baltimore. It focuses on commercial real estate development as one policy tool and stimulates readers to develop their own conclusions about its success.
Baltimore has suffered significant amounts of economic damage since the end of World War II and de-industrialization: high unemployment, an exodus of residents to the suburbs, alarming homicide and
This case is about dealing with community attitudes toward growth. It is told from the viewpoint of a county commissioner who is dealing with townships coping with encroachment from cities and restrictions from the County and the regional planning agency.
This case is about dealing with community attitudes toward growth.
After 5 cyclist fatalities in 16 months, city leaders decided something needed to be done.
Bicycling and Coast City is a comprehensive case study based upon a fictionalized city on the central coast of a Western state.