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This case study uses the Maboneng Precinct, a mixed-use creative hub in downtown Johannesburg, to understand better the role of a private sector developer in urban development and to explore the concepts of urban regeneration, gentrification, and sustainability.
Until the 1970s, Johannesburg’s Central Business District (CBD) was the economic center of South Africa and, arguably, of the entire African continent.
Quito’s rapid income and population growth over the past several years has forced its mayor to address the problem of how its citizens efficiently commute throughout the city. The existing public transportation system can no longer accommodate the city’s growing population. As a result, Quito’s mayor is building the city’s first metro system, an ambitious project, which is not only constrained by economics, but also by the city’s physical characteristic, surrounded by the Andes.
Quito, the capital of Ecuador, is currently experiencing rapid economic development and population growth.
This case addresses the development of the Jiuquan Wind Farm in China. Readers will make a decision on the future of Chinese wind power investment, given the technical, financial, and environmental challenges facing large-scale renewable energy.
In China’s 12th Five Year Plan (2011-2015), the central government outlines ambitious targets for expanding domestic wind power generation.
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
The purpose of this case is to discuss the conditions and resources required for empowering historic fishing communities, how to fulfill these requirements, and to what extent the ideas presented can be applied to present-day fishing communities.
This case offers participants a window on empowerment of fishing communities.
This case is offered as part of the Recovery Act Case Program and serves as a best example of the efforts of the large network of federal, state, local, non-profit, and private sector partners who contributed in the implementation of the 2009 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.
In response to fiscal challenges facing state and local governments in the financial crisis, Congress, via the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA) created the Build America Bond (
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.
This case examines the net employment effect of NAFTA over its first ten years, given widely varying measurement approaches and conclusions, and can be incorporated into public policy courses to analyze the employment implications of NAFTA.
This case exercise examines the net employment effect of NAFTA over its first ten years of existence, given widely varying measurement approaches and conclusions.
An environmental role-play in which a multi-party committee employs a negotiated rule making process to achieve consensus. Recommended for students already introduced to negotiation and who have background in economics and management dilemmas.
Woodstove Source Performance Standards is an environmental role-play in which a multi-party committee employs a negotiated rulemaking process to achieve consensus regarding woodstove emissions.
This case presents a macro view of the decision-making process that Kenya’s Ministry of Energy underwent to address recurrent blackouts in Nairobi specifically, and the remainder of Kenya, generally.
The case discusses the acceptance and implementation of the Nairobi Metropolitan Transmission Ring (NMR) as one solution to address Kenya’s electricity supply issues.