Global Sustainable City-Regions: Mumbai, Shenzhen, Reykjavik, Portland, Budapest, Rotterdam & Glasgow.
Global Sustainable City-Regions, Translokal (Academic Entrepreneurship for Policy Making) Publishing, 2016
8 Pages Posted: 20 Jan 2016 Last revised: 21 Jan 2016
Date Written: January 18, 2016
This policy report, entitled ‘Global Sustainable City-Regions,’ covers the work developed by the lecturer, Dr Igor Calzada, MBA, as the editor of the publication and students/participants of the first edition of the New Masters course MSc in Leadership for Global Sustainable Cities from September to December 2015 at the Institute for Future Cities in the Business Faculty at the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow (Scotland - UK).
Specifically, this policy report follows a two-sequential-module structure: The first module, entitled ‘Global Cities: Sustainability and Society,’ consists of six methodological units. Thereafter, the second module, entitled ‘Public Policy, Governance and Strategic Change in Cities,’ consists of five methodological units.
The policy report focuses on three urban global issues in a comparative basis. The MSc was developed in a team-based dynamic by applying qualitative action research methodologies to understand and interpret each case and to benchmark and contrast with other cases that addressed the same global urban issue.
The cases were selected jointly by the lecturer and the students/participants in a dynamic process in order to achieve a suitable selection of cases that would allow them to: Arrange groups around one specific global urban issue, Compare cases around the same specific urban issue, and Produce a full case study by applying the two-sequential-module methodology.
Keywords: globalisation, global, sustainable, cities, regions, city-regions, MSc, training, Master, Mumbai, Shenzhen, Reykjavik, Portland, Budapest, Rotterdam, Glasgow
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