Comparing Seven City-Region Case-Studies in Three Research Postgraduate Teams from Two Methodological Modules: Global Cities: Sustainability and Society & Public Policy, Governance and Strategic Change in Cities. (Msc Global Sustainable Cities 2015-2016).
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.
Specifically, this policy report follows a two-sequential-module structure:
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:
As a result, the following three global urban issues and seven Global Sustainable City-Region case studies were selected. Each student/participant worked on each of them, as follows:
Calzada I. (Ed), MacDonald, K., Qiu, N., Dynes, C., Murray, G., Watson-Puskas, N., McAdam, G., & Barrett, F. (2016). Global Sustainable City-Regions: Mumbai, Shenzhen, Reykjavik, Portland, Budapest, Glasgow and Rotterdam. Donostia-San Sebastian. Translokal – Academic Entrepreneurship for Policy Making in collaboration with City Protocol Society & Institute for Future Cities, University of Strathclyde. ISBN (e-book): 978-8-49-427527-2. DOI: 10.13140/RG.2.1.3053.1609
Institute for Future Cities. University of Strathclyde & City Protocol Society
Dr Igor Calzada MBA, Kirsten MacDonald, Ning Qiu, Criostoir Dynes, Gemma Murray, Nikolett Watson-Puskas, Gavin McAdam and Frankie Barrett.