‘Global Sustainable City-Regions’ (Policy Report 1st Edition 2015/16) as the direct outcome of the MSc Master Lectureship in Global Sustainable Cities at the Institute for Future Cities, University of Strathclyde in Glasgow


This is the Executive Summary of the Policy Report. To get the full version of the report please click here.


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.

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:

Global Southerners:
· Mumbai (Kirsten MacDonald)
· Shenzhen (Ning Qiu)

Resilient Contradictors:
· Reykjavik/Iceland (Christopher Dynes)
· Portland/Oregon (Gemma Murray)
· Budapest (Nikolett Watson-Puskás)

Regional Networkers:
· Glasgow/Scotland (Gavin McAdam)
· Rotterdam/Randstad (Frankie Barrett)

Download the policy report: www.translokal.com/publishing
More information: igor.calzada@compas.ox.ac.uk


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, Translokal – Academic Entrepreneurship for Policy Making – Publishing, Donostia 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

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