I write to update you on the policy brief “Civil Society Challenged: Towards an Enabling Policy Environment”, which I co-authored with my colleagues and fellow deans Jack Knott (University of Southern California) and John Burns (University of Hong Kong), and also to share some good news.
Photo by Deutsche Bank Bangkok and the NGO "Rong Rein Khong Noo" (engl. "My School”) working together to build classrooms in Bangkok.
Cities have and will continue to encompass over half of the world’s expanding population and urban centers are key players in addressing the global challenges of climate change, poverty and disease, education, and economic development. Cities are the paradoxical axis of economic growth and socioeconomic disparities, and environmental degradation and equitable, sustainable solutions.