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A Lake Runs Through It . . . Or Is It a River? Or Something Else?

In the late 1990s, the town of Tempe, Arizona, proposed developing the dry riverbed of the Salt River into a lake that would become a recreational ...


Banana Split: To Eat or Not to Eat

This case focuses on the banana, the most popular fruit in the world.  In the first part of the case, students are introduced to the history o ...


Coffee and Cigarettes

This analysis case explores second-hand smoke and its impact on the decision to institute a smoking ban in the outdoor seating area of a popular co ...


Ecotourism: Who Benefits?

The main objective of this case is to have students critically examine the costs and the benefits associated with ecotourism, a form of  touri ...


Irradiation

“Leo Altamari,” CEO of Kutztown Meat Packing Corporation, has just come back from his Monday morning staff meeting, where the major age ...


Marketing Mostly Intangible Goods: The Case of Botanical Gardens and Arboreta

This case study illustrates some of the common social and economic problems facing botanical gardens and arboreta today. The case describes a conve ...


Oil in the Amazon

In this case study, students participate in a game in which they assume the roles of various stakeholders in a proposed oil and gas proje ...


Seeds of Dissension

A possible act of industrial espionage is the backdrop for this case study, which introduces students to analytical techniques routinely used in mo ...


Snowboarding in New York State

This case study provides a realistic scenario to introduce and reinforce concepts presented in introductory level geography courses, particularly i ...


The Art of a Deal

This case is a classroom simulation of the types of negotiations that went into the Kyoto Protocol agreement on limiting global greenhouse gas emis ...


The Case of a Tropical Disease and its Treatment

This case study highlights the epidemiological and socioeconomic factors associated with a disease which plagues thousands of people in Central and ...


The Deforestation of the Amazon

In this case study, students examine tropical deforestation in the Amazon from the perspective of three dominant stakeholders in the region: a peas ...


The Value of a Wetland

This case study introduces students to the elements of a renewable resource management project. The issue of wetland drainage, for the purpose of i ...


The Wealth of Water

Many students take the availability of water for granted. This case study, which focuses on the Cochabamba water revolt in Bolivia, is designed to ...