Tang publishes new article in Policy Studies Journal

This month, Professor and Bedrosian Center Research Director Shui Yan Tang coauthored a new article in the Policy Studies Journal entitled “Political Commitment, Policy Ambiguity, and Corporate Environmental Practices.” His paper examines how regulatory factors are related to basic and proactive corporate environmental management practices in the Pearl River Delta region in China. His research found that the…

Tang published in Journal of Environmental Management

Last month, Professor and Bedrosian Center Research Director Shui Yan Tang was published in the Journal of Environmental Management. His article, entitled “Stakeholder demands and corporate environmental coping strategies in China,” looks at how corporations in China are developing environmental coping strategies and protection practices. His findings, based on surveys and interviews with Chinese manufacturing…

Examining Strategic Sustainability Plans and Smart Growth Actions in California Cities (Full video)

Bedrosian Center Research Presentations: Examining Strategic Sustainability Plans and Rigorous Sustainability Actions in California Cities Professor Shui-Yan Tang and Dr. Myungjung Kwon will present findings from their study: Examining Strategic Sustainability Plans and Rigorous Sustainability Actions in California Cities. They look at what obstacles keep cities from adopting or implementing strategic sustainability plans. Local government…

Highlights: Examining Strategic Sustainability Plans and Smart Growth Actions in California Cities

Highlights from the Bedrosian Center Research Presentation: Examining Strategic Sustainability Plans and Rigorous Sustainability Actions in California Cities. Watch the full video here: http://youtu.be/GW_rZEOwPCg

Professor Shui-Yan Tang and Dr. Myungjung Kwon will present findings from their study: Examining Strategic Sustainability Plans and Rigorous Sustainability Actions in California Cities. They look at what obstacles keep cities from adopting or implementing strategic sustainability plans.

Local government leaders must overcome many public management, socio-economic, political, and institutional obstacles in order to adopt a meaningful strategic plan for climate protection and/or energy use and to implement it successfully. Given many potential obstacles, what types of strategic sustainability plans and actions are more likely than others to be adopted by cities? What are the key internal and external obstacles for adopting and implementing these plans and policy practices? Based on data obtained from RAND California, the League of California Cities, and survey conducted in 2011, the article shows that California cities have remained reluctant to undertake rigorous sustainability actions that are difficult to implement, especially those in relation to smart growth land-use practices. Those cities that have a strategic sustainability plan in place tend to be more willing to undertake more rigorous actions. A number of public management obstacles, socio-economic, and political factors can help account for a city’s likelihood of having a strategic sustainability plan.

Examining Strategic Sustainability Plans and Rigorous Sustainability Actions in California Cities

Bedrosian Center Research Presentations: Yan Tang October 27, 2014 View the full video here. View photos of the event here. View the transcript here. Professor Shui-Yan Tang and Dr. Myungjung Kwon will present findings from their study: Examining Strategic Sustainability Plans and Rigorous Sustainability Actions in California Cities. They look at what obstacles keep cities from…

Examining Strategic Sustainability Plans & Rigorous Sustainability Actions in California Cities

Professor Shui-Yan Tang and Dr. Myungjung Kwon presented findings from their study: Examining Strategic Sustainability Plans and Rigorous Sustainability Actions in California Cities. They look at what obstacles keep cities from adopting or implementing strategic sustainability plans. The study was funded, in part, by the Bedrosian Center on Governance. Photos by Aubrey Hicks