Case studies cover a range of topics: documenting changes to land use and cover; analyzing the movement and flows of people and information; assessing the role of governance and policy; measuring the impact of technology, infrastructure, and engineering; and determining the influence of economics and finance. They reveal that individual cities possess their own character determined largely by their history, physical environmental, regional to global standing, and—perhaps most importantly—the people living there.
Britt Crow-Miller is an assistant professor at the School for the Future of Innovation in Society and a Senior Sustainability Scientist at the Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability, both at Arizona State University. She is also a 2017 SSRC Transregional Research Junior Scholar Fellow. Much of her research falls in the intersection of water issues, politics, development, and technology in China and cities of the American West.