New paper co-authored with Bo Fan and Zhoupeng Li published in Disasters. Interagency collaboration within the city emergency management network: a case study of Super Ministry Reform in China Emergencies continue to become ever more complex; responding to them, therefore, often is beyond the capabilities and capacities of any single public agency. Hence, collaboration among […]
Naim Kapucu (University of Central Florida), Jiannan Wu (Shanghai Jiao Tong University), and I have co-edited a special issue of Journal of Urban Affairs on smart governance in the contemporary era. In the 21st century, we have seen an increase in activity around making cities “smarter” and “intelligent” through the creative application of information systems. In an […]
My article in the current issue of PM Magazine outlines key questions to ask when considering digital transformation efforts in the public sector. To read the complete article, please click here.
I spoke with Bonnie S. Glaser, senior adviser for Asia and the director of the China Power Project at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, host of the ChinaPower PODCAST, on China’s plan to develop a Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC) [LINK].
We published our report on smart cities in Australia. To download the report, please click [here]. The findings were feature in Brisbane Times. We published an article on the report for The Conversation.
I am heading to Beijing today to attend 2019 International Symposium on Budget Performance Management: National Governance and Comprehensive Budget Performance Management in the New Era hosted by the China Development Research Foundation. I will present a paper co-authored with M. Zhang, Evolving from Performance Management to Proactive Governance: The Opportunity and Gaps. I will […]
Along with colleagues Wenting Yang and Bo Fan, at Shanghai Jiao Tong University, I have a paper accepted at Journal of Cleaner Production. Spatial-Temporal Effect of Household Solid Waste on Illegal Dumping Illegal dumping is an increasingly costly problem with profoundly negative consequences for the livability and sustainability of our communities. The problem of illegal […]
J. David Selby (PhD Candidate, School of Public Affairs, Arizona State University) and I have an article accepted in Cities. Abstract: Cities, like any complex adaptive systems, may become increasingly fragile if not properly managed. To date, the literature has focused primarily on the examination of cities within fragile countries. This has resulted in a dearth of […]
ICMA Press Release (October 23, 2018) – “ICMA has selected its inaugural group of research fellows, recognizing outstanding action-oriented research approaches to deal with local governments’ most pressing issues. Fellowships will fund four thought leaders to study topics ranging from equity measures for managing urban performance to developing successful innovation training programs for local officials, adding […]