Reading Development

Random readings on society, politics and change – Jorge Carrillo

Where Next for Social Protection?

The rapid ascendancy of social protection up the development policy agenda in the past ten to 15 years raises questions about whether its current prominence will be sustained, or whether … Continue reading

Thursday, 26 March 2015 · Leave a comment

Resilience scan 2014

This ‘resilience scan’ summarises the developments during 2014 in thinking and practice in the field of resilience, framed by a set of summaries focused on: 1. Insights from renowned resilience … Continue reading

Wednesday, 25 March 2015 · Leave a comment

Inequality and the Crisis of Capitalism and Democracy – Jon Kofkas

The great challenge of our time is not a clash of civilizations…[nor] the revival of the Cold War in the form of a renewed US-Russia confrontation or in the forms … Continue reading

Friday, 20 March 2015 · Leave a comment

The inequality we want: How much is too much?

A key aspect defining the contemporary income distribution is the (increasing) share the top holds compared to the rest. This paper shows that income concentration increases towards the very top … Continue reading

Thursday, 19 March 2015 · Leave a comment

Building New Cities

Across the planet, hundreds of billions of dollars are being invested in new cities, in countries including China, India, Malaysia, Saudi Arabia, Ecuador, the Philippines, Palestine, Morocco, Afghanistan, Germany and … Continue reading

Tuesday, 3 March 2015 · Leave a comment

The Metropolitan Century

The report provides an outline of recent and likely future urbanisation trends and discusses the consequences. The world is in the middle of an urbanisation process that will cause urbanisation … Continue reading

Tuesday, 3 March 2015 · Leave a comment

The Future of Cities, Information, and Inclusion

Over the next decade, cities will continue to grow larger and more rapidly. At the same time, new technologies will unlock massive streams of data about cities and their residents. … Continue reading

Thursday, 26 February 2015 · Leave a comment

6 inconvenient truths about Smart Cities

Originally posted on The Urban Technologist:
(When cities forget about people: La Defense, Paris, photographed by Phil Beard) (I recently took the difficult decision to resign from IBM after nearly…

Monday, 16 February 2015 · Leave a comment

Socioeconomic Welfare among Gender and Sexuality Non-normative People in India

This case study explores the socioeconomic experiences of gender and sexuality minority peoples in India, especially in respect of ways in which sexual and gender ‘difference’ may be correlated to … Continue reading

Thursday, 5 February 2015 · Leave a comment

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