Reading Development

Random readings on society, politics and change – Jorge Carrillo

Agents of Change and their critical role in societal development: The Case of Maré.

Originally posted on {FAVEL issues}:
[Guest Post by Marcela Pizano Castillo] Credits: Image for the top of the post. Image by Marcela Pizano Castillo Last year I decided to take part…

Wednesday, 12 November 2014 · Leave a comment

How to build future cities as if people mattered

Originally posted on The Urban Technologist:
(An infographic depicting realtime data describing Dublin – the waiting time at road junctions; the location of buses; the number of free parking spaces…

Tuesday, 11 November 2014 · Leave a comment

Just Cities for Children: Voices from Urban Slums

Just Cities for Children: Voices from Urban Slums highlights World Vision’s experience in supporting children to express their ideas for a better city to key decision makers on a global … Continue reading

Tuesday, 11 November 2014 · Leave a comment

Challenging Patriarchy: Unsettling Men and Masculinities

Challenging Patriarchy presents contributions to the evolution of thinking on men and masculinities in Gender and Development, drawing on three IDS Bulletins published over a period of more than a … Continue reading

Friday, 7 November 2014 · Leave a comment

Data Revolution Report: A World that Counts

The report highlights two big global challenges for the current state of data: (1) The challenge of invisibility (gaps in what we know from data, and when we find out); … Continue reading

Friday, 7 November 2014 · 1 Comment

Even it Up: Time to end extreme inequality

This report [from Oxfam] delves into the causes of the inequality crisis and looks at the concrete solutions that can overcome it. Drawing on case studies from around the world … Continue reading

Thursday, 30 October 2014 · Leave a comment

The Politics of Disimagination and the Pathologies of Power

Henry A. Giroux – We live in a time of deep foreboding, one that haunts any discourse about justice, democracy and the future. Not only have the points of reference … Continue reading

Sunday, 26 October 2014 · Leave a comment

Accountability, Transparency, Participation, and Inclusion: A New Development Consensus?

Four key principles—accountability, transparency, participation, and inclusion—have in recent years become nearly universal features of the policy statements and programs of international development organizations. Yet this apparently widespread new consensus … Continue reading

Friday, 24 October 2014 · Leave a comment

The city collaborative – how can a city think better?

Geoff Mulgan – Lots of activity is underway on smart cities and data, but surprisingly little on the more fundamental question of how a city can think better about its … Continue reading

Tuesday, 21 October 2014 · Leave a comment
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