Reading Development

Random readings on society, politics and change – Jorge Carrillo

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

East Asia’s Changing Urban Landscape

Urbanization is transforming the developing world. However, understanding the pace, scale, and form of urbanization has been limited by a lack of consistent data. East Asia’s Changing Urban Landscape aims … Continue reading

Wednesday, 28 January 2015 · Leave a comment

Close the gap! The cost of inequality in women’s work

Sex discrimination at work costs women in poor countries $9 trillion each year – more than the combined GDPs of Britain, France and Germany. This huge inequality exists because women … Continue reading

Saturday, 24 January 2015 · Leave a comment

Social security facing increased mobility of the global workforce

Worldwide, there are over a billion internal and international migrants. One driving factor for migration is often the search for better conditions of work and employment, which for many is … Continue reading

Tuesday, 20 January 2015 · Leave a comment

Media Development with Chinese Characteristics

Iginio Gagliardone – China’s concessionary loans and support to development projects have tended to shift balances of power by favouring certain actors over others and have challenged existing development paradigms, … Continue reading

Saturday, 17 January 2015 · Leave a comment

Local democracy as a substitute for data (and rather a good substitute too)

David Satterthwaite – Demand for data generally comes from those who control funds and other resources. National governments and international agencies. Not those who need funds (or schools or potable … Continue reading

Friday, 16 January 2015 · Leave a comment

An Economics of Wellbeing: What Would Economics Look Like if it were Focused on Human Wellbeing?

This paper makes a number of fundamental proposals to reconsider economics by putting human wellbeing at the centre. This conception of wellbeing takes into account the material, relational, and cognitive/subjective … Continue reading

Monday, 12 January 2015 · Leave a comment

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