Reading Development

Random readings on society, politics and change – Jorge Carrillo

Refuge in the City

This paper highlights the changing nature of refugee displacement and the resultant challenges in addressing the needs of refugees in urban areas. It reflects on the failures of traditional models … Continue reading

Sunday, 20 January 2019 · Leave a comment

Fragile Cities in the Developed World: A Conceptual Framework

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 … Continue reading

Thursday, 17 January 2019 · Leave a comment

Cities and Self-organization

In the contemporary city, we are today more and more witnessing different practices and processes of “re-appropriation of space”: regeneration of empty buildings, spaces of cultural production, urban gardens, green … Continue reading

Sunday, 13 January 2019 · Leave a comment

Beyond the Nation State – Regional Social Policy for SDGs

Effective regional mechanisms are no longer confined to trade, finance and labour policy, but have increasingly been able to initiate regional social policies across a wide range of sectors. Building … Continue reading

Saturday, 12 January 2019 · Leave a comment

PODCAST: What You Need to Know About Slums Around the World

Source: PODCAST: What You Need to Know About Slums Around the World Diana Mitlin, is a professor of global urbanism at the Global Development Institute at the University of Manchester. … Continue reading

Friday, 11 January 2019 · Leave a comment

Who Are the World’s Poor? A New Profile of Global Multidimensional Poverty

Who are the world’s poor? This paper presents a new global profile of multidimensional poverty using three specifications of multidimensional poverty. The paper draws comparisons with the global monetary poverty … Continue reading

Thursday, 10 January 2019 · Leave a comment

Summary for Urban Policymakers of the IPCC Special Report on Global Warming

The Summary for Urban Policymakers offers an indispensable tool for city officials and decision makers. As global population and economic centers, cities are key to delivering a 1.5°C future. How the … Continue reading

Tuesday, 8 January 2019 · Leave a comment

Daily practices of informality amidst urban poverty

The contribution of this report is the empirical support to an argument that South Africa is struggling to address problems of poverty and inequality because many of the processes that … Continue reading

Monday, 7 January 2019 · Leave a comment

Social capital and household vulnerability

The empirical results indicate that both commune shocks and household shocks are associated with the higher likelihood of having state-run group memberships, except for the case of the political party. … Continue reading

Thursday, 3 January 2019 · Leave a comment