Reading Development

Random readings on society, politics and change – Jorge Carrillo

You can’t silence the data when it’s so deafening: The poor have borne the cost of tax and welfare reforms.

Originally posted on RIGHTS in context DERECHOS en contexto:
This article was published in Left Foot Forward. The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) has published today the distributional results…

Monday, 20 November 2017 · Leave a comment

The Architecture of ‘Passive Revolution’: Society, State and Space in Modern Mexico

This article analyses the political economy of Henri Lefebvre’s concept of ‘state space’ with specific attention directed towards the Monument to the Revolution in Mexico City, completed in 1938. The … Continue reading

Thursday, 16 November 2017 · Leave a comment

The Ethical City: A Rationale for an Urgent New Urban Agenda

The ethical city, in contrast to many other adjectives used to describe our cities, implies an approach to urban development that is about doing the right thing for and by … Continue reading

Saturday, 11 November 2017 · Leave a comment

The informal city and rights in South East Asian Cities

David Sweeting – Using intersecting ideas between informality developed by Ananya Roy; the state of exception by Giorgio Agamben; theories on rights to the city by David Harvey and Henri … Continue reading

Friday, 3 November 2017 · Leave a comment

Emissaries of Empowerment

Cronin-Furman et al – In the following pages, we trace the process by which the term “empowerment”, which was initially introduced into development discourse by feminists in the Global South … Continue reading

Saturday, 28 October 2017 · Leave a comment

Public-Private Partnerships for the Knowledge Economy: The Case of Innovation Centers

In the late 2000s, new spaces — such as co-working, maker spaces, and co-living spaces — have been emerging in the knowledge-based post-industrial cities. The paper investigates the emergence of … Continue reading

Friday, 27 October 2017 · Leave a comment

We Should Be Talking About the Effect of Climate Change on Cities

Originally posted on Longreads:
Ashley Dawson | Extreme Cities: The Peril and Promise of Urban Life in the Age of Climate Change | Verso | October 2017 | 17 minutes (4,461 words)  This story is recommended by Longreads contributing…

Saturday, 21 October 2017 · Leave a comment

Who owns the city?

Much is at stake in the political competition over who will shape the destinies of Asia’s metropolitan areas: private investors and their pro-free-market backers, conservative and radical religious groups, or … Continue reading

Friday, 13 October 2017 · Leave a comment

The Eternal Return of Benign Colonialism

Originally posted on The Disorder Of Things:
One of a pair of posts we will be featuring at The Disorder?this weekend on the Third World Quarterly affair. This first contribution…

Sunday, 8 October 2017 · Leave a comment
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