Reading Development

Random readings on society, politics and change – Jorge Carrillo

Linking Social Rights to Active Citizenship

The rise of social protection into the limelight of social policy has opened up space for understanding how it can act as a key interface between states and citizens. This … Continue reading

Thursday, 18 January 2018 · Leave a comment

From Life-Filled Imagery to Dead Plazas – Why Cities Need a Place-Driven Future

Originally posted on From Rurban to Urban:
Does anyone else pay attention to this: many times the renderings of new urban development projects include a plaza or similar open space,…

Thursday, 18 January 2018 · Leave a comment

Gendered strategies of Hanoi’s street food vendors

Drawing upon examples of street vendors in Hanoi, this study explores gendered strategies to adapt to rapid urbanization, and how street vendors’ responses, in turn, shape the current informal food … Continue reading

Friday, 22 December 2017 · Leave a comment

The techno-centric gaze

Much of the existing research on citizen participation technologies takes the technology as its starting point, focusing primarily the identification and analysis of technical barriers to adoption and assessing opportunities … Continue reading

Friday, 22 December 2017 · Leave a comment

The Production of Space by the Street Vending System

Street vending draws its substance from the space, the street, and the economic exchange lies on the simultaneous presence of two actors: the customer and the vendor. Thus, it seems … Continue reading

Sunday, 17 December 2017 · Leave a comment

Hegel’s Hipsters: Claiming Ownership in the Contemporary City

Property is both revered and reviled. Praised for its connections to autonomy, agency, power and community, property attracts scorching critiques for its implication in exclusion, inequality and injustice. This article … Continue reading

Thursday, 7 December 2017 · Leave a comment

The future of Humanitarian Crises is Urban

Humanitarian crises, manifest through displacement and disasters, are increasingly striking urban settings. And with more than 50 per cent of the world’s population now living in urban areas, there are many … Continue reading

Thursday, 23 November 2017 · Leave a comment

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
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