Reading Development

Random readings on society, politics and change – Jorge Carrillo

The New Urban Agenda and its 47 inclusions

Inclusion can be a powerful term, particularly when applied to cities and urbanisation. It focuses attention on the means through which exclusion and inequality are produced and reproduced, and on … Continue reading

Sunday, 16 October 2016 · Leave a comment

Boost resilience of small and mid-sized cities

Smaller settlements are growing faster than megacities — and they need more protection from extreme events. In our view, the central focus of Habitat III should be on small and … Continue reading

Saturday, 15 October 2016 · Leave a comment

The Rise of Progressive Cities in Asia

Michael Douglass – With Asia expected to add more than a billion people to its urban population by mid-century, attention is turning toward cities as spheres of governance for meeting … Continue reading

Wednesday, 12 October 2016 · Leave a comment

Outsourcing development

Outsourcing development: Lifting the veil on the World Bank Group’s lending through financial intermediaries – The investigation tackled only a small portion of the IFC’s extensive financial-sector portfolio. Yet the results … Continue reading

Monday, 10 October 2016 · Leave a comment

Capturing Urban Change: Contrasts, Lapses, and Contradictions

Is it possible to capture and analyze urban change by observing the urban landscape? If so, how does that look? We argue that there are “material clues” that pinpoint theprocess … Continue reading

Sunday, 9 October 2016 · Leave a comment

Bangkok: On Transformation and Urbanism

This book presents reflections and projects elaborated by staff and students within the MSc BUDD during 2010-2015 and stemming from the partnership with Community Organisations Development Institute (CODI) in Thailand, … Continue reading

Friday, 7 October 2016 · Leave a comment

It takes a city: The case for collaborative climate action

In 2016, 533 cities disclosed their climate-related data through CDP’s cities program. The CDP annual global report, analyzes this data with a view to showing cities, regional governments, companies and investors … Continue reading

Thursday, 6 October 2016 · Leave a comment

Cities and refugees: The German experience

The reality is that refugees disproportionately settle in large cities, where they have better job prospects and existing social connections. Ultimately, it is those communities, rather than national governments, that … Continue reading

Thursday, 6 October 2016 · Leave a comment

Big Data and the City

This special issue of Built Environment responds to the latest digital revolution, setting out the state of the art of the new technologies around so-called Big Data, critically examining the … Continue reading

Thursday, 6 October 2016 · Leave a comment
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