Reading Development

Random readings on society, politics and change – Jorge Carrillo

Developing risk or resilience? Effects of slum upgrading on the social contract and social cohesion

In Kibera, an informal settlement in Nairobi, Kenya, major development efforts are underway – namely, the Kenya Slum Upgrading Programme (Kibera Pilot), the Nairobi Railway Relocation Action Plan, and the … Continue reading

Thursday, 27 April 2017 · Leave a comment

Don’t call me resilient again!

The Habitat III Conference’s New Urban Agenda hails a “paradigm shift” for pursuing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). However, the new call for “safe, resilient, sustainable and inclusive cities” remains … Continue reading

Saturday, 22 April 2017 · Leave a comment

Smart-Eco Cities in China: Trends and Profiles 2016

The ‘smart-eco city’ concept captures the recent trend for future-oriented urban development schemes that display both ‘green’ and ‘smart’ ambitions. More precisely, the smart-eco city is defined as “an experimental … Continue reading

Thursday, 20 April 2017 · Leave a comment

Examining “Digital Development”: The Shape of Things to Come?

Diffusion and use of ICTs is such that we can start to talk about a “digital nervous system” for development.  And ICTs are becoming more deeply integrated into all aspects … Continue reading

Saturday, 15 April 2017 · Leave a comment

Urbanization, Work and Community: The Logic of City Life in the Contemporary World

Allen J. Scott – The paper offers an overall theoretical synthesis of the interrelationships between cognitive-cultural capitalism and processes of urbanization. It presents an argument to the effect that the specificity … Continue reading

Monday, 10 April 2017 · Leave a comment

Innovations in Care: New Concepts, New Actors, New Policies

The Sustainable Development Goal 5 on gender equality marks an unprecedented advance in the care agenda in terms of the visibility of care as a central dimension of sustainable development. … Continue reading

Friday, 7 April 2017 · Leave a comment

Perceptions of ‘good work’ in the urban informal sector

[Behind paywall] There is growing interest in the ability of the informal sector to provide gainful work in much of the developing world. However, the literature on work in the … Continue reading

Monday, 3 April 2017 · Leave a comment

Determinants of Intra-ASEAN Migration

International labor mobility in Southeast Asia has risen drastically in recent decades and is expected to continue increasing with the establishment of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Economic … Continue reading

Thursday, 30 March 2017 · Leave a comment

Getting international climate finance to the local level

With the rapid ratification of the Paris Agreement, international climate funds will be important in scaling-up developing countries climate action. Evidence shows climate finance reaching the local level – as … Continue reading

Saturday, 25 March 2017 · Leave a comment
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