Reading Development

Random readings on society, politics and change – Jorge Carrillo

Responsive City vs Smart City

Asia is the most populated continent in the world that are home for more than half of the world’s population. The huge urban population gaining benefit from the globalization of … Continue reading

Sunday, 24 March 2019 · Leave a comment

Knowing urban informalities

[Behind paywall] This article reviews three dominant ways of knowing urban informality, noting that, despite the profoundly rich insights they each provide, two critiques of the overall concept endure. These … Continue reading

Thursday, 21 March 2019 · Leave a comment

Deep Adaptation: A Map for Navigating Climate Tragedy

The purpose of this conceptual paper is to provide readers with an opportunity to reassess their work and life in the face of an inevitable nearterm social collapse due to … Continue reading

Monday, 18 March 2019 · Leave a comment

What does it mean to be poor?

Motivated by the siloed nature of much poverty research, as well as the challenge of finding inclusive operational definitions of poverty, this study reflects on the merits of seeking to … Continue reading

Monday, 11 March 2019 · Leave a comment

Women’s Political Participation in Pakistan’s Big Cities

Contrary to conventional wisdom, there is a much higher gender gap in each province’s largest metropolitan city compared to its remaining constituencies. This gap relates to men’s views about women’s … Continue reading

Saturday, 9 March 2019 · Leave a comment

Vulnerability of informal settlements in the context of rapid urbanization and climate change

Rapid urbanization and climate change together increase the vulnerability of poor urban communities to natural hazards, undermining urban resilience. It is therefore critical to identify and deepen our understanding of … Continue reading

Sunday, 3 March 2019 · Leave a comment

Leveraging urban policy for food sovereignty and human rights

This paper considers how urban policy processes might be leveraged to contribute to the realisation of food sovereignty, “understood as the right of peoples to define their own food and … Continue reading

Friday, 1 March 2019 · Leave a comment

City-regions reconsidered

Allen J. Scott – I seek to provide an overview of the historical and geographical emergence of city-regions and to reflect on some of the debates that have arisen in … Continue reading

Monday, 25 February 2019 · Leave a comment

Reproduction of Inequalities in the Implementation of Social Policies

The main goal is to identify and take inventory of the different mechanisms through which the day-to-day operations of government and the encounters between service workers and users may engender … Continue reading

Saturday, 16 February 2019 · Leave a comment