“They Sold Us Illusions”: Informality, Redevelopment, and the Politics of Limpieza in the Dominican Republic
In the capital city of Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, climate change and environmental concerns are used to justify massive redevelopment projects in informal settlements located along the rivers Ozama and … Continue reading
Global demographic trends are at a turning point. As population growth rates continue to decline in every region of the world, and in the face of an unprecedented aging of … Continue reading
Informal workers produce economic, social, and environmental value for cities. Too often, policy elites, including those promoting sustainable cities, overlook this value, proposing formalization and relying on deficit-based framings of … Continue reading
By attending to power relations, the production of urban space, and cultural practices, Urban political ecology can help explain why traffic congestions arises and persists but also creates inequalities in … Continue reading
Redefining the Asian Space: A Comparative view of evolving street culture and pedestrian space development in Bandung, Bangkok, and Manila.
Asian streets convey a sensorial experience distinct from the Western model. Traditional knowledge resulting from the environment and sociocultural histories is imprinted on how people use the streets and how … Continue reading
Anton Korinek & Joseph E. Stiglitz – Progress in artificial intelligence and related forms of automation technologies threatens to reverse the gains that developing countries and emerging markets have experienced … Continue reading