Reading Development

Random readings on society, politics and change – Jorge Carrillo

Do we need a new economics for sustainable development?

Neoclassical theory at the micro and macro levels has influenced thinking patterns in a period when development has become unsustainable in many ways. Climate change is one example, loss of … Continue reading

Wednesday, 28 June 2017 · Leave a comment

Environmental Injustice across Transnational Borders

Alexa Dietrich co-launches the “Just Environments” series by reflecting on the environmental challenges faced by transnational communities—in this case, families that live on opposite sides of the US-Mexico border, whose … Continue reading

Sunday, 4 June 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

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

Urban resilience efforts must consider social and political forces

The social  and political norms, values, rules, and relationships that undergird and structure the myriad decisions made by public and private actors—what we call “socio-political infrastructure”—are likely to be as … Continue reading

Friday, 27 January 2017 · Leave a comment

Deadline 2020: How cities will get the job done

The report provides an analysis of the contribution that the 84 global C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group (C40) cities need to make to convert the agreement from aspiration into reality. … Continue reading

Friday, 2 December 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

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

Rethinking sustainable cities: Accessible, green and fair

Sustainable urbanisation has moved to the forefront of global debate, research and policy agendas over recent years. Rapid urbanisation throughout China, India and many other low and middle income countries … Continue reading

Friday, 2 September 2016 · Leave a comment
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