Reading Development

Random readings on society, politics and change – Jorge Carrillo

Cloud Communities: The Dawn of Global Citizenship?

New digital technologies are rapidly changing the global economy and have connected billions of people in deterritoralised social network. Will they also create new opportunities for global citizenship and alternatives … Continue reading

Thursday, 25 October 2018 · Leave a comment

Digital Lives: Meaningful Connections for the Next 3 Billion

This report is guided by two central truths. One: digital technologies are rapidly revolutionising many aspects of life as we know it. Two: not everyone benefits from access and effective … Continue reading

Saturday, 6 October 2018 · Leave a comment

Innovation, Intellectual Property, and Development

This paper aims to provide an intellectual basis to think about the relationship between development, intellectual property and innovation; where we currently are and what alternatives are available. For the … Continue reading

Thursday, 20 September 2018 · Leave a comment

Technology, migration and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

“In this briefing, we discuss the technology–migration nexus and show its significance to a range of SDGs and achieving the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. We demonstrate that migrants are … Continue reading

Tuesday, 18 September 2018 · Leave a comment

Can smart cities be equitable?

City planners have sometimes been accused of promoting digital conveniences that favor the rich and exclude the poor. But as cities around the world are already demonstrating, it is possible … Continue reading

Saturday, 23 June 2018 · Leave a comment

Data-Driven Regulation and Governance in Smart Cities

This paper discusses the concept of data-driven regulation and governance in the context of smart cities by describing how these urban centres harness these technologies to collect and process information … Continue reading

Tuesday, 6 March 2018 · Leave a comment

The techno-centric gaze

Much of the existing research on citizen participation technologies takes the technology as its starting point, focusing primarily the identification and analysis of technical barriers to adoption and assessing opportunities … Continue reading

Friday, 22 December 2017 · Leave a comment

Public-Private Partnerships for the Knowledge Economy: The Case of Innovation Centers

In the late 2000s, new spaces — such as co-working, maker spaces, and co-living spaces — have been emerging in the knowledge-based post-industrial cities. The paper investigates the emergence of … Continue reading

Friday, 27 October 2017 · Leave a comment

Dynamics of Social Enterprises—Shift from Social Innovation to Open Innovation

This article looks into dynamics of open social enterprises. We used several research methods—literature review, content analysis and case studies through intensive interviews via semi-structured questionnaire.  Main finding of this … Continue reading

Wednesday, 27 September 2017 · Leave a comment