Reading Development

Random readings on society, politics and change – Jorge Carrillo

Urban Planning and Violence: Cause or Catalyst for Change?

This paper argues that exclusion and violence are imprinted on the social and spatial fabric of cities and neighbourhoods, and that social and political divides are often manifest in the … Continue reading

Sunday, 26 February 2017 · Leave a comment

A City Is Not a Computer

Shannon Mattern – We should reject data-driven models that delegate critical, often ethical decisions to the machine. Urban intelligence is more than information processing. Urban intelligence involves experience, observation, sensory … Continue reading

Sunday, 19 February 2017 · Leave a comment

Value in the Commons Economy: Developments in Open and Contributory Value Accounting

Society is shifting from a production modus based on value created in a market system (through labor and capital) to one which recognizes broader value streams. These streams are experienced … Continue reading

Thursday, 16 February 2017 · Leave a comment

Urban Lessons from Hong Kong and Tokyo

Originally posted on From Rurban to Urban:
One of the best things is flaneuring across cities around the world. They’re all different, yet remarkably similar. It’s the perfect opportunity for…

Thursday, 9 February 2017 · Leave a comment

FIFTY-YEARS ON: The Right to the City

2017 marks the Golden Jubilee of Henri Lefebvre’s Right to the City, his “cry and demand” for a more participatory and democratic city life. It’s a cause both to celebrate … Continue reading

Thursday, 26 January 2017 · Leave a comment

Transport Infrastructure, City Productivity Growth and Sectoral Reallocation: Evidence from China

This paper examines the effects of economic integration resulting from highway construction on aggregate productivity and the spatial distribution of industries. To do so, it constructs a unique dataset of … Continue reading

Thursday, 19 January 2017 · Leave a comment

Trends in Smart City Development

“Trends in Smart City Development” is a new report from the National League of Cities featuring case studies about how five cities – Philadelphia, San Francisco, Chicago, Charlotte, N.C., and … Continue reading

Tuesday, 17 January 2017 · Leave a comment

Measuring Poverty and Wellbeing in Developing Countries

Detailed analyses of poverty and wellbeing in developing countries, based on household surveys, have been ongoing for more than three decades. The large majority of developing countries now regularly conduct … Continue reading

Thursday, 5 January 2017 · Leave a comment

What does it mean for a city to be resilient?

Sara Meerow & Joshua P. Newell University of Michigan, USA References to ‘urban resilience’ seem to be everywhere these days: The Rockefeller Foundation’s “100 Resilient Cities” program, the Un… Source: … Continue reading

Wednesday, 21 December 2016 · Leave a comment
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