Reading Development

Random readings on society, politics and change – Jorge Carrillo

Tourism and Degrowth: Impossibility Theorem or Path to Post-Capitalism?

Originally posted on ENTITLE blog – a collaborative writing project on Political Ecology:
by Robert Fletcher, Asunción Blanco-Romero, Macià Blázquez-Salom and Ivan Murray “Touristification” of cities is increasingly met by discontent of local…

Friday, 9 March 2018 · Leave a comment

Assessing Austerity: Monitoring the human rights impacts of fiscal consolidation

In the decade since the 2008 global economic crisis, fiscal austerity has become the new normal. In the name of fiscal discipline, governments in more than two-thirds of countries throughout … Continue reading

Wednesday, 7 March 2018 · Leave a comment

Living on the Wrong Side of the Redline

Originally posted on The Disorder Of Things:
On Valentine’s day 2018, Admiral Harry Harris revealed that an evacuation plan for Non-essential personnel and military dependents was being developed for South…

Friday, 2 March 2018 · Leave a comment

Evolution of Slum Redevelopment Policy (PHASE 1)

Originally posted on {FAVEL issues}:
Slums have always been part of the urban landscape since the Industrial Era and over the years, policies such as public housing, slum upgrading, tenure…

Tuesday, 27 February 2018 · Leave a comment

From Life-Filled Imagery to Dead Plazas – Why Cities Need a Place-Driven Future

Originally posted on From Rurban to Urban:
Does anyone else pay attention to this: many times the renderings of new urban development projects include a plaza or similar open space,…

Thursday, 18 January 2018 · Leave a comment

You can’t silence the data when it’s so deafening: The poor have borne the cost of tax and welfare reforms.

Originally posted on RIGHTS in context DERECHOS en contexto:
This article was published in Left Foot Forward. The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) has published today the distributional results…

Monday, 20 November 2017 · Leave a comment

We Should Be Talking About the Effect of Climate Change on Cities

Originally posted on Longreads:
Ashley Dawson | Extreme Cities: The Peril and Promise of Urban Life in the Age of Climate Change | Verso | October 2017 | 17 minutes (4,461 words)  This story is recommended by Longreads contributing…

Saturday, 21 October 2017 · Leave a comment

The Eternal Return of Benign Colonialism

Originally posted on The Disorder Of Things:
One of a pair of posts we will be featuring at The Disorder?this weekend on the Third World Quarterly affair. This first contribution…

Sunday, 8 October 2017 · Leave a comment

Aiming at the Wrong Targets: The Domestic Consequences of International Efforts to Build Institutions

Buntaine et al – We explain why international development organizations have had so little success building and reforming public sector institutions in developing countries. They often fail despite their apparently … Continue reading

Tuesday, 19 September 2017 · Leave a comment