Reading Development

Random readings on society, politics and change – Jorge Carrillo

Fragile Cities in the Developed World: A Conceptual Framework

Cities, like any complex adaptive systems, may become increasingly fragile if not properly managed. To date, the literature has focused primarily on the examination of cities within fragile countries. This … Continue reading

Thursday, 17 January 2019 · Leave a comment

Cities and Self-organization

In the contemporary city, we are today more and more witnessing different practices and processes of “re-appropriation of space”: regeneration of empty buildings, spaces of cultural production, urban gardens, green … Continue reading

Sunday, 13 January 2019 · Leave a comment

Summary for Urban Policymakers of the IPCC Special Report on Global Warming

The Summary for Urban Policymakers offers an indispensable tool for city officials and decision makers. As global population and economic centers, cities are key to delivering a 1.5°C future. How the … Continue reading

Tuesday, 8 January 2019 · Leave a comment

City-to-City Cooperation and the Promise of a Democratic “Right to the City”

This paper draws on the example of partnerships between Brazilian and Mozambican cities to critique attempts to democratise urban governance and development through city-to-city cooperation. As an expression of the … Continue reading

Monday, 17 December 2018 · Leave a comment

Advantage or paradox: The challenge for children and young people of growing up urban

The report, Advantage or Paradox: The Challenge for children and young people growing up urban reveals that not all children in cities benefit from the so-called ‘urban advantage’ – the … Continue reading

Sunday, 2 December 2018 · Leave a comment

Cities and the political imagination

How can we recognize the political in the city? How might urban scholars engage with forms of urban politics outside of established sites of research such as those associated with … Continue reading

Sunday, 18 November 2018 · Leave a comment

In Search of a Decolonial Urban Transformation

“We ask whether the WBGU report Humanity on the Move, as a major catalyst for urban sustainability science and agency, reproduces ways of thinking that could ultimately contradict the idea of … Continue reading

Wednesday, 7 November 2018 · Leave a comment

Cities Alive: Water for People

Cities Alive: Water for People presents an economic pathway of addressing the challenges of population growth and climate change in our cities.  To move towards a more sustainable future, it is … Continue reading

Thursday, 27 September 2018 · Leave a comment

Mapping Society (UCL free book)

From a rare map of yellow fever in eighteenth-century New York, to Charles Booth’s famous maps of poverty in nineteenth-century London, an Italian racial zoning map of early twentieth century … Continue reading

Monday, 24 September 2018 · Leave a comment