Reading Development

Random readings on society, politics and change – Jorge Carrillo

Informal Work and Sustainable Cities: From Formalization to Reparation

Informal workers produce economic, social, and environmental value for cities. Too often, policy elites, including those promoting sustainable cities, overlook this value, proposing formalization and relying on deficit-based framings of … Continue reading

Sunday, 28 March 2021 · Leave a comment

An urban political ecology of Bangkok’s awful traffic congestion

By attending to power relations, the production of urban space, and cultural practices, Urban political ecology can help explain why traffic congestions arises and persists but also creates inequalities in … Continue reading

Monday, 22 March 2021 · Leave a comment

Redefining the Asian Space: A Comparative view of evolving street culture and pedestrian space development in Bandung, Bangkok, and Manila.

Asian streets convey a sensorial experience distinct from the Western model. Traditional knowledge resulting from the environment and sociocultural histories is imprinted on how people use the streets and how … Continue reading

Monday, 1 March 2021 · Leave a comment

Uncertainty and the Governance of Street Vending: A Critical Comparison Across the North/South Divide

Through a critical comparison of the spatial management of street vending in Ciudad del Este, Paraguay and New York City, USA, we show how uncertainty enables the management of vending … Continue reading

Monday, 15 February 2021 · Leave a comment

Formal Institutions and the Production of Informal Urban Spaces

Special issue of the Geography Research Forum – In order to advance knowledge on a rarely studied field in geography of informality like power on the formal/informal continuum, it is … Continue reading

Saturday, 13 February 2021 · Leave a comment

Livelihood Space and Maneuvering Citizenship in Jakarta

Urban informal trade sector is constantly being expelled, evicted, or relocated from public space as they are conceived for creating disorder. This dissertation investigates the complexity of informal economic practices … Continue reading

Tuesday, 9 February 2021 · Leave a comment

Urban Planning Against Poverty

[Open access book] Urban planning was implemented in Europe and Northern America during the nineteenth century with the objective of bringing order and coherence to  cities  that  were  experiencing  a  … Continue reading

Thursday, 21 January 2021 · Leave a comment

Towards an urban degrowth

The planning processes that drive urban development have yet to be questioned from a degrowth perspective. To clear a path for a degrowth urban agenda, this paper rethinks the institutions … Continue reading

Monday, 18 January 2021 · Leave a comment

De-Democratisation and the Rights of Street Vendors

For a large segment of the urban poor in Kampala, Uganda, street vending has long served as a key livelihood strategy in the absence of formal employment opportunities and a … Continue reading

Saturday, 9 January 2021 · Leave a comment