Reading Development

Random readings on society, politics and change – Jorge Carrillo

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

The Disabling City

This collection of short essays explores the connections between urban studies and critical disability studies. Despite an increasing interest in the role of embodiment, affect and sensorial urbanism, urban studies … Continue reading

Tuesday, 5 January 2021 · Leave a comment

Towards an urban political economy of ‘education cities’

Prevalent notions of ‘education cities’ and ‘education hubs’ are vaguely defined, operate at blurry scales and tend to reproduce promotional language. The article contributes to theorising the geographies and spaces … Continue reading

Monday, 28 December 2020 · Leave a comment

The clash between “risk management” and informal urbanisation

This article examines how the idea of “risk” has become one of the most significant frameworks to determine which land is appropriate; which land is unsuitable and which land is … Continue reading

Saturday, 21 November 2020 · Leave a comment

How illegality shapes urban planning, policy and development

Most research on urban planning, policy and development only considers legal practices and actors, and treats illegal ones as insignificant anomalies, unable to structurally affect the governance of urban space. … Continue reading

Tuesday, 3 November 2020 · Leave a comment

State-led gentrification in Shenzhen: The intertwined histories of Baishizhou Urban Village and the OCT Loft — Urban Asia

“Shenzhen’s growth over the last 40 years has been unprecedented. Only few other places have seen the built environment and societal structures changing as rapidly and extremely as in Shenzhen. … Continue reading

Wednesday, 28 October 2020 · Leave a comment

Nexus between Urban Food System and Other Urban Systems

The food system of cities has an impact on the health and wellbeing of residents. This study is a review of data and integration of findings from two projects done … Continue reading

Friday, 23 October 2020 · Leave a comment

Seeing COVID-19 through an urban lens

COVID-19 has changed the face of cities and recast urban life globally. In turn, cities have become the major theatres of the crisis for a once-in-a-century test to global resilience. … Continue reading

Tuesday, 29 September 2020 · Leave a comment