Reading Development

Random readings on society, politics and change – Jorge Carrillo

The Conceptual Basis for the Assessment of Urban Mobility Sustainability

In this paper we highlight the evolution of both the conceptual basis and the methodological approaches for the sustainability assessment of transport and urban mobility. Through the review of key … Continue reading

Tuesday, 14 March 2017 · Leave a comment

Open Data Privacy Playbook

Cities today collect and store a wide range of data that may contain sensitive or identifiable information about residents. As cities embrace open data initiatives, more of this information is … Continue reading

Monday, 13 March 2017 · Leave a comment

Economic Foundations for Sustainable Urbanization

Sustainable urbanization requires integrated planning, as it allows cities to come up with a common vision for their development. Lack of integrated action often leads to sub-optimal results and undermines … Continue reading

Thursday, 9 March 2017 · Leave a comment

Our Digital Rights to the City

‘Our Digital Rights to the City’ is a small collection of articles about digital technology, data and the city. It covers a range of topics relating to the political and … Continue reading

Tuesday, 7 March 2017 · Leave a comment

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

What is the role of community-led urban development?

By 2050, two-thirds of people worldwide will live in urban areas. Many city dwellers in the global South live in informal settlements, without access to basic services. The global Sustainable … Continue reading

Thursday, 16 February 2017 · Leave a comment

Governing Safer Cities: Strategies for a Globalised World

The security challenges of individual cities are increasingly a result of the intersection between local vulnerabilities and illicit flows from across national borders. States as a whole are affected by … Continue reading

Tuesday, 14 February 2017 · Leave a comment

A City Built on Information Technology and Wisdom

Smart cities carry a vision of an urban space that is meticulously planned, technologically integrated, ecologically friendly, and to attract more investments in technology and physical infrastructure. It is technology … Continue reading

Thursday, 2 February 2017 · Leave a comment

Urban resilience efforts must consider social and political forces

The social  and political norms, values, rules, and relationships that undergird and structure the myriad decisions made by public and private actors—what we call “socio-political infrastructure”—are likely to be as … Continue reading

Friday, 27 January 2017 · Leave a comment
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