Reading Development

Random readings on society, politics and change – Jorge Carrillo

Women’s Political Participation in Pakistan’s Big Cities

Contrary to conventional wisdom, there is a much higher gender gap in each province’s largest metropolitan city compared to its remaining constituencies. This gap relates to men’s views about women’s … Continue reading

Saturday, 9 March 2019 · Leave a comment

Vulnerability of informal settlements in the context of rapid urbanization and climate change

Rapid urbanization and climate change together increase the vulnerability of poor urban communities to natural hazards, undermining urban resilience. It is therefore critical to identify and deepen our understanding of … Continue reading

Sunday, 3 March 2019 · Leave a comment

City-regions reconsidered

Allen J. Scott – I seek to provide an overview of the historical and geographical emergence of city-regions and to reflect on some of the debates that have arisen in … Continue reading

Monday, 25 February 2019 · Leave a comment

Refuge in the City

This paper highlights the changing nature of refugee displacement and the resultant challenges in addressing the needs of refugees in urban areas. It reflects on the failures of traditional models … Continue reading

Sunday, 20 January 2019 · Leave a comment

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