Reading Development

Random readings on society, politics and change – Jorge Carrillo

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

Urban Management of Informal Commercial Public Spaces

Urban Management is the act of taking sustainable action to reach a certain goal. The core objectives of urban management are seen as understanding dynamic urban processes and developing effective … Continue reading

Tuesday, 22 September 2020 · Leave a comment

Political Geographies of Right Wing Populism

International Journal of Urban and Regional Research – Spotlight on Until recently, populist authoritarian movements have tended to conform to a familiar geographic split, in which their strongest supporters were … Continue reading

Wednesday, 26 August 2020 · Leave a comment

Urbanisation, informality, and corruption

How should anti-corruption policies be designed when the ways people live and make a living in rapidly growing cities are often marked by high levels of informality? What do we … Continue reading

Friday, 7 August 2020 · Leave a comment

Urbanization in the Developing World: Too Early or Too Slow?

We describe patterns of urbanization in the developing world and the extent to which they differ from the developed world. We consider the extent to which urbanization in the developing … Continue reading

Wednesday, 5 August 2020 · Leave a comment