Reading Development

Random readings on society, politics and change – Jorge Carrillo

Enhancing Productivity in the Urban Informal Economy

The report argues for a radical and new policy paradigm, to promote inclusion of informal workers in urban dialogues, and mainstream the informal economy in urban policies and strategies. Over … Continue reading

Thursday, 26 January 2017 · Leave a comment

The Rise of the Urban Creative Class in Southeast Asia

This report examines the intersection of urbanization and the rise of the new creative or middle class in Southeast Asia. In particular, it assesses the connection between the rise of … Continue reading

Thursday, 19 January 2017 · Leave a comment

Transport Infrastructure, City Productivity Growth and Sectoral Reallocation: Evidence from China

This paper examines the effects of economic integration resulting from highway construction on aggregate productivity and the spatial distribution of industries. To do so, it constructs a unique dataset of … Continue reading

Thursday, 19 January 2017 · Leave a comment

Costs and Benefits of Urbanization: The Indian Case

Urbanization has both benefits and costs. In a market economy, the trade-off between benefits and costs determines the level, speed, and pace of urbanization. This paper summarizes research findings on … Continue reading

Monday, 16 January 2017 · Leave a comment

Contemporary Concepts of a City in the Context of Sustainable Development

The article’s purpose is to present, in the first place, mutual dependences between theoretical and practical speculations concerning urban space, shaped on the base of the sustainable development principle, difficult … Continue reading

Tuesday, 10 January 2017 · Leave a comment

Urban sustainability in an age of enduring inequalities

The environmental fragility of cities under advanced urbanization has motivated extensive efforts to promote the sustainability of urban ecosystems and physical infrastructures. Less attention has been devoted to neighborhood inequalities … Continue reading

Saturday, 7 January 2017 · Leave a comment

Metropolitan trends in the world

This paper looks at prospects for moving toward governance structures that better coordinate planning and service delivery across the many jurisdictions that typically make up metropolitan areas. The implication is … Continue reading

Friday, 6 January 2017 · Leave a comment

The Urban Geographical Imagination in the Age of Big Data

This paper explores the variety of ways that emerging sources of (big) data are being used to reconceptualize the city, and how these understandings of what the urban is shapes … Continue reading

Friday, 23 December 2016 · Leave a comment

The Global City: Enabling Economic Intermediation and Bearing its Costs

Contesting the widespread notion in the 1980s that place no longer mattered to highly digitized economic sectors turned out to be the first step towards conceptualizing the Global City function. … Continue reading

Thursday, 15 December 2016 · Leave a comment
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