Reading Development

Random readings on society, politics and change – Jorge Carrillo

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

Nature-based solutions for building resilience in towns and cities

Case studies from the Greater Mekong Subregion – This publication emphasizes the need to recognize rehabilitating natural systems with nature based solutions as key for building sustainability and resilience in … Continue reading

Monday, 12 December 2016 · Leave a comment

Global Urban Justice: The Rise of Human Rights Cities

Introduction – Cities increasingly base their local policies on human rights. Human rights cities promise to forge new alliances between urban actors and international organizations, to enable the ‘translation’ of … Continue reading

Monday, 12 December 2016 · Leave a comment

Innovating urban energy

The paper by Arup analyses the impact of key urban drivers on different energy scenarios and recommends key innovations. [It] assesses the concept of urban energy and how innovation paired with … Continue reading

Wednesday, 7 December 2016 · Leave a comment

Environment Politics in Urban India: Citizenship, Knowledges and Urban Political Ecologies

This special issue of SAMAJ, composed of six empirical papers and an introduction seeks to throw light on environmental politics in contemporary urban India. Adopting a deliberately broad understanding of … Continue reading

Thursday, 24 November 2016 · Leave a comment
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