Reading Development

Random readings on society, politics and change – Jorge Carrillo

Transcending (in)formal urbanism

We outline the important place that informal urbanism has acquired in urban theorising, and an agenda to further this standing towards an even more explicit role in defining how we … Continue reading

Monday, 13 May 2019 · Leave a comment

Gender mainstreaming in urban planning

While gender mainstreaming has become a key principle for fostering equality across all fields of policy, actual implementation in the field of urban planning is still underdeveloped. We posit that … Continue reading

Saturday, 11 May 2019 · Leave a comment

The economic effects of urban density

This paper synthesises the state of knowledge on the economic effects of density. We consider 347 estimates of density elasticities of a broad range of outcomes ranging from wages, innovation, … Continue reading

Friday, 3 May 2019 · Leave a comment

Rural water for thirsty cities

The analysis illustrates how supply and demand interact to drive water reallocation projects, which can take many forms, although collective negotiation and administrative decisions are most prevalent. Yet it also … Continue reading

Wednesday, 17 April 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

Tuesday, 16 April 2019 · Leave a comment

Of (not) being neighbors: cities, citizens and climate change in an age of migrations

Borders are back with a vengeance. From the Americas to the Mediterranean, borders cut through the increasingly integrated world in a way that exposes the inside-outside logic of contemporary capitalism. … Continue reading

Friday, 12 April 2019 · Leave a comment

Follow the Money: Equitably financing child survival

Four years on from the launch of the Sustainable Development Goals, child mortality rates continue to fall, yet big inequalities in child survival persist. Deprived and marginalised children are far … Continue reading

Thursday, 11 April 2019 · Leave a comment

Comparative Evaluation of Community-Managed Savings-Led Approaches in the Mekong

Countries and communities in the Mekong region access their financial services using many diverse, different forms of community managed financial institutions. In 2016, CARE Australia partnered with Coady International Institute … Continue reading

Wednesday, 10 April 2019 · Leave a comment

A Journey from Petare to Dharavi — {FAVEL issues}

A year ago, as part of a design studio course in the Universidad Simón Bolívar I had the opportunity to analyze one of the most intriguing places of Caracas: “La … Continue reading

Tuesday, 9 April 2019 · Leave a comment