Reading Development

Random readings on society, politics and change – Jorge Carrillo

Evolution of Slum Redevelopment Policy (PHASE 1)

Originally posted on {FAVEL issues}:
Slums have always been part of the urban landscape since the Industrial Era and over the years, policies such as public housing, slum upgrading, tenure…

Tuesday, 27 February 2018 · Leave a comment

Urban Pooling

There are three main paradigms which suggest the perspective from which the city should be studied and depict how the city would be conceptualized in the future. Some think that … Continue reading

Friday, 23 February 2018 · Leave a comment

Changing Societies through Urban Commons Transitions

This report examines the re-emergence of the urban commons as both a bottom-up emergence by citizens/commoners and a radical municipal administrative configuration. Starting with an exploration of the relationship between … Continue reading

Monday, 12 February 2018 · Leave a comment

The Intersection of Planning, Urban Agriculture, and Food Justice

We draw on a multidisciplinary body of research to consider how planning for urban agriculture can foster food justice by benefitting socioeconomically disadvantaged residents. The potential social benefits of urban … Continue reading

Friday, 9 February 2018 · Leave a comment

A good life for all within planetary boundaries

Humanity faces the challenge of how to achieve a high quality of life for over 7 billion people without destabilizing critical planetary processes. Using indicators designed to measure a ‘safe … Continue reading

Thursday, 8 February 2018 · Leave a comment

Reflecting on the human right to social security

The United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights of 1948 asserts that social security is an inalienable human right. Realizing this human right is often considered, simply, as a matter … Continue reading

Wednesday, 7 February 2018 · Leave a comment

CCTs Improve Employment and Earnings in the Very Long-Term

We assess long-term impacts of the Mexican conditional cash transfer (CCT) program on youth employment and earnings. We rely on the original random assignment into early and late treatment localities, … Continue reading

Tuesday, 30 January 2018 · Leave a comment

Migration is a Form of Development: The Need for Innovation to Regulate Migration for Mutual Benefit

By reviewing evidence from recent economic research, this paper argues that migration is both a driver and a consequence of economic development. In undergoing economic transformation and demographic transition, most … Continue reading

Sunday, 21 January 2018 · Leave a comment

Linking Social Rights to Active Citizenship

The rise of social protection into the limelight of social policy has opened up space for understanding how it can act as a key interface between states and citizens. This … Continue reading

Thursday, 18 January 2018 · Leave a comment
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