Reading Development

Random readings on society, politics and change – Jorge Carrillo

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

Shifting neighborhoods: Gentrification and cultural displacement in American cities

Since 2000, gentrification and cultural displacement have grown in American cities, while many low-income neighborhoods and towns remain starved of investment. Gentrification is a process where areas with traditionally lower … Continue reading

Saturday, 6 April 2019 · Leave a comment

Public policies for food sovereignty

Food sovereignty is based on the right of peoples to define their own food system and to develop policies on how food is produced, distributed and consumed. It is above … Continue reading

Friday, 5 April 2019 · Leave a comment

Temporary appropriation of public space vs legislation governing street use in Mexico City

[Open access until 15th April] Historically there has been a rich discussion concerning the function of streets in cities, and their role in urban life. This paper outlines the relevance … Continue reading

Wednesday, 3 April 2019 · Leave a comment

Responsive City vs Smart City

Asia is the most populated continent in the world that are home for more than half of the world’s population. The huge urban population gaining benefit from the globalization of … Continue reading

Sunday, 24 March 2019 · Leave a comment

Knowing urban informalities

[Behind paywall] This article reviews three dominant ways of knowing urban informality, noting that, despite the profoundly rich insights they each provide, two critiques of the overall concept endure. These … Continue reading

Thursday, 21 March 2019 · Leave a comment

Deep Adaptation: A Map for Navigating Climate Tragedy

The purpose of this conceptual paper is to provide readers with an opportunity to reassess their work and life in the face of an inevitable nearterm social collapse due to … Continue reading

Monday, 18 March 2019 · Leave a comment

What does it mean to be poor?

Motivated by the siloed nature of much poverty research, as well as the challenge of finding inclusive operational definitions of poverty, this study reflects on the merits of seeking to … Continue reading

Monday, 11 March 2019 · Leave a comment

Women’s Political Participation in Pakistan’s Big Cities

Contrary to conventional wisdom, there is a much higher gender gap in each province’s largest metropolitan city compared to its remaining constituencies. This gap relates to men’s views about women’s … Continue reading

Saturday, 9 March 2019 · Leave a comment