Reading Development

Random readings on society, politics and change – Jorge Carrillo

Know Your City: Slum Dwellers Count

In February 2018, Slum Dwellers International (SDI) launched a landmark publication titled “Know Your City: Slum Dwellers Count,” showcasing the extraordinary contribution of the Know Your City (KYC) campaign to … Continue reading

Thursday, 26 April 2018 · Leave a comment

The city politics of an urban age: urban resilience conceptualisations and policies

Around the globe, cities seek to improve their resilience to face the stresses and shocks that are expected from global climate change and other threats. In implementing urban resilience policies, … Continue reading

Tuesday, 17 April 2018 · Leave a comment

Future cities: renarrating human agency

The media coverage of Hurricane Harvey’s impact on the city of Houston in August 2017 reveals an ‘Anthropocenic’ sensibility, which tends to deny our ability to solve pressing environmental and … Continue reading

Tuesday, 17 April 2018 · Leave a comment

Governing Domestic Worker Migration in Southeast Asia: Public–Private Partnerships, Regulatory Grey Zones and the Household

[Behind paywall] – Focussing on the example of domestic worker migration, this article seeks to explore the regulatory regimes that control the flow of migrants across Southeast Asia. Although at first … Continue reading

Friday, 13 April 2018 · Leave a comment

The Informal Economy as a Catalyst for Sustainability

Sustainability typically involves the balancing of three major factors: the economy, the environment, and some notion of equity. Though the economy is already a key aspect, the recognition of the … Continue reading

Saturday, 7 April 2018 · Leave a comment

Tourism and Degrowth: Impossibility Theorem or Path to Post-Capitalism?

Originally posted on ENTITLE blog – a collaborative writing project on Political Ecology:
by Robert Fletcher, Asunción Blanco-Romero, Macià Blázquez-Salom and Ivan Murray “Touristification” of cities is increasingly met by discontent of local…

Friday, 9 March 2018 · Leave a comment

Assessing Austerity: Monitoring the human rights impacts of fiscal consolidation

In the decade since the 2008 global economic crisis, fiscal austerity has become the new normal. In the name of fiscal discipline, governments in more than two-thirds of countries throughout … Continue reading

Wednesday, 7 March 2018 · Leave a comment

Data-Driven Regulation and Governance in Smart Cities

This paper discusses the concept of data-driven regulation and governance in the context of smart cities by describing how these urban centres harness these technologies to collect and process information … Continue reading

Tuesday, 6 March 2018 · Leave a comment

Living on the Wrong Side of the Redline

Originally posted on The Disorder Of Things:
On Valentine’s day 2018, Admiral Harry Harris revealed that an evacuation plan for Non-essential personnel and military dependents was being developed for South…

Friday, 2 March 2018 · Leave a comment