Reading Development

Random readings on society, politics and change – Jorge Carrillo

The Informal Economy Revisited

This 34-chapter open-access book brings together leading scholars to investigate recent conceptual shifts, research findings and policy debates on the informal economy. Well over half of the global workforce and … Continue reading

Wednesday, 15 July 2020 · Leave a comment

Popular Urbanization: Conceptualizing Urbanization Processes Beyond Informality

This article introduces the concept of popular urbanization to describe a specific urbanization process based on collective initiatives, self‐organization and the activities of inhabitants. We understand popular urbanization as an urban strategy … Continue reading

Thursday, 9 July 2020 · Leave a comment

Latin America’s Green New Deal

Leave aside the phrasing, and the substance of the [Green New Deal] has everything to do with contemporary political economic struggles all over the world, including in Latin America. What … Continue reading

Saturday, 4 July 2020 · Leave a comment

RWER special issue: The Inequality Crisis — Real-World Economics Review Blog

sanity, humanity and science probably the world’s most read economics journal real-world economics review Please click here to support this journal and the WEA back issues Subscribers: 26,271 subscribe RWER … Continue reading

Thursday, 2 July 2020 · Leave a comment

Beyond formal and informal: Understanding urban informalities from Freetown

Drawing from the findings of a research project, this paper provides insights on what the activities and spaces referred to in policy as “informal” are and what this classification does. … Continue reading

Tuesday, 30 June 2020 · Leave a comment

Resetting the economy – for social need not profit

Originally posted on Michael Roberts Blog:
In a recent World Economic Forum (WEF) virtual meeting, the ageing heir to the British monarchy, Prince Charles spoke with IMF chief Kristalina Georgieva. Charles’s speech…

Friday, 12 June 2020 · Leave a comment

Why does everyone think cities can save the planet?

[Behind paywall] This article identifies and explains an underlying transition in global urban policy and discourse from the city as a sustainability problem to the city as a sustainability solution. … Continue reading

Wednesday, 10 June 2020 · Leave a comment

COVID-19 and global poverty Are LDCs being left behind?

This paper provides a preliminary assessment of COVID-19’s impact on global poverty in the light of the IMF’s April 2020 growth forecasts. The analysis shows that the pandemic will have … Continue reading

Tuesday, 9 June 2020 · Leave a comment

Integrating health in urban and territorial planning

Integrating health in urban and territorial planning is a sourcebook for urban planners, city managers, health professionals, and all those interested in the basis for our collective wellbeing. This sourcebook is … Continue reading

Saturday, 23 May 2020 · Leave a comment