Reading Development

Random readings on society, politics and change – Jorge Carrillo

Big Data and the City

This special issue of Built Environment responds to the latest digital revolution, setting out the state of the art of the new technologies around so-called Big Data, critically examining the … Continue reading

Thursday, 6 October 2016 · Leave a comment

Rethinking sustainable cities: Accessible, green and fair

Sustainable urbanisation has moved to the forefront of global debate, research and policy agendas over recent years. Rapid urbanisation throughout China, India and many other low and middle income countries … Continue reading

Friday, 2 September 2016 · Leave a comment

Urban Age “Shaping Cities” Conference Videos

On July 14-15, the Urban Age “Shaping Cities” conference brought over 40 speakers from 25 cities to Venice. During the conference, mayors, planners, architects, academics and commentators grappled with one … Continue reading

Thursday, 28 July 2016 · Leave a comment

What is the Urban? – Videos

Videos from the conference “What is the Urban?” held April 2016 at Iowa State University. The urban, long a popular topic of inquiry, has become an unavoidable condition for contemporary … Continue reading

Saturday, 9 July 2016 · 1 Comment

Cities without children

A bevy of trend-conscious city planners, opportunistic real-estate developers, municipal officials eager to grow their cities’ tax bases, and entrepreneurial urban gurus… ballyhoo the national renaissance of what inevitably gets … Continue reading

Wednesday, 8 June 2016 · Leave a comment

Urban world: The global consumers to watch

Until the turn of this century, population growth generated more than half of all global consumption. But between 2015 and 2030, three-quarters of global consumption growth will be driven by … Continue reading

Friday, 15 April 2016 · Leave a comment

The Art of Inequality: Architecture, Housing, and Real Estate

Typically, inequality is defined by a combination of economic measures referring to income and wealth. Entire populations, in the language of statistics, are measured and managed according to their place … Continue reading

Wednesday, 13 April 2016 · Leave a comment

Do People Shape Cities, or Do Cities Shape People?

Urban change involves transformations in the physical appearance and the social composition of neighborhoods. Yet, the relationship between the physical and social components of urban change is not well understood … Continue reading

Friday, 26 February 2016 · Leave a comment

The Cities Diplomacy Series (II): Are Mayors (& Networks Of Cities) the Rising Stars of Global Politics?

Against the secrecy and elite-reserved performance of classical Diplomacy skills, some Cities are getting on very well in developing the charms of soft and subtle Diplomacy in international arenas, by … Continue reading

Saturday, 6 February 2016 · Leave a comment