Reading Development

Random readings on society, politics and change – Jorge Carrillo

Rural water for thirsty cities

The analysis illustrates how supply and demand interact to drive water reallocation projects, which can take many forms, although collective negotiation and administrative decisions are most prevalent. Yet it also … Continue reading

Wednesday, 17 April 2019 · Leave a comment

Of (not) being neighbors: cities, citizens and climate change in an age of migrations

Borders are back with a vengeance. From the Americas to the Mediterranean, borders cut through the increasingly integrated world in a way that exposes the inside-outside logic of contemporary capitalism. … Continue reading

Friday, 12 April 2019 · Leave a comment

Cities Alive: Water for People

Cities Alive: Water for People presents an economic pathway of addressing the challenges of population growth and climate change in our cities.  To move towards a more sustainable future, it is … Continue reading

Thursday, 27 September 2018 · Leave a comment

Developing city resilience strategies : lessons from ICLEI and ACCCRN

Asian cities are on the frontline of climate change. A third of all low-elevation coastal zones in the world are located in Asia, where two-thirds of the world’s urban population … Continue reading

Saturday, 29 April 2017 · Leave a comment

Urban sustainability in an age of enduring inequalities

The environmental fragility of cities under advanced urbanization has motivated extensive efforts to promote the sustainability of urban ecosystems and physical infrastructures. Less attention has been devoted to neighborhood inequalities … Continue reading

Saturday, 7 January 2017 · Leave a comment

Nature-based solutions for building resilience in towns and cities

Case studies from the Greater Mekong Subregion – This publication emphasizes the need to recognize rehabilitating natural systems with nature based solutions as key for building sustainability and resilience in … Continue reading

Monday, 12 December 2016 · Leave a comment

Deadline 2020: How cities will get the job done

The report provides an analysis of the contribution that the 84 global C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group (C40) cities need to make to convert the agreement from aspiration into reality. … Continue reading

Friday, 2 December 2016 · Leave a comment

Living with complexity: evolution, ecology, viruses and climate change

Just as we manage human health-care in any civilised society, our clear and present responsibility is to manage this planet, our only home, and all its magnificent life forms. Here, … Continue reading

Wednesday, 25 May 2016 · Leave a comment

The Urban Political Ecology of the 2011 Floods in Bangkok: The Creation of Uneven Vulnerabilities

This paper uses an urban political ecology analysis to question the discourses used by Thai government leaders regarding the causes of the 2011 floods in Bangkok and the solutions that … Continue reading

Tuesday, 24 May 2016 · Leave a comment