Reading Development

Random readings on society, politics and change – Jorge Carrillo

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

Migration as Adaptation?

A comparative analysis of policy frameworks on theenvironment and development – this paper aims to discuss possible adaptation policies, and current climate change and development policy structures on human mobility. … Continue reading

Sunday, 28 February 2016 · Leave a comment

Energy Access and Urban Poverty

The great majority of people without access to modern energy services are rural and, rightly, much of the discussion on energy access focuses on how to reach them. However, despite … Continue reading

Saturday, 12 December 2015 · Leave a comment

Wanted: more inclusive, resilient, sustainable cities

Eighty per cent of Latin Americans live in urban areas. There has been a rapid increase in the urban population since 1950, reaching similar levels to Europe by 1990 and … Continue reading

Monday, 7 December 2015 · Leave a comment

Will climate change spark an Asian migrant crisis?

Involving the private sector in building resilience and promoting safe migration is also necessary.They can invest in basic infrastructure such as roads and hospitals to improve rural living conditions and … Continue reading

Friday, 16 October 2015 · Leave a comment

Climate Change, Environmental Threats, and Human Rights

There are valuable lessons here relevant to other countries and regions The report, “There Is No Time Left: Climate Change, Environmental Threats, and Human Rights in Turkana County, Kenya,” highlights … Continue reading

Thursday, 15 October 2015 · Leave a comment

Gender and Resilience

The contribution that external interventions make to individual, household and community resilience to climate extremes and disasters will largely depend on the suitability of those activities to the local context … Continue reading

Tuesday, 13 October 2015 · Leave a comment

Urban Gardening in Greece – A New Form of Protest

Guerrilla gardening and local consumer-producer networks are redefining life in today’s Greek cities. While the crisis has shifted politicians’ attention away from the climate, “transition and recovery movements” work hard … Continue reading

Saturday, 1 August 2015 · Leave a comment

Gender and Urban Climate Policy

In the context of gender and climate change, focus is often laid on women as a particularly vulnerable group that is strongly affected by the impacts of climate change. While … Continue reading

Saturday, 18 July 2015 · Leave a comment