Reading Development

Random readings on society, politics and change – Jorge Carrillo

Innovating urban energy

The paper by Arup analyses the impact of key urban drivers on different energy scenarios and recommends key innovations. [It] assesses the concept of urban energy and how innovation paired with … Continue reading

Wednesday, 7 December 2016 · Leave a comment

Why we need to reveal the hidden connections at the heart of cities

Urban areas are intense meeting points of people and cultures, but they’re also places where more or less visible interactions happen: between the infrastructures and systems of water, energy, food … Continue reading

Sunday, 5 June 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

Empty promises: G20 subsidies to oil, gas and coal production

This research discovers that G20 country governments’ support to fossil fuel production marries bad economics with potentially disastrous consequences for climate change. In effect, governments are propping up the production … Continue reading

Friday, 13 November 2015 · Leave a comment