Reading Development

Random readings on society, politics and change – Jorge Carrillo

Deep Adaptation: A Map for Navigating Climate Tragedy

The purpose of this conceptual paper is to provide readers with an opportunity to reassess their work and life in the face of an inevitable nearterm social collapse due to … Continue reading

Monday, 18 March 2019 · Leave a comment

Future cities: renarrating human agency

The media coverage of Hurricane Harvey’s impact on the city of Houston in August 2017 reveals an ‘Anthropocenic’ sensibility, which tends to deny our ability to solve pressing environmental and … Continue reading

Tuesday, 17 April 2018 · 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

Environment Politics in Urban India: Citizenship, Knowledges and Urban Political Ecologies

This special issue of SAMAJ, composed of six empirical papers and an introduction seeks to throw light on environmental politics in contemporary urban India. Adopting a deliberately broad understanding of … Continue reading

Thursday, 24 November 2016 · Leave a comment

Fantasies of “Socialism with an iPad”?

Review of the book “Inventing the Future, (Nick Srnicek and Alex Williams, Verso 2015)” – It is necessary to stress once again that [this] book is aimed at the left. They … Continue reading

Sunday, 21 August 2016 · Leave a comment

Plastic and the city

The burden of single-use plastic bags on urban infrastructure has been a focus of the environmentalist movements and urbanist thought in the 21st century. Single-use plastic bags, however, are not … Continue reading

Wednesday, 20 April 2016 · Leave a comment

Time for a new approach to environmental and social protection at multilateral development banks

Current MDB safeguards do not address the core developmental problem facing environmental and social oversight – weak legal frameworks and implementation capacity. Protecting against negative environmental and social impacts from … Continue reading

Saturday, 9 April 2016 · Leave a comment

Environmental Livelihood Security in Southeast Asia

This document addresses the need for explicit inclusion of livelihoods within the environment nexus (water-energy-food security), not only responding to literature gaps but also addressing emerging dialogue from existing nexus … Continue reading

Wednesday, 17 February 2016 · Leave a comment