Reading Development

Random readings on society, politics and change – Jorge Carrillo

Urban Claims and the Right to the City

Urban Claims and the Right to the City explores how contested processes of urban development, and the rights of city dwellers, are understood and interpreted from the perspective of women and … Continue reading

Saturday, 21 March 2020 · Leave a comment

Cities and Self-organization

In the contemporary city, we are today more and more witnessing different practices and processes of “re-appropriation of space”: regeneration of empty buildings, spaces of cultural production, urban gardens, green … Continue reading

Sunday, 13 January 2019 · Leave a comment

Mapping Grassroots: Geodata and the structure of community-led open environmental science

Using balloons and kites to launch cameras as “community satellites”, grassroots mappers around the world have engaged in local-level, activist remote sensing — building upon the critical cartography and participatory … Continue reading

Thursday, 29 September 2016 · Leave a comment

The path through the fields

Bangladesh’s record is, on balance, a good one. It shows that the benefits of making women central to development are huge. It suggests that migration is not just the result … Continue reading

Wednesday, 7 November 2012 · Leave a comment

Is innovation essential for development work?

David Lewis – Any approach that emphasises continual problem-solving is important and worthwhile. But there may be a downside to all this innovation. Not all development problems require new solutions. For … Continue reading

Friday, 26 October 2012 · Leave a comment