Reading Development

Random readings on society, politics and change – Jorge Carrillo

The informal city and rights in South East Asian Cities

David Sweeting – Using intersecting ideas between informality developed by Ananya Roy; the state of exception by Giorgio Agamben; theories on rights to the city by David Harvey and Henri … Continue reading

Friday, 3 November 2017 · Leave a comment

The Production of Space and Governmentality in the Urban Poor’s Claim over Land and Housing

This article explores the politicized process of claiming urban land for housing the urban poor in the metropolitan city of Bengaluru. It is premised on the recognition that space and … Continue reading

Saturday, 17 June 2017 · Leave a comment

Governing the ungovernable: spatial policy, markets and volume house-building in a growth region

The global rhetoric surrounding the role of private markets in the provision of new housing masks a more complex reality in which public policy and private developers are deeply enmeshed, … Continue reading

Sunday, 17 April 2016 · Leave a comment

The Art of Inequality: Architecture, Housing, and Real Estate

Typically, inequality is defined by a combination of economic measures referring to income and wealth. Entire populations, in the language of statistics, are measured and managed according to their place … Continue reading

Wednesday, 13 April 2016 · Leave a comment

The transformation of Indonesian housing policies

Indonesia, with a population of over 250 million, has been experiencing rapid urbanization in the last few decades. This rapid urbanization has caused many problems in Indonesian cities. The issue … Continue reading

Thursday, 21 January 2016 · Leave a comment

Incremental Housing – The new site & services

The rapid urban population surge of the 60s driven largely from migration with resultant massive unauthorized city expansion provided challenges in finding effective housing interventions.  Upgrading programs became widespread despite … Continue reading

Thursday, 24 July 2014 · Leave a comment

Local state constructions of urban citizenship

Liela Groenewald – This study explores local state constructions of citizenship for the residents of informal settlements in urban South Africa during the first decade of local democracy, with a … Continue reading

Wednesday, 30 October 2013 · 1 Comment

Housing and Hope

Arjun Appadurai – The deep significance of housing lies thus in its intimate connection to dwelling, dignity and the cultural design of physical intimacy; housing provides the link between kinship, reproduction … Continue reading

Tuesday, 12 March 2013 · Leave a comment