Reading Development

Random readings on society, politics and change – Jorge Carrillo

Climate change and urban health vulnerability

This study examines the climate change and urban health vulnerability of suburban Pralab, Khon Kaen City, in the northeast of Thailand. Empirical data is drawn from a field study using … Continue reading

Sunday, 7 August 2016 · Leave a comment

Handbook on Urban Infrastructure Finance

As a part of the Financing Urban Infrastructure Initiative launched in 2015 the New Cities Foundation has just published a Handbook on Urban Infrastructure Finance, a tool to help cities … Continue reading

Saturday, 7 May 2016 · Leave a comment

How Durban set the global standard for providing water and sanitation for the poor

Arguably the most elegant aspect of an inelegant subject is how this city of 3.2 million residents, South Africa’s second largest, is solving monumental water and waste challenges in its … Continue reading

Friday, 12 February 2016 · Leave a comment

Balancing the Burden? Women’s Time Poverty and Infrastructure in Asia

Around the world, women do more work than men because of gender divisions of labor that cause most of the burden of housework and care work to fall on women … Continue reading

Wednesday, 3 February 2016 · Leave a comment

Absolute Traffic: Infrastructural Aptitude in Urban Indonesia

This article draws attention to the emergent modes of urban sociality and circumscribed mobility that define the lives of traffic-stricken residents in the megacity of Jakarta, Indonesia. I argue that … Continue reading

Thursday, 10 December 2015 · Leave a comment

Why Public-Private Partnerships don’t work

This report assesses the PPP experience in both industrialised and developing countries. The many case studies analysed, from United Kingdom to Chile, shows that PPPs have failed to live up … Continue reading

Thursday, 4 June 2015 · Leave a comment