Reading Development

Random readings on society, politics and change – Jorge Carrillo

Crossing to safety

Two people die on the roads each minute worldwide, 1.24 million people each year.Without interventions, annual deaths on the roads are predicted to surge to 1.9 million by 2020. Globally, … Continue reading

Thursday, 21 January 2016 · Leave a comment

7 Proven Principles for Designing a Safer City

Traffic crashes kill more than 1.2 million people every year, nearly the same amount that die from HIV/AIDS. But there’s an undervalued approach to making the world’s roads safer—good urban … Continue reading

Monday, 3 August 2015 · Leave a comment

Can Sustainable Cities be Secure Cities?

Mike Jenks – The debate about cities and security often concentrates on crime. However there is more to it than that. The quality of life for citizens will also depend … Continue reading

Wednesday, 25 September 2013 · Leave a comment

City, Space, Power: Lahore’s Architecture of In/Security

Sadia Shirazi – Personal observations and thorough analyses of the current use of architecture in the city of Lahore (Pakistan) as a securitarian weapon. The notion of security is cleverly … Continue reading

Tuesday, 6 November 2012 · Leave a comment

Safety for the urban poor: the complex taxonomy of security provision in cities

Jaideep Gupte – How the urban poor get access to security – for themselves, their families and communities and their assets – is however a neglected question. We know relatively little … Continue reading

Sunday, 4 November 2012 · Leave a comment