Reading Development

Random readings on society, politics and change – Jorge Carrillo

Climate Justice and the Right to the City

The two great challenges facing cities worldwide in the decades to come are inequality and climate change. Yet the two challenges, and the two sets of political infrastructures that prioritize … Continue reading

Sunday, 2 June 2019 · Leave a comment

Responsive City vs Smart City

Asia is the most populated continent in the world that are home for more than half of the world’s population. The huge urban population gaining benefit from the globalization of … Continue reading

Sunday, 24 March 2019 · Leave a comment

The Intersection of Planning, Urban Agriculture, and Food Justice

We draw on a multidisciplinary body of research to consider how planning for urban agriculture can foster food justice by benefitting socioeconomically disadvantaged residents. The potential social benefits of urban … Continue reading

Friday, 9 February 2018 · Leave a comment

The Ethical City: A Rationale for an Urgent New Urban Agenda

The ethical city, in contrast to many other adjectives used to describe our cities, implies an approach to urban development that is about doing the right thing for and by … Continue reading

Saturday, 11 November 2017 · Leave a comment

Who owns the city?

Much is at stake in the political competition over who will shape the destinies of Asia’s metropolitan areas: private investors and their pro-free-market backers, conservative and radical religious groups, or … Continue reading

Friday, 13 October 2017 · Leave a comment

Using political economy analysis in conflict, security and justice programmes

This guidance note provides a framework for implementers of conflict, security and justice programmes to conduct political economy analysis (PEA) at the design or inception phase to ensure a deep … Continue reading

Tuesday, 5 April 2016 · Leave a comment

Gender, Sexuality and Social Justice: What’s Law Got to Do with It?

The contributions to this Edited Collection reveal the complexity of the deceptively simple question posed by its title: Gender, Sexuality and Social Justice: What’s Law Got to Do With It? … Continue reading

Tuesday, 1 March 2016 · Leave a comment

The Practical is the Political: The UN’s Global Study on Women, Peace and Security

Weighing in at just under five pounds, the 417-page Global Study on the Implementation of UN Security Council Resolution 1325, released last month, is nothing if not ambitious.[As to] whether … Continue reading

Tuesday, 17 November 2015 · Leave a comment

Spatial Justice and the right to the city – An interview with Edward Soja

As someone who has been promoting this spatial turn for many decades, I now want to push it still further, by assertively adding a significant spatial dimension to other kinds … Continue reading

Thursday, 5 November 2015 · Leave a comment