Reading Development

Random readings on society, politics and change – Jorge Carrillo

Urban Pooling

There are three main paradigms which suggest the perspective from which the city should be studied and depict how the city would be conceptualized in the future. Some think that … Continue reading

Friday, 23 February 2018 · Leave a comment

Cities, Prosperity and Influence

This paper examines how cities can shape their own destinies and help address urban, national and international challenges. It explores the increasingly important balance between nations – which must give … Continue reading

Monday, 22 May 2017 · Leave a comment

The Making of the Urban Entrepreneur

Pressures on infrastructure—due to growing urban populations, the ubiquity of new technologies, and collaborative business models—are fostering a new form of entrepreneurship focused on addressing quality of life in cities. … Continue reading

Thursday, 18 May 2017 · Leave a comment

Sustainable Food Systems: The Role of the City

This book, by a leading expert in urban agriculture, offers a genuine solution to today’s global food crisis. By contributing more to feeding themselves, cities can allow breathing space for … Continue reading

Friday, 28 April 2017 · Leave a comment

Urbanization, Work and Community: The Logic of City Life in the Contemporary World

Allen J. Scott – The paper offers an overall theoretical synthesis of the interrelationships between cognitive-cultural capitalism and processes of urbanization. It presents an argument to the effect that the specificity … Continue reading

Monday, 10 April 2017 · Leave a comment

Economic Foundations for Sustainable Urbanization

Sustainable urbanization requires integrated planning, as it allows cities to come up with a common vision for their development. Lack of integrated action often leads to sub-optimal results and undermines … Continue reading

Thursday, 9 March 2017 · Leave a comment

What is the role of community-led urban development?

By 2050, two-thirds of people worldwide will live in urban areas. Many city dwellers in the global South live in informal settlements, without access to basic services. The global Sustainable … Continue reading

Thursday, 16 February 2017 · Leave a comment

Contemporary Concepts of a City in the Context of Sustainable Development

The article’s purpose is to present, in the first place, mutual dependences between theoretical and practical speculations concerning urban space, shaped on the base of the sustainable development principle, difficult … Continue reading

Tuesday, 10 January 2017 · Leave a comment

Can We Build Cities That Think Like A Planet?

Developing measures of network resilience is one job of network theory. It’s a particularly pressing issue for understanding cities and their role in the Anthropocene. As the multiply overlapping networks … Continue reading

Saturday, 29 October 2016 · Leave a comment