Reading Development

Random readings on society, politics and change – Jorge Carrillo

Metropolitan trends in the world

This paper looks at prospects for moving toward governance structures that better coordinate planning and service delivery across the many jurisdictions that typically make up metropolitan areas. The implication is … Continue reading

Friday, 6 January 2017 · Leave a comment

The Urban Geographical Imagination in the Age of Big Data

This paper explores the variety of ways that emerging sources of (big) data are being used to reconceptualize the city, and how these understandings of what the urban is shapes … Continue reading

Friday, 23 December 2016 · Leave a comment

What Makes a City Smart?

For all the talk about smart cities a lot of dumb stuff happens in cities. Chicago can’t get a grip on police violence, Flint poisons its citizens with municipal water, Washington DC’s Metro … Continue reading

Wednesday, 25 May 2016 · Leave a comment

World Cities Report 2016

Key Messages: When well-managed, urbanization fosters social and economic advancement and improved quality of life for all. The current model of urbanization is unsustainable in many respects. Many cities all … Continue reading

Thursday, 19 May 2016 · Leave a comment

Competitive Cities: A Local Solution to a Global Lack of Growth and Jobs

Cities are the future. They’re where people live and work and hubs for growth and innovation. But they’re also poles of poverty and, much too often, centers of unemployment. One … Continue reading

Thursday, 17 March 2016 · Leave a comment

The Cities Diplomacy Series (II): Are Mayors (& Networks Of Cities) the Rising Stars of Global Politics?

Against the secrecy and elite-reserved performance of classical Diplomacy skills, some Cities are getting on very well in developing the charms of soft and subtle Diplomacy in international arenas, by … Continue reading

Saturday, 6 February 2016 · Leave a comment

The Cities Diplomacy Series (I): Urban Issues and Soft-Influence in The Global Agenda Of Governance

In a moment in which the World is becoming more open and connected than ever, Cities, traditionally mere followers of the dictates of national governments in terms of foreign affairs, … Continue reading

Saturday, 6 February 2016 · Leave a comment

Flood Governance in Jakarta: The Role of CBOs in Mitigating Annual Floods

Jakarta is a megacity of 28 million residents and is the largest and one of the most dynamic metropolitan areas in Southeast Asia; it is also beset with most of … Continue reading

Wednesday, 20 January 2016 · Leave a comment

Global Education for Urban Futures

Urban Pamphleteer #5 contents Urban governance as a pedagogic tool in the Asian context Towards a reflexive critical urban pedagogy Getting the education for the city we want Finding ‘community’, … Continue reading

Monday, 28 September 2015 · Leave a comment