Reading Development

Random readings on society, politics and change – Jorge Carrillo

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

What if Cities Used Data to Drive Inclusive Neighborhood Change?

Policy responses to neighborhood changes that displace or otherwise harm vulnerable populations often come too late and at too great a price. This essay proposes integrating multiple data sources to … Continue reading

Thursday, 16 June 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

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

Hacking the City: A New Model for Urban Renewal

How do you turn a place around without money or resources, and by empowering residents rather than displacing them? “What we’ve done is change the software of the city,” Westbury … Continue reading

Saturday, 6 February 2016 · Leave a comment