Reading Development

Random readings on society, politics and change – Jorge Carrillo

Refuge in the City

This paper highlights the changing nature of refugee displacement and the resultant challenges in addressing the needs of refugees in urban areas. It reflects on the failures of traditional models … Continue reading

Sunday, 20 January 2019 · Leave a comment

Fragile Cities in the Developed World: A Conceptual Framework

Cities, like any complex adaptive systems, may become increasingly fragile if not properly managed. To date, the literature has focused primarily on the examination of cities within fragile countries. This … Continue reading

Thursday, 17 January 2019 · Leave a comment

Know Your City: Slum Dwellers Count

In February 2018, Slum Dwellers International (SDI) launched a landmark publication titled “Know Your City: Slum Dwellers Count,” showcasing the extraordinary contribution of the Know Your City (KYC) campaign to … Continue reading

Thursday, 26 April 2018 · Leave a comment

Future cities: renarrating human agency

The media coverage of Hurricane Harvey’s impact on the city of Houston in August 2017 reveals an ‘Anthropocenic’ sensibility, which tends to deny our ability to solve pressing environmental and … Continue reading

Tuesday, 17 April 2018 · Leave a comment

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

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

Sustainable Development of a City: Systemic Approach

Today the concept of sustainable development has been adopted as a basis for promoting development at all levels of territorial organisation. While generally worked out for the global level, this … 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

The Conceptual Basis for the Assessment of Urban Mobility Sustainability

In this paper we highlight the evolution of both the conceptual basis and the methodological approaches for the sustainability assessment of transport and urban mobility. Through the review of key … Continue reading

Tuesday, 14 March 2017 · Leave a comment