Reading Development

Random readings on society, politics and change – Jorge Carrillo

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

Urban Planning and Violence: Cause or Catalyst for Change?

This paper argues that exclusion and violence are imprinted on the social and spatial fabric of cities and neighbourhoods, and that social and political divides are often manifest in the … Continue reading

Sunday, 26 February 2017 · Leave a comment

Governing Safer Cities: Strategies for a Globalised World

The security challenges of individual cities are increasingly a result of the intersection between local vulnerabilities and illicit flows from across national borders. States as a whole are affected by … Continue reading

Tuesday, 14 February 2017 · Leave a comment

A City Built on Information Technology and Wisdom

Smart cities carry a vision of an urban space that is meticulously planned, technologically integrated, ecologically friendly, and to attract more investments in technology and physical infrastructure. It is technology … Continue reading

Thursday, 2 February 2017 · Leave a comment

Enhancing Productivity in the Urban Informal Economy

The report argues for a radical and new policy paradigm, to promote inclusion of informal workers in urban dialogues, and mainstream the informal economy in urban policies and strategies. Over … Continue reading

Thursday, 26 January 2017 · Leave a comment

Innovation and the City

As urban growth has exploded over the past half century, cities have become the drivers of government innovation. From New York to Medellin to Copenhagen, mayors and city managers are … Continue reading

Sunday, 20 November 2016 · Leave a comment

Dynamic Cities? The Role of Urban Local Governments in Improving Urban Service Delivery

Cities are engines of economic growth that provide spaces for social transformation and political inclusion. Their ability to deliver widely accessible and efficiently functioning public services drives productivity and sustains … Continue reading

Friday, 28 October 2016 · Leave a comment

Bangkok: On Transformation and Urbanism

This book presents reflections and projects elaborated by staff and students within the MSc BUDD during 2010-2015 and stemming from the partnership with Community Organisations Development Institute (CODI) in Thailand, … Continue reading

Friday, 7 October 2016 · Leave a comment

Cities and refugees: The German experience

The reality is that refugees disproportionately settle in large cities, where they have better job prospects and existing social connections. Ultimately, it is those communities, rather than national governments, that … Continue reading

Thursday, 6 October 2016 · Leave a comment
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