Reading Development

Random readings on society, politics and change – Jorge Carrillo

Deadline 2020: How cities will get the job done

The report provides an analysis of the contribution that the 84 global C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group (C40) cities need to make to convert the agreement from aspiration into reality. … Continue reading

Friday, 2 December 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

Rethinking sustainable cities: Accessible, green and fair

Sustainable urbanisation has moved to the forefront of global debate, research and policy agendas over recent years. Rapid urbanisation throughout China, India and many other low and middle income countries … Continue reading

Friday, 2 September 2016 · Leave a comment

Why we need to reveal the hidden connections at the heart of cities

Urban areas are intense meeting points of people and cultures, but they’re also places where more or less visible interactions happen: between the infrastructures and systems of water, energy, food … Continue reading

Sunday, 5 June 2016 · Leave a comment

Governing the ungovernable: spatial policy, markets and volume house-building in a growth region

The global rhetoric surrounding the role of private markets in the provision of new housing masks a more complex reality in which public policy and private developers are deeply enmeshed, … Continue reading

Sunday, 17 April 2016 · Leave a comment

Benchmarking future city-regions beyond nation-states

This paper argues that new city-regional configurations are emerging and establishing a regional order beyond nation-states, both as a consequence of certain nationalistic political devolution claims and due to the … Continue reading

Monday, 11 April 2016 · Leave a comment

The Death and Life of Great Italian Cities – A Mobile Phone Data Perspective

The Death and Life of Great American Cities was written in 1961 and is now one of the most influential book in city planning. In it, Jane Jacobs proposed four … Continue reading

Tuesday, 29 March 2016 · Leave a comment

Do People Shape Cities, or Do Cities Shape People?

Urban change involves transformations in the physical appearance and the social composition of neighborhoods. Yet, the relationship between the physical and social components of urban change is not well understood … Continue reading

Friday, 26 February 2016 · Leave a comment

The transformation of Indonesian housing policies

Indonesia, with a population of over 250 million, has been experiencing rapid urbanization in the last few decades. This rapid urbanization has caused many problems in Indonesian cities. The issue … Continue reading

Thursday, 21 January 2016 · Leave a comment