Reading Development

Random readings on society, politics and change – Jorge Carrillo

In Search of a Decolonial Urban Transformation

“We ask whether the WBGU report Humanity on the Move, as a major catalyst for urban sustainability science and agency, reproduces ways of thinking that could ultimately contradict the idea of … Continue reading

Wednesday, 7 November 2018 · Leave a comment

Costs and Benefits of Urbanization: The Indian Case

Urbanization has both benefits and costs. In a market economy, the trade-off between benefits and costs determines the level, speed, and pace of urbanization. This paper summarizes research findings on … Continue reading

Monday, 16 January 2017 · Leave a comment

Capturing Urban Change: Contrasts, Lapses, and Contradictions

Is it possible to capture and analyze urban change by observing the urban landscape? If so, how does that look? We argue that there are “material clues” that pinpoint theprocess … Continue reading

Sunday, 9 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

Climate change and urban health vulnerability

This study examines the climate change and urban health vulnerability of suburban Pralab, Khon Kaen City, in the northeast of Thailand. Empirical data is drawn from a field study using … Continue reading

Sunday, 7 August 2016 · Leave a comment

Urbanisation concepts and trends

McGranahan and Satterthwaite – There is an emerging consensus that urbanisation is critically important to international development, but considerable confusion over what urbanisation actually is; whether it is accelerating or slowing; … Continue reading

Wednesday, 9 July 2014 · Leave a comment

Contesting speculative urbanisation and strategising discontents

Hyun Bang Shin – I have argued in this essay that China’s speculative urbanisation is both an ideological and a political project that disrupts and destroys the lives of the … Continue reading

Tuesday, 6 May 2014 · Leave a comment