The DPU produces engaging blogs written by staff, students, alumni and partners on a range of relevant and topical subjects
Healthy cities aren’t a question of boring or exciting buildings but about creating better public space
A blog written by Étienne von Bertrab, Lecturer (Teaching) at The Development Planning Unit.
Unlocking collective trauma: Knowledge production, possession, and epistemic justice in “The Act of Killing” and the 1965 genocide in Indonesia
A blog written by Kafi Khaibar Lubis, 2022-23 student of the Environment and Sustainable Development MSc
“Your acting was great. But stop crying.”
A blog written by Sophie Avent, 2022-23 student of the Environment and Sustainable Development MSc
A blog written by Tywen Thomas, 2022-23 student of the Environment and Sustainable Development MSc
A blog written by Annabel Collinson, 2022-23 student of the Environment and Sustainable Development MSc
“My house is just beyond the mango tree”
What would land security for urban informal settlement residents look like if the state prioritised, and rewarded, food sovereignty and security instead of automatically turning first to questions of land tenure and property rights? This question is a provocation to think land security for marginalised groups anew, and simultaneously address a key dimension of food and nutrition in concerns for social protection.
Exploring the public role of a Global University: Reflecting on the potential of embedded learning alliances in promoting planning justice
By Wacera Thande and Robert Biel
By Qianxi Zhang
This blog was written as a synthesis of a DPU Dialogues in Development event “Designing child-friendly cities: play spaces outside playgrounds”, co-hosted with the UCL’s Critical Childhood Studies Research Group (CCSRG). Qianxi is a one-year visiting researcher at the DPU, working with Dr Andrea Rigon and CatalyticAction on the codesign of child-friendly cities and communities.