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A Fragile Hold on Consumption: Consumption and the New Middle Class in Colombia
This paper explores consumption patterns, access to banking services, attitudes to government and aspirations of the growing and vulnerable middle class in the global South. Data comes from a population survey conducted ...
The urban effects of the emerging middle class in the global south
(Wiley Online Library, 2020-01-17)
This article explores the implications of a growing middle‐income population on the cities of the global South. The emergence of this group, situated between the poor and the very rich, long the standard binary categorization ...
What Do Global Metrics Tell Us About The World?
There are now a wide variety of global metrics. To find the degree of overlap between these different measures, we employ a principal components analysis (PCA) to 15 indices across 145 countries. Our results demonstrate ...
The informal economy of cities in the South: the case of Cali, Colombia
(WIT Press, 2017)
This paper analyses the dynamics of the informal economy in Cali Colombia. In particular it details the working lives and characteristics of street vendors in the main food market of the city, Santa Helena. It compares ...
Three Imaginaries of The Urban Now
(Regional Studies Association, 2020)
Living the Urban Moment
(Edward Elgar Publishing, 2017-03-29)
The New Urban Order
In a paper published in 1989 I introduced the concept of a new urban order (Short, 1989). In this paper I want to develop this theme further by considering three elements of change: cities and the global economy, new images ...
The New Imperative: Green Cities for An Urban World
(Forum of Communities for Urban Sustainability, 2015-03-06)
What Nigerian cities can learn from the rest of the world
(The Conversation, 2019-09-15)
Campaign season is moving into high gear – your vote may not count as much as you think
(The Conversation, 2018-09-05)