Inside the slums and gated communities the opportunities and obstacles to sustainable and inclusive urban development can be seen.
A paper in a leading scientific journal calls for much greater engagement of scientists in urban policy and practice.
How can cities in the rapidly urbanising world benefit from Smart City approaches to urban management?
The first issue of a new journal gives insights to new ways of thinking about cities.
The changes taking place in South Asian cities are th focus of a major conference in Lahore next year, for which proposals for paper are now invited. The organisers make the point that much urban research has focused on Europe and North America, while the dramatic urbanisation of South Asia has received much less attention.
India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi this week launched his government's response to the urbanisation challenges it faces. The Smart Cities initiative was announced alongside a "Housing for All by 2022" programme. The aim is to create new Smart Cities while also regenerating old urban areas and addressing sustainability issues.