To celebrate World Habitat Day SHLC launch new city profiles as part of a special edition of Environment and Urbanization ASIA.

The United Nations estimates that more than 3 billion people will be added to the urban population by 2050. This scale of urbanisation can provide positive opportunities for economic growth and social change, but it is also creating unprecedented challenges.

The new journal articles, which can be viewed downloaded in the linked below, present an evolution of the concept of ‘neighbourhood’ as well as an overview of rapid urbanisation and its impact in a series of city profiles.

The city profiles, published in a Special Issue of Environment and Urbanization ASIA, explore previous, current and future challenges and suggest pathways to enhance the economic and social sustanability of fast-growing cities.

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