Green motorcycles in the avenue in Paharganj, Delhi. Credit: Fotos593 /

This article was originally published by SAGE publications in ‘Environment and Urbanization ASIA’. Please visit the link below to view and download the full article.


This prologue establishes the case for a comparative study of urban neighbourhoods in cities in developing countries in Asia and Africa to help achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goals. The authors first outline the debates about sustainable development and sustainable cities. They then discuss the urgent need for comparative and multi-disciplinary research on the internal physical and socio-economic structures of cities and sustainable issues at the neighbourhood level.

Wang, Y. P., & Kintrea, K. (2019). Sustainable, Healthy and Learning Cities and Neighbourhoods. Environment and Urbanization ASIA10(2), 146–150.