As we move into a more urban future, cities are the main setting for social change, economic transformations, political challenges and ecological concerns. This series aims to capture some of the excitement and challenges of understanding cities. It provides a forum for interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary scholarship. International in scope, it will embrace empirical and theoretical studies, comparative and case study approaches. The series will provide a discussion site and theoretical platform for cutting edge research by publishing innovative and high quality authored, co-authored and edited works at the frontier of contemporary urban scholarship.