A Tale of New Cities

Peer-reviewed Journal Article

Miklian, Jason & Kristian Hoelscher (2014) A Tale of New Cities, Harvard International Review 36(1): 13–18.

​​​The global shift from rural to urban living will be the most important demographic transformation of the 21st century, and 300 million people are projected to move into India's already overcrowded cities over the next quarter-century. But the solutions to this challenge may cause more problems than they solve. In this article, we explore the planned city of Lavasa in western India in order to unpack the complex relationships of community, culture, and business as India attempts a peaceful transition from a rural to urban society.​​