Megacities, with populations of over 10 million people and sprawling in size, are seeing a steady growth in countries like China, Singapore, and India.

To explore what that means for their inhabitants, resources, and environment, we have gathered author Owen Hatherley, and academic Iqbal Hamiduddin to discuss this fascinating phenomenon, a direct result of our planet’s rapidly growing population.

Through perspectives rooted in architecture, design, and sustainability, the panel will examine cutting-edge, often surprising innovations and inventions in urban planning and city design, as well as the storied history of these vast urban agglomerations.

About The Authors

Owen Hatherley

Owen Hatherley writes regularly on politics and aesthetics for Architectural Review, Dezeen, the Guardian and Prospect. His books include The Chaplin Machine (Pluto, 2016), Trans-Europe Express (Penguin 2018) and The Adventures of Owen Hatherley in the Post-Soviet Space (Repeater 2018). He is the culture editor of Tribune.

Iqbal Hamiduddin

Dr Iqbal Hamiduddin is a lecturer in urban planning at the Bartlett School, University College London where he specialises in transport and housing issues.