City management and urban planning
According to the Encyclopedia Britannica, urban planning is the "design and regulation of the uses of space that focus on the physical form, economic functions, and social impacts of the urban environment and on the location of different activities within it. Because urban planning draws upon engineering, architectural, and social and political concerns, it is variously a technical profession, an endeavour involving political will and public participation, and an academic discipline". A science that can be studied from different points of view, which at the same time are complementary, such as architecture, law, geography, economics or sociology. Below we provide a monograph to introduce the nature of the urban planning approach and management of cities in more depth.
Discussing platforms and initiatives
Given expectations over the next few years of an enormous increase of the population in cities and urban settlements, numerous initiatives have emerged that seek to debate and propose some foundations for 21st century urban development that ensure planned urbanization, sustainability and the technological development of urban settlements.