Book Description: This book shows how cities are contributing much more to economic development than the rest of the country. In particular the middle size towns in China and India still have a huge potential to absorb migrants and contribute to economic growth. In China the biggest cities tend to grow slower, probably because environmental, traffic and problems of administration tend to increase. In India these cities still benefit from the cheap labour going there. Both countries would benefit from developing their urban innovative milieu, because future growth will require new technologies, new products and new ways of dealing with urban issues.