Amrut Abhyankar

A majority of the global population lives in urban settings. Long-established cities like Beijing, Lagos, Mexico City, and Tokyo are brimming with new residents. Where populations simply outgrow their environs, new cities are created from thin air—or rather, from farmland and pristine landscape. To control its own infrastructure and population issues, Mumbai, India simply created a sister city right next door: Navi Mumbai. Amrut Abhyankar explores this emerging landscape and finds that within the cacophony of the new setting, the "city life" is simply forgotten.