The Asian Urban Research Association (AURA) is an association of scholars and practitioners dedicated to the exchange of views and experiences on cities, metropolitan areas, urbanization, and closely related social, economic, political, and environmental issues in the Asian context. AURA promotes and accomplishes a dialogue that shares research, planning, and problem-solving through the Asian Urbanization Conference series, publications, a newsletter, and the sharing of professional contacts. Current efforts are focused on the 14th Asian Urbanization Conference scheduled for January 8-10, 2018 in Bangkok, Thailand. The conference is being jointly organized by King Mongkut’s Institute of Technology – Kadkrabang (KMITL) and Khon Kaen University. The conference venue will be KMITL in Bangkok.