City Changer Labs a thought provoking example for the BRICS

Interestingly, the BRICS Policy Centre define BRICS-cities through a specific category that does not fit a particular definition of mega cities or global cities, such combination grants these cities special features and opportunities to develop its own path of development. This is an important factor in recognizing its own model and features as oppose to replicating without regard to spatial and social contexts.

While cities are hubs of opportunities, they present a dual reality. They co-exist side by side with modern infrastructure and efficient buildings and slums and extreme poverty, features prevalent in the BRICS countries. However, these spaces are powerful engines of growth; their expected prosperity, potentials and opportunities they offer for their inhabitants outweigh their dysfunctionalities.