BBC Online recently posted on 'Your pictures of urban growth' - a project to collect pictures on urbanisation - before & after:
"The pace of change over the last 50 years has swallowed up large tracts of countryside and transformed towns into cities, cities into megacities.
The BBC is running a special season of features, quizzes, picture galleries and statistical guides starting next week and we would like your help.
Have you any pictures showing the old and the new? We're interested in images that show the 'before and after' of urbanisation. Have you photographs of rural areas before the arrival of concrete? Send them to firstname.lastname@example.org."