What does the developing world have to learn from the United Kingdom about housing and planning? Plenty as it turns out—particularly about the unintended consequences of well intentioned policies. The Making Cities work for Growth Project of the Wolfensohn Center for Development at Brookings sponsored a series of lectures, focusing on the U.K. experience, in India given by Kate Barker in February of 2010. Kate Barker is a former external member of the Monetary Policy Committee of the Bank of England. The U.K. experience is relevant for fast-growing developing countries for several unexpected reasons.