Rachel Keeton (1984) is an urban researcher specialised in contemporary New Towns. She obtained her masters in architecture in 2008, and worked at the International New Town Institute from 2009-2015. In 2015 Keeton opened her own office for urban research: Urban Anecdote. She is the author of ‘Rising in the East: Contemporary New Towns in Asia’ (SUN, 2011), and co-editor (with Michelle Provoost) of ‘To Build a City in Africa: A History and a Manual’ (Nai010, 2019). Keeton is a Global Initiative Fellow, currently pursuing a Ph.D. in urbanism at TU Delft.