The 7th International Conference on Cities, People and Places (ICCPP-2019), ‘Caring and Managing Cities’: Transforming futures, was held from November 14th to 16th, 2019, at the Sri Lanka Foundation Institute in Colombo, Sri Lanka. The ‘UOM Lab- Centre for Cities’ and the Department of Architecture of the University of Moratuwa in Sri Lanka in collaboration with its international and national academic partners organized the event.