Remote sensing has significantly advanced our understanding of urban areas over the last fifty years. From the size, shape, and distribution of urban land cover to their growth and decline, satellite imagery have contributed fundamental knowledge about urban areas. Today, there is a growing community of researchers, policymakers, practitioners and the public who want information about the urban. At the same time, citizen science and the widespread availability of satellite data are changing expectations about urban information from space. This talk will discuss the growing user community of urban satellite information, focusing on policy-making at national to international scale. What are the gaps in knowledge and can urban remote sensing scientists deliver?