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How Coffee Can Change the World -- Part 1 - Huffington Post

How Coffee Can Change the World -- Part 1 - Huffington Post | Mega Cities | Scoop.it
Huffington Post How Coffee Can Change the World -- Part 1 Huffington Post Coffee's capacity to create social equality and alleviate poverty is based on two key factors -- its ability to connect developing (producers) and developed (consumers)...
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Invest in the next global megacities - MoneyWeek

Invest in the next global megacities - MoneyWeek | Mega Cities | Scoop.it
Invest in the next global megacities MoneyWeek And the gravity is shifting towards emerging-market cities, The McKinsey Global Institute believes that by 2025, one third of all developed market cities will lose their place in the top 600 global...
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Developing Countries and Global Trade - Asia Sentinel (blog)

Developing Countries and Global Trade - Asia Sentinel (blog) | Mega Cities | Scoop.it
Developing Countries and Global Trade Asia Sentinel (blog) The majority of developing countries, including even the poorest, are increasingly participating in these global value chains, with the developing-country share of value-added trade...
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Global Strategies: Video: Becoming a "Developed World"

Global Strategies: Video: Becoming a "Developed World" | Mega Cities | Scoop.it
TrackBack. TrackBack URL for this entry: http://www.typepad.com/services/trackback/6a00d8345175a969e2017c372aeeab970b. Listed below are links to weblogs that reference Video: Becoming a "Developed World": ...
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A New Look at Urbanization's Environmental Impact - Science Daily (press release)

A New Look at Urbanization's Environmental Impact - Science Daily (press release) | Mega Cities | Scoop.it
A New Look at Urbanization's Environmental Impact Science Daily (press release) And while China has been the project's primary focus, the technology will benefit the study of urbanization around the world, particularly in Asia, Africa and South...
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Shocking Photos of Cramped Hong Kong Apartments

Shocking Photos of Cramped Hong Kong Apartments | Mega Cities | Scoop.it
American cities recently have proposed 300-square-foot or smaller “micro” apartments, but 40 square feet already is the norm for some of the poorest residents in Hong Kong.
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Taipei - Mega Cities - National Geographic Documentary

Over a hundred people packed the Observatory on the 91st floor of Taipei 101 for the Premier Party of National Geographic's Megacities. The hour-long documen...
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Rural-Urban Migration - Sinarmas World Academy International ...

Rural-Urban Migration - Sinarmas World Academy International ... | Mega Cities | Scoop.it
By 2000, there are 19 megacities and all of the cities are in developing countries except for 2, New York and Tokyo. Rural urban migration mostly take place in Less Developed Countries (LDC) like Africa, Asia and Latin ...
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Urban sustainability behind megacity projectsConstruction - Zawya

Urban sustainability behind megacity projectsConstruction - Zawya | Mega Cities | Scoop.it
Analysts at Frost & Sullivan underscore the economic potentials that future regional megacities hold for governments and investors.
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Are Indian cities getting too big to manage?

Are Indian cities getting too big to manage? | Mega Cities | Scoop.it
Managing cities is one of the world’s greatest challenges. Cities are increasingly driving countries’ economies, and more and more people are migrating to them.
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World Expo 2020: New city to rise within Dubai - gulfnews.com

World Expo 2020: New city to rise within Dubai - gulfnews.com | Mega Cities | Scoop.it
gulfnews.com World Expo 2020: New city to rise within Dubai gulfnews.com On the southwestern edge of the city, equidistant between Dubai and Abu Dhabi and connected to 300 global destination every day, the site chosen is one of the largest ever...
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Somaliland Guardian: Hargeisa: a city on the edge

In line with other growing third world cities, Hargeisa has a rapidly expanding population and is home to many refugees fleeing the violence in the South of Somalia, work seekers and settlers from neighbouring nations such as Ethiopia.
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Developing world's trade booms - iAfrica.com

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The clout of developing countries in international trade networks has doubled in the past two decades, with globalised corporations driving the trend, a United Nations body said on Wednesday.
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Inequality And Development – Analysis - Eurasia Review

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Inequality And Development – Analysis
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If the developing countries do emulate then the world economy will push the planet beyond safe operating conditions.
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China's Dire Need To Urbanise - FN Arena News

China's Dire Need To Urbanise FN Arena News The poor moved to the cities, the cities sprung up like grass, the infrastructure reached many that were left in the hinterlands, millions were lifted out of virtual serfdom and per-capita GDP just about...
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Pop-up megacity is a lesson for India - FT.com

Pop-up megacity is a lesson for India - FT.com | Mega Cities | Scoop.it
Onno Ruhl, head of the World Bank in India, calls it “an incredible logistical operation”. Harvard researchers describe it as “a pop-up megacity”.
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Africa is the world’s fastest developing e-learning market

Africa is the world’s fastest developing e-learning market | Mega Cities | Scoop.it
Infinite Opportunities RT @JeanetteViljoen: Africa world’s fastest developing e-learning market
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Why Power Outage May Persist - Leadership Newspapers

Why Power Outage May Persist - Leadership Newspapers | Mega Cities | Scoop.it
Why Power Outage May Persist Leadership Newspapers According to Mrs Faith Oghadalor, a stylist; without steady power supply, small businesses cannot grow and that is why industrious Nigerians have relocated their businesses to other African...
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The Rise of Megacities

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By 2025, the developing world will be home to 29 megacities.


Through this interactive mapping feature with rich call-out boxes, the reader can explore the latest UN estimates and forecasts on the growth of megacities (urban areas with over 10 million residents).  These 'cities on steroids' have been growing tremendously since the 1950s and present a unique set of geographic challenges and opportunities for their residents. 


Tags: urban, megacities.


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Matt Mallinson's comment, November 19, 2012 7:27 AM
If that's what is predicted for 2025, how populated will our world be by 2050? Scary to think about.
Seth Dixon's curator insight, January 16, 2013 9:28 AM

Through this interactive mapping feature with rich call-out boxes, the reader can explore the latest UN estimates and forecasts on the growth of megacities (urban areas with over 10 million residents).  These 'cities on steroids' have been growing tremendously since the 1950s and present a unique set of geographic challenges and opportunities for their residents. 


Download the data yourself as a CSV file and your can import this into ArcGIS online and symbolize your map with any of the columns in the dataset.  


Tags: urban, megacities.


Peter Steffan's curator insight, October 9, 2013 2:00 PM

Very cool!