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Asia’s Megacities to Become Mega-Mega Cities - Asia Sentinel

Asia’s Megacities to Become Mega-Mega Cities - Asia Sentinel | Urban geography | Scoop.it

Two new studies say urbanization will continue on an enormous scale

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Megacities - Mexico City Full Documentary

Megacities - Mexico City Full Documentary Megacities uncovers the rapid growth, new forms of spatial density of population, formal and informal economics as ...

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Mumbai India's Mega-city

This documentary uncovers the rapid growth, new forms of spatial density of population, formal and informal economics as well as poverty, crime, and high lev...
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​Lagos: Africa's Fastest Growing Megacity

Lagos Rising: Nigeria's capital is the fastest growing megacity in the world. Where next for "Africa's London"? Subscribe to Journeyman for more: http://www....
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Exodus: migrations, megacities and mankind on the move - Telegraph.co.uk

Exodus: migrations, megacities and mankind on the move - Telegraph.co.uk | Urban geography | Scoop.it
In pics: With his large scale works - Exodus and Timeout - photographic artist Marcus Lyon explores themes of consumption and migration in an ever-shrinking world
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Africa’s 7 Megacities: The Catalysts - Blog KPMG Africa

Africa’s 7 Megacities: The Catalysts - Blog KPMG Africa | Urban geography | Scoop.it
It is projected that by 2016, over 500 million Africans will live in urban centres, and the number of cities with more than 1 million people is expected to reach 65, compared to 52 in 2011.
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Rise in heatwaves puts pressure on city planning

Rise in heatwaves puts pressure on city planning | Urban geography | Scoop.it
An increase in hot spells uncovered by a study highlights the need for design changes such as urban cooling.
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The Global Population in 2100

The Global Population in 2100 | Urban geography | Scoop.it
Solving many of the world’s biggest environmental challenges may have just gotten more difficult.

The Department of Economic and Social Affairs of the UN recently released population data indicating the midline estimate - more than 10.8 billion by 2100 - is 800 million higher than the 2010 prediction.

Today’s rural-to-urban migration will continue in full force, with upwards of 84% of the planet living in cities at the close of the century (compared to 52 % today).

Of course population isn’t the only factor contributing to humans’ planetary impact. Consumption may be equally important when looking at the drivers of environmental change across the Earth. Nevertheless, population will continue to be a major consideration as we work to address issues ranging from energy and food security to water availability, species loss, pollution, urban planning and more in the decades ahead...


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Aleasha Reed's curator insight, September 27, 2013 9:14 AM

By the year 2100 our global population is calculated to reach 10.8 billion. The United States is expected to grow another 150 million by this time. Our population right now is 313.9 million right now. Our big cities will continue to grow, and new ones will arise as the years pass.

M-Christine Lanne's curator insight, November 11, 2013 2:44 AM

La démographie, une donnée déterminante  pour l'évolution du climat et la pression sur les ressources naturelles. Nous finissons hélas par être trop nombreux sur terre pour ce qu'elle peut supporter au rythme actuel...

MissPatel's curator insight, December 17, 2014 2:09 AM

A future to look forward to? Your potential future? Good, bad or ugly? 

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Cities on the Edge - Megacities - BBC One Documentary

Safety and security are two of the biggest challenges faced by each and every metropolis. Whether earthquake, terrorism, flood or just crime, it's the geolog...
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Forbes's 12 Fastest Growing Cities; Karachi in Pakistan Tops List - International Business Times AU

Forbes's 12 Fastest Growing Cities; Karachi in Pakistan Tops List - International Business Times AU | Urban geography | Scoop.it
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Forbes's 12 Fastest Growing Cities; Karachi in Pakistan Tops List
International Business Times AU
A city is considered a megacity when it has a population of more than 10 million people.
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The 10 fastest growing megacities in the world | Economic ...

The 10 fastest growing megacities in the world | Economic ... | Urban geography | Scoop.it
Urbanization is causing cities around the world to grow rapidly, particularly in developing nations. Ariel Schwartz at Co.Exist looks at some interesting patterns and trends in a new list of the population, land area and density of ...
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Urbanisation can be 'force for good' with better jobs and cheaper services - The Guardian

Urbanisation can be 'force for good' with better jobs and cheaper services - The Guardian | Urban geography | Scoop.it
Urbanisation can be 'force for good' with better jobs and cheaper services
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Growth will not only be in today's megacities of Shanghai or Mumbai, but also in secondary cities such as Huambo in Angola, Fushun in China and Surat in India.
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Megacities - São Paulo Full Documentary

Megacities - São Paulo Full Documentary Megacities uncovers the rapid growth, new forms of spatial density of population, formal and informal economics as we...

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Population to Explode in Asia by 2050

Population to Explode in Asia by 2050 | Urban geography | Scoop.it

A new UN report projects a middle class population of 2 billion people for the Asia Pacific region.

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Megacities - Hong Kong Full Documentary

Megacities - Hong Kong Full Documentary Megacities uncovers the rapid growth, new forms of spatial density of population, formal and informal economics as we...

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See how our megacities will 'slip under the waves' with two degree rise in temperatures

See how our megacities will 'slip under the waves' with two degree rise in temperatures | Urban geography | Scoop.it
Study shows how large parts of New York, London, Shanghai and other cities
will be submerged as a result of rising sea levels
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The World's Ten Largest Megacities - Huffington Post

The World's Ten Largest Megacities - Huffington Post | Urban geography | Scoop.it
The world is rapidly becoming urban. More than half the world's 7-plus billion people live in urban areas (urban cores, suburbs and small towns)....
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China's Pearl River Delta overtakes Tokyo as world's largest megacity - The Guardian

China's Pearl River Delta overtakes Tokyo as world's largest megacity - The Guardian | Urban geography | Scoop.it
Several hundred million more people are expected to move to cities in East Asia over the next 20 years as economies shift from agriculture to manufacturing and services, according to a World Bank report...
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Megacities face megafloods [VIDEO] - Geographical

Megacities face megafloods [VIDEO] - Geographical | Urban geography | Scoop.it
African and Asian coastal megacities are at the highest risk from a global rise in sea level, says a new report
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Walking the world's megacities: Mexico City

Walking the world's megacities: Mexico City | Urban geography | Scoop.it
Novelist DBC Pierre walks across the western hemisphere's biggest city, from colonial suburbs to steel skyscrapers (Walking the world's megacities: Mexico City http://t.co/PbCMeFO3A8)...
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The World's Fastest-Growing Megacities | Newgeography.com

The World's Fastest-Growing Megacities | Newgeography.com | Urban geography | Scoop.it
The modern megacity may have been largely an invention of the West, but it's increasingly to be found largely in the East. The seven largest megacities (defined as areas of continuous urban development of over 10 million ...
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How to keep small towns from disappearing - Financial Post

How to keep small towns from disappearing - Financial Post | Urban geography | Scoop.it
Financial Post How to keep small towns from disappearing Financial Post To withstand powerful economic forces that are compressing economic growth into leading mega-cities around the globe, he says business and political leaders in Canada's smaller...
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Megacities And The Density Delusion - Forbes

Megacities And The Density Delusion - Forbes | Urban geography | Scoop.it
Megacities And The Density Delusion Forbes Let's start at the top of the urban food chain, the world's 28 megacities of over 10 million people (which we are defining as areas of continuous urban development, incorporating suburbs and satellite...
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