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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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Bhopkins's curator insight, September 23, 2013 6:56 PM

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...

Aleasha Reed's curator insight, September 27, 2013 6:14 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 10, 2013 11:44 PM

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...

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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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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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How smart cities will play a role in sustaining Asia's growth - ABS CBN News

How smart cities will play a role in sustaining Asia's growth - ABS CBN News | Urban geography | Scoop.it
How smart cities will play a role in sustaining Asia's growth
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In 2010, Asia was home to 12 of the world's 23 megacities, or just over half.
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Women not safe in mega cities, reveals Parliamentary panel - The Hindu

Women not safe in mega cities, reveals Parliamentary panel - The Hindu | Urban geography | Scoop.it
Women not safe in mega cities, reveals Parliamentary panel The Hindu Mega cities with modern police apparatus are not a guarantee for being safe for women, a Parliamentary panel has cautioned while noting that Delhi accounts for among the highest...
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Megacities: 70% Of World Population Expected To Live In Cities By 2050

Megacities: 70% Of World Population Expected To Live In Cities By 2050 | Urban geography | Scoop.it
As the world’s population grows, it is also moving rapidly into city areas. By 2050, seven out of 10 people on the planet will live in a city.
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The Happiest Cities in the World [Infographic]

The Happiest Cities in the World [Infographic] | Urban geography | Scoop.it

Happiness is a fleeting commodity in reality, it comes and goes, but the perception of happiness is the real bottom-line driver for cities and their branding.

 

What makes urban dwellers happy? According to a 10,000 respondent, 20 country research effort from GfK Custom Research, it is a location-based perception: does your city offer you places to go that make you happy? Apparently, the perception-reality gap is what is really interesting the city governments. Happiness is a fleeting commodity in reality, it comes and goes, but the perception of happiness is the real bottom-line driver for cities and their branding.

The winning locations end up being quite obvious candidates; entertainment and cultural heavyweights, beautiful urban areas and laid-back lifestyles lead the march...

See more statistics and data at the infographic and article link.


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Ciudades felices y ciudades inteligentes son #ideas que siempre deben ir de la mano #smartcities, no te pierdas esta #inforgrafía

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NYC's Daily Carbon Footprint Visualized

NYC's Daily Carbon Footprint Visualized | Urban geography | Scoop.it

With one of the best public transportations systems in the world, individual New Yorkers tend to have smaller carbon footprints than typical Suburbanites, but with a population of over 8.2 million, the carbon footprint for the city itself is pretty outrageous.


This visualization shows what it would look like if all of the carbon dioxide emitted from vehicles, buildings, factories, and people could be captured in “bubbles.” Each turquoise orb represents one ton of CO2, which would fill a sphere with a diameter of 33 feet, and as of now two are released every second in the Big Apple!

 

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Disaster looms for Asia's mega-cities, bank warns

Disaster looms for Asia's mega-cities, bank warns | Urban geography | Scoop.it
ASIA'S cities are becoming increasingly vulnerable to natural disasters as they struggle with poor planning, population explosions and climate change, the Asian Development Bank has warned.
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Frost & Sullivan: China to See Unparalleled Urban Growth with 13 Mega Cities, 4 Mega Regions and 6 Mega Corridors by 2025 - The Sacramento Bee

Frost & Sullivan: China to See Unparalleled Urban Growth with 13 Mega Cities, 4 Mega Regions and 6 Mega Corridors by 2025 - The Sacramento Bee | Urban geography | Scoop.it
/PRNewswire/ -- China is set to become the largest economy in the world by 2025 with a nominal GDP value of US$38 trillion.
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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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Agenda 21 Mega-Cities Will Require Vertical Farming to Maximize ...

Agenda 21 Mega-Cities Will Require Vertical Farming to Maximize ... | Urban geography | Scoop.it
In 2050, the UN Population Division says that, after 80% of the population of America has been moved into the Agenda 21 mega-cities, there will be a need to construct vertical farms in order to feed the urbanized residents.
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VERITAS w/ Mel Fabregas: Model for megacities? Mexico City ...

Mexico City was once known for its smoggy landscape with industrial eyesores such as the 18 de Marzo Refinery spewing ozone-forming emissions such as sulfur dioxide. The cloud of contaminants hanging over the capital ...
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Ritemail: The World's Biggest Megacities

Ritemail: The World's Biggest Megacities | Urban geography | Scoop.it
The World's Biggest Megacities. 20. Buenos Aires. Buenos Aires is known for its European style architecture and culture, a legacy of the. Urban area: 13.5 million people. City: 2.9 million people. According to the 2012 edition ...
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How can we involve children in solving the world's water woes? (Infographic)

How can we involve children in solving the world's water woes? (Infographic) | Urban geography | Scoop.it

The theme for World Water Day this year is cooperation.


This year is also the International Year of Water Cooperation. If we’re going to work together to overcome the challenges of a region that has a water problem, it’s going to take the participation of everyone – children included.


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The Promise of Chinese Eco-cities - National Geographic

The Promise of Chinese Eco-cities - National Geographic | Urban geography | Scoop.it
The Promise of Chinese Eco-citiesNational GeographicThis will still be far less than most megacities in the world such as Sao Paulo or Mumbai, which will by then be as much as 100 times this size.
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The rise of megacities

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The Guardian presents the Rise of Megacities - Interactive Tour of the future megacities from Mexico to Lagos and Dhaka (RT @architecturelab: The rise of megacities http://t.co/V4f5YfuC #architecture...)...
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Megacities Challenge: China's Emerging Megaregions – ThinkBrigade

Megacities Challenge: China's Emerging Megaregions – ThinkBrigade | Urban geography | Scoop.it
Hundreds of millions of people are now living in Megacities, holding a population of 10 million or more, which are starting to dominate not only particular areas, but whole regions. China is a case in point.
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AECOM - News - Regenerating the world’s megacities

AECOM - News - Regenerating the world’s megacities | Urban geography | Scoop.it
The BBC World News series Horizons visits Mumbai, India, São Paulo, Brazil, and London, U.K., in its sixteenth episode to examine solutions to challenges of urban decay in the world’s megacities.
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