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Your world of tomorrow: Self sufficient mega cities

Your world of tomorrow: Self sufficient mega cities | Mega Cities | Scoop.it

The cities of the world are facing
multiple challenges (space, health, jobs and a conflict with the nature amid threats of climate change and global warming). Will we be able to build self-sufficient mega cities?


Via Trendcancan, Jade Adamietz, Sally Egan
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Mega-cities pose climate test as consumption grows

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Mega-cities pose climate test as consumption grows...

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Top 10 Most Populated Cities In The World

Top 10 Most Populated Cities In The World | Mega Cities | Scoop.it
Urbanization has led to what are known as mega-cities, cities with a population of over 10 million people. These mega-cities have become so large that they often lead to terrible pollution, traffic, and extreme poverty.

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Erik Seglem's comment, March 15, 2013 11:22 AM
This is an interesting article, but it doesn't say how they came to their numbers. It seems like they may only be talking about within the 'city' limits, or some very old data. http://www.citypopulation.de/world/Agglomerations.html has some very different numbers as of the beginning of this year, their numbers however are the entire aggomeration and not just the 'city' limits.
Sally Egan's curator insight, March 18, 2013 7:17 PM

Over half the global population lives in cities, and the problems confronting these megacities will loom large for future sustainability issues--both at local and global scales. This list ranks the cities by city limits and governance jurisdiction (not by the expanded metropolitan area). 

 

 This is an interesting article, but it doesn't say how they came to their numbers. It seems like they may only be talking about within the 'city' limits, or some very old data. http://www.citypopulation.de/world/Agglomerations.html has some very different numbers as of the beginning of this year, their numbers however are the entire aggomeration and not just the 'city' limits.

L.Long's curator insight, August 28, 2015 6:08 AM

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Mega Cities Could Trigger Water Shortages and Social Unrest - Inter Press Service

Mega Cities Could Trigger Water Shortages and Social UnrestInter Press ServiceSTOCKHOLM, Aug 23, 2011 (IPS) - The rapid growth of urban population - described as one of the world's major demographic trends - has triggered an explosion of "mega cities"...

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