Thursday, November 6, 2014

Globally, Cities are Growing by as Much as 70 People per Hour

The World Economic Forum reports:
Our planet is urbanizing at a staggering rate: today, more than half the world’s population lives in cities, and the number is growing. London has grown from 1 to 8.5 million in 140 years, while Mumbai, Lagos, Istanbul and Sao Paulo have grown by at least 200,000 people per year in recent decades, with Lagos growing by 600,000 per year – a rate of 70 people per hour.


  1. Everybody should live in cities. Its only due to govts subsidizing suburbs that people live there.

  2. Cities are even more subsidized by government than the burbs. Everyone that doesn't want to work moves to the cities for easier access to government handouts. I lived most of my life in cities and have worked hard to get out of them.

    Humans need space to breath in order to be happy. Cities are not healthy for a happy civilization.