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Ten New Mega Cities By 2030 – Some New Data for the Classroom

According to the World Economic Forum, ten world cities are predicted to achieve mega-city status by the year 2030. Mega-cities are urban areas with over 10 million inhabitants, and there are currently 31 of them across the world. The continued … Continue reading

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World Bank Review of 2018 in Charts

  The World Bank has produced an interesting review  of 2018 that summarises the major future challenges faced by our planet in 14 charts. Each chart is accompanied by some useful extra data and information, and they cover: Extreme poverty … Continue reading

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Rapid Urban Growth in India – a Top Ten List for the Classroom

I’m a sucker for a good geography list, so here is a fascinating one to start the New Year. It has been produced by Oxford Economics, following a study of 780 world cities. It predicts that the top 10 fastest-growing … Continue reading

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Mega Cities On The Rise – A Data Update

More than half the world’s population currently live in cities, and the planet is becoming increasingly urban. The proportion of city dwellers is estimated (by the United Nations) to reach 65% in the coming decades. Many developed world cities (if … Continue reading

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