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Cities

Did you know

  • 50% in 2015

    Half of humanity – i.e. more than 3.5 billion people – live in cities.

  • 60% by 2030

    By 2030, almost 60% of the world’s population will live in urban areas.

  • Slums

    828 million people live in slums and the number keeps rising.

  • Urban Expansion

    95% of urban expansion in the next decades will take place in

    developing world.

  • The world’s cities

    occupy 2% of the Earth’s land,

    account for 60-80% of energy consumption and

    75% of carbon emissions,

    and generate more than 70% of global GDP.

  • Rapid urbanization exerts pressure on fresh water supplies, sewage, the living environment, and public health.

  • Innovative Culture

    But the high density of cities can bring efficiency gains and technological innovation while reducing resource and energy consumption.

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