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  • In 1950, New York and Tokyo were the only so called megacities,

  • cities with more than 10 million inhabitants.

  • By 1980, these were joined by Mexico City, Sao Paulo, and Osaka.

  • In 2010, there were over 20 megacities spanning almost every continent.

  • Today, there are 32 megacities.

  • Urbanisation is happening faster than at any time in human history.

  • Asia accounts for over half of today's megacities.

  • By 2030, nearly 9% of the world's population will live in 41 megacities,

  • but it's in Africa where some of the most rapid urbanization will take place in the future.

In 1950, New York and Tokyo were the only so called megacities,

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Urbanisation and the rise of the megacity | The Economist

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