"Madame, bear in mind That princes govern all things--save the wind." -Victor Hugo, The Infanta's Rose

Sunday, June 22, 2008

19-20-21

19 cities with over
20 million population in the
21 st Century.

Supercities are rising -- vast urban hubs that will radically define the world's future economic and cultural landscape. In 1800, less than 3% of the world's population lived in cities, in fact most people lived their entire lives without ever seeing one. By 1900, 150 million people lived in the world's cities; that number has now surged past three billion, and as of last year, more than half the people on earth live in cities. By 2050, it will be more than 2/3 of us. Humans are now predominantly an urban species, but our population, including the public and private sector, is not yet adequately prepared for life in these intensely urban hubs.

What's this all about? How will it affect you? Click here.

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