@UN World Urbanization Prospects report – half the world lives in urban areas – an annotated infographic

According to figures featured in the UN’s World Urbanization Prospects report, more than half of the global population currently lives in urban areas. That proportion is projected to reach two-thirds by 2050. So much for the vaunted dream of giving up the rat race and escaping to the country. Seems like the rat race is most definitely still on and is picking up speed.

Click on the graphic for an expanded view.

Global urban population figures

Global urban population figures

 

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