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Quick study: Ricky Burdett on changing cities: man v city

Burdett, Ricky (2014) Quick study: Ricky Burdett on changing cities: man v city. Prospero Blog (The Economist) (30 Sep 2014). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

Are cities getting bigger? At the moment 54% of the world’s population live in cities. By 2050 it could be 75%. Five generations ago, in 1900, that figure was 10%. Not only have cities become bigger, the speed at which cities are growing is something we’ve never experienced before. In Lagos, Mumbai and Dhaka, for example, there are roughly 35-45 people per hour being born or moving into those cities. That's over 300,000 a year. The impact of that is enormous—sewers, lighting, electricity provision, housing, hospitals. These urgent issues are not necessarily addressed by the cities that are growing the most.

Item Type: Website (Blog Entry)
Official URL: http://www.economist.com/blogs/prospero
Additional Information: © 2015 The Economist Newspaper Limited
Divisions: Sociology
LSE Cities
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GF Human ecology. Anthropogeography
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD100 Land Use
H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
Sets: Departments > Sociology
Research centres and groups > LSE Cities (Cities Programme)
Date Deposited: 23 Jan 2015 16:02
Last Modified: 23 Jan 2015 16:02
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/60791

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