An international perspective on urbanisation

An international perspective on urbanisation


United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs Population Division.

For the first time in history, more people live now in urban than in rural areas. In 2010, urban  areas are home to 3.5 billion people, or 50.5 per cent of the world’s population. In the next four decades, all of the world’s population growth is expected to take place in urban areas, which will also draw in  some of the rural population through rural to urban migration. 

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