Cities We Live In

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Data visualization that reflects vigorous urbanization being processed in every country across the world, and top 500 biggest urban areas since 1975

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Urbanization entails the growth of cities that stems from an increase in population such as new birth or, more commonly, the migration of new settlers. As cities are getting bigger, they eventually turn into an agglomeration of urban areas: a metropolis.

The world has been urbanized so vigorously that, according to the United Nation, half of the world’s population was living in urban areas at the end of 2008. Besides this intriguing information, Department of Economic and Social Affairs of the United Nation has accumulated the vast data regarding the change in population of urban areas and urbanization proportion of countries over the recent history, including the growth prediction for upcoming near future. Cities We Live in visualizes data about changes of both urbanization proportions of all the countries with 500,000 inhabitants or more, and top 500 biggest urban areas in every decade from 1975 to 2015.

Data source: Department of Economic and Social Affairs of the UN

Cities We Live In, Sunghoon Kim
Cities We Live In, Sunghoon Kim
Cities We Live In, Sunghoon Kim
Cities We Live In, Sunghoon Kim