“The Age of Megacities” or Ecumenopolis


Development/ Expansion/Madness of 10 mega-cities during last century!

Macroform developments of 10 megacities (Los Angeles, Chicago, Mexico City, Sao Paulo, London, Paris, Lagos, Johannesburg, Shanghai, Tokyo)  are mapped by ESRI. Sure there should be Istanbul among them with its 13-million-population and monstrous development!

The world is a crowded place, with more than 7 billion people on the planet as of 2014. About half of this population lives in urban areas, and ongoing migration into city centers has given rise to the megacity—a metropolitan area with 10 million people or more.

Today the world has 28 megacities, according to the United Nations, and that figure is projected to increase. Scroll down to explore the historic growth of ten of today’s largest cities.

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