Documentary: Paris MegaCities ShortDocs Citizen Film Festival

Short Documentaries filmed by Citizens to Show Existing Solutions and Inspire New Initiatives?

Megacities of the world present lots of opportunities, but are also full of challenges.

So we need your help to bring to light, through the lense of your documentary, local inspiring solutions that have been implemented by a person or a community, near your home that have met those challenges head on. Through your story you could potentially change the lives of a friend, a neighbor, a family in another Megacity.

Your short documentary will change the world. (megacities-shortdocs.org)

“The Age of Megacities” or Ecumenopolis

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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.

For the rest, check here!