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Demographic Trends and Urbanization

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https://openknowledge.worldbank.org/handle/10986/2201
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Other Urban Study
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World Bank Group
dc.date.accessioned
2021-04-20T20:40:36Z
dc.date.available
2021-04-20T20:40:36Z
dc.date.issued
2021-04
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2021-08-12T17:41:13Z
dc.description.abstract
It is now widely accepted that the future is urban. Over 55 percent of the world’s population lived in urban areas in 2018; by 2050, this proportion will grow to two-thirds. The United Nations calls urbanization one of four “demographic mega-trends” (UNDESA 2019), along with population growth, aging, and international migration. Yet patterns of urbanization are highly heterogeneous, both within and across countries. Asia and Africa will see both the largest numbers of urban dwellers and the fastest growth in urbanization. In fact, seven of the ten countries with the fastest projected urbanization rates between 2018 and 2050 are located in Africa. Burundi is expected to urbanize fastest in the coming decades, followed by Nepal and Malawi. Although global urbanization will continue, its pace is expected to slow in the future, with both the absolute size of the urban population and the proportion of urban dwellers likely to grow less rapidly (UNDESA 2019). Already, we are beginning to see shrinking cities in some parts of Eastern Europe, where both total population and urban population are declining. Since urbanization and urban growth are so disparate across geographies, the implications of these trends are also very localized. As Part II of this chapter, we highlight some global demographic trends and their implications for urban areas, while Part III will highlight some regional trends.
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http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/260581617988607640/Demographic-Trends-and-Cities-Framing-the-Report
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http://hdl.handle.net/10986/35469
dc.language
English
dc.publisher
World Bank, Washington, DC
dc.rights
CC BY 3.0 IGO
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World Bank
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http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/igo
dc.subject
DEMOGRAPHIC TRENDS
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URBANIZATION
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URBAN TRENDS
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CITY GROWTH
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PANDEMIC IMPACT
dc.title
Demographic Trends and Urbanization
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Report
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2021-04-09
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Economic & Sector Work
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Economic & Sector Work :: Other Urban Study
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http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/260581617988607640/Demographic-Trends-and-Cities-Framing-the-Report
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yes
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260581617988607640
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32986045
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158009
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true
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en
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http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/260581617988607640/pdf/Demographic-Trends-and-Cities-Framing-the-Report.pdf
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okr.topic
Health, Nutrition and Population :: Demographics
okr.topic
Urban Development :: Urban Economic Development
okr.unit
Urban GP (SURGP)

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