Africa and Asia are projected to become 56% and 64% urban, respectively, by 2050.
More than 60% of the projected increase in urban population from 2010 to 2050 will take place in Asia, many in hazard-prone locations.
- Much of the urban population growth is expected to take place in Asia and Africa. Between 1990 and 2015, urban population in Africa doubled, while in Asia it grew by 1.1 billion. | Related Megatrends: Geopower; Natural resources; Demography; Security; Climate change and environmental; Health
- By 2025, China will have more than 220 cities with populations over 1 million and 8 megacities with over 10 million.
China's 55% urbanisation rate is expected to reach 60%, according to their $6.8 trillion “National New-type Urbanisation Plan (2014-2020)". | Related Megatrends: Geopower; Security; Climate change and environmental