World's Fastest Growing Megacities - August, 2013

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World’s Fastest Growing Megacities
Forbes.com
4th August, 2013

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World's Fastest Growing Megacities - August, 2013

  1. 1. Growing City Artist: De Es Schwetberger - Oil Painting
  2. 2. “The large urban agglomerates we call megacities are increasingly a developing world phenomenon that will affect the future prosperity and stability of the entire world.” George Bugliarello Megacities and the Developing World Facts:  In the decade of 1950-1960, 60% of the growth of megacities was in the developing world.  Between 2000 and 2010, the developing world accounted for 90%.  Out of the 28 biggest cities on Earth, only 6 are in the developed world. Note: The list of The Fastest-Growing Megacities, used population data from the 2013 edition of ‘Demographia World Urban Areas’; the only regularly published survey of urban area populations. The population estimates are for areas of continuous urbanization which includes central cities and their satellite communities, but excludes adjacent rural territory. Adapted from: Forbes.com “Cities, particularly emerging megacities in developing and newly industrialising countries, play a significant role in climate change. They are both massive contributors of greenhouse gases as well as sensitive victims to its consequences.” Future Megacities 2013
  3. 3. Karachi, PAKISTAN Population (Est.): 20.88 million people Population Growth from 2000-10: 80.5% The Capital City of Pakistan is: Islamabad
  4. 4. Karachi, PAKISTAN Population (Est.): 20.88 million people Population Growth from 2000-10: 80.5% The Capital City of Pakistan is: Islamabad Coordinates: Latitude: 24 51’ North Longitude: 67 02’ East
  5. 5. Shenzhen, CHINA Population (Est.): 12.51 million people Population Growth from 2000-10: 56.1% The Capital City of China is: Beijing
  6. 6. Shenzhen, CHINA Population (Est.): 12.51 million people Population Growth from 2000-10: 56.1% The Capital City of China is: Beijing Coordinates: Latitude: 22 39’ North Longitude: 114 13’ East
  7. 7. Lagos, NIGERIA Population (Est.): 12.09 million people Population Growth from 2000-10: 48.2% The Capital City of Nigeria is: Abuja
  8. 8. Lagos, NIGERIA Population (Est.): 12.09 million people Population Growth from 2000-10: 48.2% The Capital City of Nigeria is: Abuja Coordinates: Latitude: 06 27’ North Longitude: 03 21’ East
  9. 9. Beijing, CHINA Population (Est.): 18.24 million people Population Growth from 2000-10: 47.6% The Capital City of China is: Beijing
  10. 10. Beijing, CHINA Population (Est.): 18.24 million people Population Growth from 2000-10: 47.6% The Capital City of China is: Beijing Coordinates: Latitude: 39 55’ North Longitude: 116 23’ East
  11. 11. Bangkok, THAILAND Population (Est.): 14.54 million people Population Growth from 2000-10: 45.2% The Capital City of Thailand: Bangkok
  12. 12. Bangkok, THAILAND Population (Est.): 14.54 million people Population Growth from 2000-10: 45.2% The Capital City of Thailand: Bangkok Coordinates: Latitude: 13 44’ North Longitude: 100 30’ East
  13. 13. Dhaka, BANGLADESH Population (Est.): 14.34 million people Population Growth from 2000-10: 45.2% The Capital City of Bangladesh: Dhaka
  14. 14. Dhaka, BANGLADESH Population (Est.): 14.34 million people Population Growth from 2000-10: 45.2% The Capital City of Bangladesh: Dhaka Coordinates: Latitude: 23 43’ North Longitude: 90 25’ East
  15. 15. Guangzhou-Foshan, CHINA Population (Est.): 17.69 million people Population Growth from 2000-10: 43% The Capital City of China is: Beijing
  16. 16. Guangzhou-Foshan, CHINA Population (Est.): 17.69 million people Population Growth from 2000-10: 43% The Capital City of China is: Beijing Coordinates: Latitude: 23 08’ North Longitude: 113 16’ East
  17. 17. Shanghai, CHINA Population (Est.): 21.77 million people Population Growth from 2000-10: 40.1% The Capital City of China is: Beijing
  18. 18. Shanghai, CHINA Population (Est.): 21.77 million people Population Growth from 2000-10: 40.1% The Capital City of China is: Beijing Coordinates: Latitude: 31 14’ North Longitude: 121 27’ East
  19. 19. Delhi, INDIA Population (Est.): 22.83 million people Population Growth from 2000-10: 39.2% The Capital City of India is: New Delhi
  20. 20. Delhi, INDIA Population (Est.): 22.83 million people Population Growth from 2000-10: 39.2% The Capital City of India is: New Delhi Coordinates: Latitude: 28 40’ North Longitude: 77 14’ East
  21. 21. Jakarta, INDONESIA Population (Est.): 26.75 million people Population Growth from 2000-10: 34.6% The Capital City of Indonesia: Jakarta
  22. 22. Jakarta, INDONESIA Population (Est.): 26.75 million people Population Growth from 2000-10: 34.6% The Capital City of Indonesia: Jakarta Coordinates: Latitude: 06 09’ South Longitude: 106 49’ East
  23. 23. Istanbul, TURKEY Population (Est.): 12.92 million people Population Growth from 2000-10: 25.3% The Capital City of Turkey: Ankara
  24. 24. Istanbul, TURKEY Population (Est.): 12.92 million people Population Growth from 2000-10: 25.3% The Capital City of Turkey: Ankara Coordinates: Latitude: 41 01’ North Longitude: 28 58’ East
  25. 25. Vocabulary: [Remember: as cities grow and merge, new urban configurations are formed.] City Region An urban development on a massive scale: a major city that expands beyond administrative boundaries to engulf small cities, towns and semi-urban and rural hinterlands, sometimes expanding sufficiently to merge with other cities, forming large conurbations that eventually become city regions. City Proper The population living within the administrative boundaries of a city, e.g., Washington, D.C. Conurbation An extended urban area, typically consisting of several towns merging with the suburbs of one or more cities. Hinterland • • • Land lying behind something, esp. a coast or the shore of a river Remote or undeveloped areas of a country An area located near and dependent on a large city, esp. a port Megacity An urban agglomeration with a population of 10 million people and no more than 20 million. Metacity A major conurbation – a megacity of more than 20 million people.
  26. 26. Vocabulary [continued]: Megaregion A rapidly growing urban cluster surrounded by low density hinterland, formed as a result of expansion, growth and geographical convergence of more than one metropolitan area and other agglomerations (the action or process of collecting in a mass). Metropolitan Area/Region A formal local government area comprising the urban area as a whole and its primary commuter areas, typically formed around a city with a large concentration of people (i.e., a population of at least 100,000). Peri-Urban Area An area between consolidated urban and rural regions. Rural Area Relating to the country and the people who live there instead of the city (urban area). Urban Area The definition of ‘urban’ varies from country to country and with periodic reclassification, can also vary within one country overtime, making direct comparisons difficult. An ‘Urban Area’ can be defined by one or more of the following: • Administrative criteria or political boundaries o e.g. area within the jurisdiction of a municipality or town committee.
  27. 27. Vocabulary [continued]: • • • • A threshold population size o i.e. where the minimum for an urban settlement is typically in the region of 2,000 people, although this varies globally between 200 and 50,000 people. Population density Economic function o e.g. where a significant majority of the population is not primarily engaged in agriculture or where there is surplus employment The presence of ‘urban’ characteristics o e.g. paved streets, electric lighting, sewerage. In 2010, 3.5 billion people lived in areas classified as ‘urban’. Urban Agglomeration The population of a built-up or densely populated area containing the city proper, suburbs and continuously settled commuter areas or adjoining territory inhabited at urban levels of residential density. Urban Corridors A linear ‘ribbon’ system of urban organization; cities of various sizes linked through transportation and economic axes, often running between major cities. Urban corridors spark business and change the nature and function of individual town and cities, promoting regional economic growth but also often reinforcing urban primacy and unbalanced regional development. Definitions: Merriam-Webster Dictionary and from the report on The State of the World's Children 2012
  28. 28. Forbes.com: The World's Fastest-Growing Megacities Future Megacities Future Megacities Megacities and the Developing World Worldclocks, Coordinates, Locations

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