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Megatrend 2: Rapid URBANIZATION

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How will we live in the future: In cities of dreams or urban nightmares? Did you know that In 1800, only 3 percent of us lived in cities. Now it's 50 percent. 70 million people are added to this total every year. Obviously cities cannot keep growing in the same way. We have tough choices trying to make our cities livable for everyone. Yet, opportunities abound, if we are smart.

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Megatrend 2: Rapid URBANIZATION

  1. 1. ByAndersLindgren How will we live: In cities of dreams or urban nightmares? URBANIZATION Rapid
  2. 2. Did you In 1800, only 3% of us lived in cities, now it is 50% 70 million are added to this total every year KNOW?
  3. 3. The population boom! The rapid crowding of cities is caused mainly by one thing:
  4. 4. 300 millions We have grown from 1 billion people to 8000 BC AD 1 6000 BC 4000 BC 2000 BC 1700 1800 The Agricultural revolution 1 billion 5 millions in just 200 years! 2000 7 billions YEAR 2016 9 billions YEAR 20507 BILLION
  5. 5. KEY DRIVER The secondary IS THE INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION that started in the 18th century
  6. 6. In and around our cities For 200 years, factories have been shooting up LIKE MUSHROOMS
  7. 7. Masses of workers have moved out of rural and into urban areas
  8. 8. Today, climate changes and wars also force people to move Every year millions of refugees migrate to urban areas in search of a better life SOURCE: Synthesis Report, Climate Change, Global Risks, Challenges & Decisions
  9. 9. No wonder, we see such rapid growth of URBAN AREAS
  10. 10. Apparently, we are compelled to crowd together in big cities
  11. 11. By 2030, two-thirds of the world’s population WILL RESIDE IN CITIES Source: United Nations Population Division
  12. 12. Explosive growth of MEGACITIES 1970 Today 2030 30 today and counting: The number of megacities with > 10 million people is expected to grow to over 40 by 2030.
  13. 13. Every year, 70 million people join the URBAN POPULATION
  14. 14. 1 BILLION The number is expected to rise, despite great efforts to counteract the problem people live in urban slums Source: UN-Habitat
  15. 15. Our cities are more DENSELY Inevitably, this is putting cities’social fabric and infrastructure under pressure populated than ever
  16. 16. The cities are struggling TO KEEP UP With growing need for houses, transport, food, water, sanitation, care and education
  17. 17. Air pollution is now the deadliest form and the fourth leading risk factor for premature deaths worldwide SOURCE: The Cost of Air Pollution 2016, the World Bank OF POLLUTION…
  18. 18. Managing urban areas has become one of the most important development challenges of the 21st century.” – JOHN WILMOTH, Director of UN DESA’s Population Division
  19. 19. trying to keep our cities livable for everyone We face TOUGH CHOICES…
  20. 20. At the same time opportunities for SMART solutions abound
  21. 21. Obviously, there is still plenty of space in RURAL AREAS Only 3% of Earth’s landmass is urbanized SOURCE: GRUMP
  22. 22. Many urban people long back to the In everything from interior to personal development and housing we can see groups of people seeking back to their natural heritage and RURAL LIFE SOURCE: Jean Viard and Bertrand Hervieu COUNTRYSIDE
  23. 23. SMARTER TRANSPORT and new digital advances makes rural development more feasible than ever
  24. 24. Don’t miss the full report GET INSIGHT into the trends that break all other trends Megatrends are strong global forces affecting everything and all life on our planet. By viewing the world from a distance and over several centuries, there are 8 global forces of change that stand out. They are: 1. Population boom 2. Rapid urbanization 3. Ferocious consumption 4. Technology rush 5. Digital transformation 6. Global connectedness 7. Environmental degradation 8. Wealth inequality 33,000 PEOPLE have already seen it at Slideshare. You’ll find it here: http://bit.ly/1M2Z9b2
  25. 25. About the author Hey, my name is Anders Lindgren. People who know me well, will label me as a B2B services marketing specialist, digital pioneer, PR-veteran and futurist. I have two decades of experience as a marketing and communication director for large professional services firms, primarily PwC, AT&T and Sopra Steria. Throughout my career I have been passionate about understanding the world around us, sharing insights and helping people and brands communicate in a way that makes them shine.
  26. 26. © 2016 Anders Lindgren. The information in this guide is copyrighted. Sharing and copying is permitted only if the information remains unchanged and licensee "Anders Lindgren" is referred to as the source. The information can not be published in print in any media without the prior consent of the copyright holder. Text , design and illustrations : Anders Lindgren Photos: © Adobe Stock, © Dreamstime Typefaces : Myriad Pro , Myriad Pro Black and FFAD Matro Contact: Anders Lindgren. E- mail: Phone :

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