Sunday, October 9, 2011

Urban Growth Trajectories

Phil McDermott highlights some points from the report ‘State of the World's Cities 2010/2011‘ (UN-Habitat).

I have chosen to reproduce here two charts that I find most interesting.

Urbanization Pace (1950-2010)
[image credit: via Cities Matter]

Urbanization and poverty headcount, 1981-2005

Source: World Bank, 2007

  • I got surprised with Iran! and with  East Asia & Pacific!

  • Phil McDermott saysit is clear that the west is no longer the focus of urbanisation and is unlikely to hold many of the answers to today’s urban growth challenges”. I wouldn't be so sure about the `unlikely to hold many of the answers` part. Anyway, thank you Phil for the post.