Megacities Research

Megacities: Includes definition, abstract of worldwide megacities, and problems and challenges

The City 2.0 website is a platform created to surface the myriad stories and collective actions being taken by citizens around the world. We draw on the best of what is already being discovered by urban advocates and add grassroots movers and shakers into the mix. What’s emerging is a complex picture of the future city–a place more playful, more safe, more beautiful, and more healthy for everyone.

The rise of megacities – interactive

UN Habitat: For a Better Urban Future: United Nations’ efforts to improve living conditions—both urban and rural—for the world’s people.

World Urbanization Prospects: The 2001 Revision, Data Tables and Highlights
Read the UN’s most recent report on the history and future of urbanization worldwide. See projections for future population of mega metropolitan areas—through 2015

The City of the Future – Prezi

Prague Institute for Global Urban Development: This nonprofit organization works to improve urban environments around the world.

The Urban Institute: The Urban Institute’s wide-ranging experts—including economists, policy analysts, population specialists, and urban planners—examine urban conditions around the globe and advise policy makers on ways to improve quality of life in cities.

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For even more Megacities resources, see the Suggested Readings list.

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