Urban population boom poses massive challenges for Africa and Asia Two-thirds of the world's population will live in cities by 2050, posing unique infrastructural challenges for African and Asian countries, where 90% of the growth is predicted to take place. The planet's urban population – which overtook the number of rural residents in 2010 – is likely to rise by about 2.5 billion to more than 6 billion people in less than 40 years, according to a UN report. Africa and Asia "will face numerous challenges in meeting the needs of their growing urban populations, including for housing, infrastructure, transportation, energy and employment, as well as for basic services such as education and healthcare", it adds.
The Economist - Women's Economic Opportunity Index In hopes of going beyond the traditionally static, and oftentimes boring, PowerPoint presentation, The Economist tapped JESS3 to help bring an important data set to life through a powerful graphic animation. Working closing with the Economist Intelligence Unit, which compiled a 150-page report called the Women’s Economic Opportunity Index, our team explored creative direction through multiple styleframes in order to achieve a look that would illuminate crucial information about women’s opportunity across the world. In combing through data and creating detailed storyboards, this six-minute animation tells the story through data visualization of where women stand in the business world from issues ranging from maternity leave to property rights. The Economist Intelligence Unit presented the data at the World In 2011 Festival, an event that coincided with the 25th Anniversary of The Economist’s World In… publication. It preceded a panel sponsored by the Washington D.C.
The Urban Flâneur Guidebook: The technique of being a Suburban Flâneur (revised 15 September 2012) (This image was found within an interesting piece, "Unit 1: A Crisis of Place and the Alternative of the New Urbanism" , on New Urbanism Online.) One of the defining aspects of an urban flâneur is the activity of strolling down streets, stopping in cafes, observing people and thoughtfully contemplating the totality of the present urban environment that sh(e is immersed. This is usually accompanied by note writing and perhaps photographs. To an urban flâneur, the urban environment is multi-layered and not just a collection of houses, shops, streets, or factories, but a dynamic entity in which people conduct their lives and experience the world outside of them. In our present age, suburbs are now a significant part of all major cities in the world, developed and developing.
Urbanization An urbanizing world Today, population growth largely means urban population growth. UN projections show the world’s rural population has already stopped growing, but the world can expect to add close to 1.5 billion urbanites in the next 15 years, and 3 billion by 2050. How the world meets the challenge of sustainable development will be intimately tied to this process.
Is mobile Africa's future? African economies are among the fastest-growing in the world. Today, the continent is poised to transform the global economic landscape. Sub-Saharan Africa’s annual GDP growth averaged 5.7% between 2000 and 2010. Annual growth is expected to average 7% over the next 20 years. Africa accounts for 14% of the world’s population. A new middle class is emerging in Africa, signaling new growth opportunities for several key industries.
Planetary Urbanization, Chair of Sociology, Department of Architecture, ETH Zürich Theory project Neil Brenner, Professor of urban theory, Harvard Graduate School of Design (GSD) Christian Schmid, Professor of sociology, faculty of architecture, ETH Zurich Already four decades ago, Henri Lefebvre put forward the radical hypothesis of the complete urbanization of society, demanding a radical shift in analysis from urban form to the urbanization process. Today, the urban represents an increasingly worldwide condition in which political-economic relations are enmeshed. Brenner Schmid - Planetary Urbanization 2011
World’s population increasingly urban with more than half living in urban areas Today, 54 per cent of the world’s population lives in urban areas, a proportion that is expected to increase to 66 per cent by 2050. Projections show that urbanization combined with the overall growth of the world’s population could add another 2.5 billion people to urban populations by 2050, with close to 90 percent of the increase concentrated in Asia and Africa, according to a new United Nations report launched today. The 2014 revision of the World Urbanization Prospects by UN DESA’s Population Division notes that the largest urban growth will take place in India, China and Nigeria. These three countries will account for 37 per cent of the projected growth of the world’s urban population between 2014 and 2050. By 2050, India is projected to add 404 million urban dwellers, China 292 million and Nigeria 212 million.
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These maps help to visualize the world’s urban growth Want to see what the world will look like in 40 years? These maps will help you comprehend the urban growth that is transforming countries worldwide. Photo by Charlie Ma/Flickr. We are living in the midst of the urban century. Though it is common knowledge that the world is urbanizing, it can be striking to visualize this growth on a map. Data Visualization and Infographics Resources Advertisement Data visualizations and infographics can make complex datasets easier to understand and comprehend. By creating a graphical represenatation of data and statistics, complicated concepts and information can make more sense in less time. Many visualizations focus on representing a specific set of data or statistical information. Others focus on less-concrete topics, providing a visual representation of abstract concepts.
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