The World at 7 Billion – Urbanization
We are proud to be participating in the “7 Billion Actions” campaign, a call to action to highlight the challenges, opportunities and actions that will shape our common future. The goal of the 7 Billion Actions campaign is to promote dialogue about what it means to live in a world with so many people and to encourage action on issues that affect us all as global citizens. Over the next 7 days, we will provide you with 7 infographics that provide a multitude of information about the world’s population.
Almost all population growth in the next 40 years will be absorbed by cities in the developing world. Today’s graphic looks at this prospective growth by plotting the ratio between global/urban/rural populations in developing and developed countries.