Urbanization and Megacities

Urbanization or urbanisation is more than the growth of cities – it is a process of population shift from rural areas to cities resulting in an increase in the proportion of people living in urban areas.

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Urban Population Data

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Bright Lights, Big Cities

Interactive urbanization map from the Economist

UN Urbanization Maps

World's Largest Cities

Urbanization (Wiki)

Time Series: Rural vs Urban

Our World in Data - All Urban Charts

Mapped: The World's Largest Megacities by 2100 (2:26)

Visual Capitalist

Urbanisation and the Rise of Megacities (1:04)

The Economist


Informal Settlements & Slums

Kibera (29:25)
Make A Difference Films

Kibera: Michael's Story (6:15)
Amnesty International

VOX: Inside Rio’s favelas, the city's neglected neighbourhoods (8:59)

TEDxDayton: Out of Kibera (9:01)

The World's Largest Slums - Solutions

Habitat for Humanity

Wikipedia: Slums