Facts and Figures
The urban population is expected to double between 2000 and 2030 in Africa and Asia
- The urban population is expected to double between 2000 and 2030 in Africa and Asia.
- By 2030 the towns and cities of the developing world will make up an estimated 81% of urban humanity.
- By 2030 the number of urban dwellers is expected to be about 1.8 billion more than in 2005 and to constitute about 60% of the world’s population.
- 95% of the increase in urban populations is expected in developing countries, especially in Africa and Asia.
- Urbanization rates are much lower in developed countries and are even declining in some countries.
- The urban poor often live in informal settlements following rapid urban growth.
- 77% of the population in Latin America is urban; 38% in Africa. Those figures are expected to rise over the next few decades with projected urban expansion.
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