“The world is experiencing rapid urbanisation, but not every city is growing. Population is likely to decline in 17% of large cities in developed regions and 8% of cities across the world from 2015 to 2025, according to a McKinsey report.”
This is a fantastic series of maps for human geography and regional geography classes. Some cities throughout Africa and Asia have experienced spectacular growth (click here for 5 infographics showing East Asia’s massive urban growth). Europe, on the other isn’t see the same level of growth and is even experiencing urban decline in a few regions.
Questions to Ponder: What patterns do you see in these maps? What cultural, demographic and economic factors explain some of the regional patterns in these maps?