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World Urbanization Prospects 2018: Highlights

  • Author: UN, DESA
  • Publication date: August 2019
  • Page count: 34
  • Language(s) in this book: English
  • Sales number: 19.XIII.6

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ISBN: 9789211483185
ISBN: 9789210043137

About the product

This report presents the highlights of the 2018 Revision of World Urbanization Prospects, which contains the latest estimates of the urban and rural populations or areas from 1950 to 2018 and projections to 2050, as well as estimates of population size from 1950 to 2018 and projections to 2030 for all urban agglomerations with 300,000 inhabitants or more in 2018. The world urban population is at an all-time high, and the share of urban dwellers, is projected to represent two thirds of the global population in 2050. Continued urbanization will bring new opportunities and challenges for sustainable development.