Urbanization And Its Stakes

As of 2018, 55.7% of the world population lives in urban areas. Urbanization is the “process by which a large number of people becomes permanently concentrated in relatively small areas, forming cities”.

Key Insights

  • Some megacities in proximity to protracted crises will become the critical economic, political, transport/logistics and regional hubs

  • "Slumification" and proliferation of shanty towns will become a major concern for humanitarian stakeholders