An Urbanizing World, By the Numbers

More than half of the world’s population lives cities, a percentage greater than ever before in human history. This sunny Friday, we offer you some infographics illustrating how population growth is playing out in the BRIC nations of Brazil, Russia India, China and the U.S.

Graphic by Kate Holmquist

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More than half of the world’s population now lives in cities, a percentage greater than ever before in human history. This sunny Friday, we offer you some infographics illustrating how population growth is playing out in the BRIC nations of Brazil, Russia, India, China and the U.S.

Check these out and if you haven’t already read this week’s Forefront story, “Opening the Gates,” by journalist Sarah Goodyear, we recommend you do. The piece examines how rapid urbanization is changing the way people who live in fast-growing Gurgaon, India relate to one another and to their government, offering new insight into changing attitudes in the world’s emerging urban democracies.

(Click the arrows in the upper corners to scroll. They’re hard to see against a white background, but we promise they’re there.)

Gallery: Urban World

Graphics by Kate Holmquist

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