What millions of people migrating to cities looks like

 
Jessica Morris
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A wave of urbanisation has swept across East Asia, as 200m people moved towards cities between 2001 and 2010, fundamentally transforming cityscapes.

The population move was so enormous that, if everyone who recently migrated were put into a country of their own, it'd be the sixth largest in the world. That's just behind the likes of China, India, the United States, Indonesia, Brazil and Pakistan.

But despite the huge numbers of people now living in cities across the region, only 36 per cent of its total population reside in urban areas, suggesting there will be even more growth in the future.

The World Bank wanted to visualise this mind-blowing trend, so they launched a competition with visualise.org, which astronomer Nadieh Bremer won.

Here are a few screenshots that help tell the story and you catch watch the full interactive here.


(Source: World Bank via www.visualcinnamon.com)


(Source: World Bank via www.visualcinnamon.com)


(Source: World Bank via www.visualcinnamon.com)


(Source: World Bank via www.visualcinnamon.com)


(Source: World Bank via www.visualcinnamon.com)

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