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Exponential urbanisation

Joanne Parkinson

2nd June 2018

In many poor countries, urbanisation is happening at such a fast rate that the impact it's having on the environment and quality of life is concerning.

Cities such as Lagos in Nigeria are predicted to increase in size, with up to 100 million people living in that city by 2100.  This growth will come about due to increased rural-urban migration as well as the inability to control birth rates.  But Lagos is not alone in its growth, with many other cities across the World expected to grow at alarming rates too.  Not only will this lead to increased urban sprawl and habitat destruction, but the rate of growth will lead to unsustainable conditions; many people living in slums, issues with waste and severe air pollution from traffic and out of date infrastructure causing congestion.

Check out the article here for more information about what this growth will mean for a number of cities globally:

https://www.theguardian.com/ci...


Joanne Parkinson

An experienced, outstanding Geography teacher, GCSE examiner and Head of Humanities in a 11-18 school. I'm passionate about all geographical events and am a keen blogger.

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