Today’s urban population of about 3.5 billion people is projected to reach 5 billion by 2030, with two-thirds of the global population living in cities. City leaders must move quickly to plan for growth and provide the basic services, infrastructure, and affordable housing their expanding populations need.
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January 26, 2015 — A new platform uses satellite imagery to provide a more consistent picture of urbanization across East Asia, making it easier for governments and local stakeholders to get urbanization right.Read More »
February 19, 2015 — From New Delhi to Lagos, millions of city dwellers breathe polluted air every day, with serious consequences on their health and quality of life. A new report examines the World Bank’s experience working with developing countries to improve air quality.Read More »
The World Bank's Urbanization Reviews offer a framework for city leaders to make tough decisions on development by providing diagnostic tools to identify policy distortions and analyze investment priorities.