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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— Using the new World Bank data set on East Asia's urban expansion, 17 contestants from around the world created innovative visualizations that shed new light on the dynamics and implications of urbanization.
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Platform for Urban Management and Analysis (PUMA)
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.