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. Read More »
The world is rapidly urbanizing, putting intense pressure on cities to grow quickly and sustainably. Planning land use, connecting people to jobs and services, and finding ways to finance expensive but necessary infrastructure improvements are increasingly critical needs the World Bank Group is helping cities meet.