."..Worldwide, we are experiencing a dramatic population shift from rural areas to city centers. In 1950, most of the world’s population lived in rural areas, with only 30% residing in urban areas.1 Today, 55% of the world’s population lives in urban areas, and is expected to reach 68% by 2050.”2 There are now 33 megacities with populations of ten million or more around the world, and another six megacities are predicted by 2030 - Chicago, Bogotá, Luanda, Chennai, Baghdad, and Dar es Salaam.3 This global urbanization trend is placing a myriad of burdens on cities, including but not limited to housing, transportation, infrastructure, environmental, economic and social burdens."
Johnston, Karen (2019) "A Comparison of Two Smart Cities: Singapore & Atlanta," Journal of Comparative Urban Law and Policy: Vol. 3 : Iss. 1 , Article 8, 191-207.
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