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18 May 2018, 04:21 | Randall Craig
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The Russian urban population will increase by 3 million people and exceed 110.6 million by the middle of the 21st century, despite the demographic crisis, the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UN DESA) reported. That said, Moscow would remain Europe's most populated city (according to the UN's classification, Turkey and its largest city Istanbul are part of West Asia).
Cairo, Mumbai, Beijing and Dhaka are all closing in on the 20-million inhabitant mark.
By 2030, there will be 43 megacities around the world with populations of over 10 million, up from 33 similarly sized urban centers today and just 10 in 1990.
Today, the most urbanized regions include Northern America (with 82% of its population living in urban areas in 2018), Latin America and the Caribbean (81%), Europe (74%) and Oceania (68%).
Fifty-five percent of all people on Earth live in urban areas.
The population decline will be the highest in villages, the report says. Around the same time, India is expected to slip past China to become the most populous country.
It is projected that 68 percent of the world's population will live in urban environments by 2050, compared to 55 percent in 2018.
Around 2028, India's population will be greater than China's.
"By 2020, Tokyo's population is projected to begin to decline, while Delhi is projected to continue growing and to become the most populous city in the world around 2028", it said. The population of Arkhangelsk, Kazan, Krasnoyarsk, Nizhny Novgorod, Novosibirsk, Omsk, Perm, Rostov-on-Don and other cities will either stabilize or slightly grow.
There will also be more megacities.
The growth is caused by an accelerating shift from rural to urban living across the world, particularly in Asia, which despite hosting some of the world's largest cities has lagged behind other parts of the world in terms of overall urbanization.
The report added that understanding the key trends in urbanization likely to unfold over the coming years is crucial to the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, including efforts to forge a new framework of urban development. Of this, India has the largest, at 893 million people, followed by China's 578 million.
"When urban growth is rapid, insuring access to housing, water, sanitation, electricity, public transport, education and health care for all is especially challenging", Mr Wilmoth said at a United Nations news conference. "Integrated policies to improve the lives of both urban and rural dwellers are needed, while strengthening the linkages between urban and rural areas, building on their existing economic, social and environmental ties", it said, according to PTI. UN DESA's Population Division said it has been issuing reports on urbanisation since 1988.
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