Planning for Urban Growth for a More Resilient Future

Cities continue to grow at a rapid rate. Within the 100 Resilient Cities Network, more than half of the cities in Latin America, Asia, the Middle East, and Africa are seeing their population expand by 2% or more annually – the benchmark of rapid urban growth. A metropolis like Lagos, Nigeria demonstrates how drastic this can be: increasing from 7.1 million to 9.8 million residents between 2000 and 2015, its population is expected to more than triple to 34 million by 2050. To begin to understand what this means for urban resilience, 100RC has collaborated with New York University’s Marron Institute to develop urban growth projections for twenty of our most rapidly expanding cities located in the Global South.

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