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Category Archives: urbanization

Mapping The World’s Population

At the end of olast year, there were 7,418,151,841 people on our planet, and while many in America still believe the world revolves around them, this map shows the world resized by each nation's current population…   Source: BofAML TransformingWorld Atlas The five most populous nations are China (1.4bn people), India (1.3bn), the USA (324mm), […]

Sinking Into The Centralized Cesspool Of Corruption, Cronyism, And Sclerosis

Authored by Charles Hugh-Smith via OfTwoMinds blog, Those urban regions that pursue decentralized, networked, localized solutions will likely prosper as the adaptive advantages of these principles pay self-reinforcing dividends. In yesterday's entry, I suggested that rather than bemoan the inevitable failure of centralized "fixes," let's turn our efforts to the real solutions: decentralized, networked, localized. […]

The Megacity Economy: How Seven Types Of Global Cities Stack Up

Back in 1950, close to 30% of the global population lived in cities. As Visual Capitalist's Jeff Desjardins notes, that has shifted dramatically, and by 2050, a whopping 70% of people will live in urban areas – some of which will be megacities housing tens of millions of people. This trend of urbanization has been […]

Michael Pettis On China’s Urbanization Fallacy

zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden /08/17/2013 13:53 -0400 Authored by Michael Pettis, originally posted at China Financial Markets blog, The latest default bull argument supporting higher levels of growth in China than I believe possible is the urbanization argument. Beijing is planning another major urbanization push, and according to this argument China can resolve the problem of wasted investment by […]

China Hits Key Demographic Ceiling As Working-Age Population Now Declining

zerohedge.com / By Tyler Durden / January 29, 2013, 19:11 The meme of the moment remains China’s ‘rotation’ to urbanization as the new growth engine, but as SocGen’s Wei Yao notes, while this shift from farmers to manufacturers has raised productivity, urban population growth is set to decelerate rapidly in the current decade. Yao comments that the impact […]