I decided to write something about human population in the future. How many people will live in 2050 in urban areas?
By 2050, the human population will probably be larger by 2 to 4 billion people, more slowly growing (declining in the more developed regions), more urban, especially in less developed regions, and older than in the 20th century. it’s predicted that more than 70% of the world’s population will live in cities.
For example urban land in the United States is projected to increase from 3.1% in 2000 to 8.1% in 2050 and Asia will account for over 55% of urbanisation by 2050.
Now more than half of the worlds’ population live in cities and that is increasing at an exponential rate. It is expected that most demographic growth in the next 30 years will be urban, with a constant stream of people moving to cities.
This is the reason why i decided to create a blog talking about cities that are projected and that could be a better solution for our future!
It is important to say that cities consume 70% of global energy and we have to start to think about new solutions if we want to create sustainable ‘living models’ that deliver a positive future for everyone. We have two different aspects: once positive that means more creativity, innovation, culture and financial markets, as well as a concentration of education and health resources and the negative aspects where we see increased transportation and congestion, pollution, disease, housing shortages and crime.
If we will grow, we will need more space and resources, so cities are the best choice.
According to data less developped countries will grow more than more developped countries, for the reason why a lot of them are changing their economic income and their productivity. India will be the firts populeted country and the second China, because china has introdused years ago the one-child policy that has strongly compromised the growing of the population.
So what is your opinion about our future cities? How can cities grow in the future?