ScreenHunter_354 Feb. 09 08.55With more than 60 percent of the world population expected to live in urban cities by 2025, urbanisation as  a trend will have diverging impacts and influences on future personal lives and mobility.

Rapid expansion of  city borders, driven by increase in population and infrastructure development, would force city borders to  expand outward and engulf the surrounding daughter cities to form mega cities, each with a population of  more  than  10  million.  By  2023,  there  will  be  30  mega  cities  globally,  with  55  percent  in  developing  economies of India, China, Russia and Latin America.

The mega cities from emerging economies will witness  a CAGR of 4.4 percent in GDP (PPP) from 2009 to 2025, as compared to a CAGR of 1.63 percent for the same period in the mega cities from developed economies.

Convergence of two or more closely located mega cities will lead to the formation huge mega regions. For  example, by 2020, Johannesburg and Pretoria in South Africa will converge to form one big mega region  called  “Jo-Toria.”

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