Over three-quarters of the world’s population now live in urban areas, according to the JRC’s new Atlas of the Human Planet.
The Atlas will be officially launched on Monday at the 10th session of the World Urban Forum in Abu Dhabi.
With data spanning four decades and nearly 240 countries and territories, the Atlas shows how humans have settled on Earth and urbanised the planet.
From 1975-2015, the share of people living in urban areas has increased from 69% to 76%.
Across the globe, the number of countries and territories with less than 50% of total population living in urban areas has fallen from 48 in 1975 to 36 in 2015. Tiếp tục đọc “How our planet became more urbanised than ever”