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Urban growth: are future cities up to the demographic challenge?
and ageing, as well as diminishing migration from the countryside, mean cities around the globe will struggle to post the kind of growth figures we’ve seen in the last half century. It’s a stark reality.
“We’ve all grown up with the idea that cities will grow. Yet a third of them could have fewer people in the future,” explains Jaana Remes, partner at the McKinsey Global Institute (MGI). “Looking forwards, there will be intense competition among cities to attract people.”
The most worrying figure is the drop in young adults, the workhorses of any urban economy. By 2025, more than 60 per cent of large cities in developed countries and 47 per cent in developing ones will have fewer people than today, according to the MGI.
cities  future  demographics 
yesterday by dancall
National pride and Nigeria’s growing population | Remi Adekoya | Business Day NG
..I know nobody likes “government” in Nigeria (except when they are in it), but the single most pressing requirement to manage the country’s galloping population is a much stronger state. Alongside trying to slow population growth via well thought-out family-planning campaigns, the strengthening of state capacity is key to preventing all-out chaos in Nigeria. Last week, we discussed the tiny budget Nigeria’s government has, smaller than what the likes of Angola, South Africa, Pakistan or Bangladesh have to spend on their citizens. Even if one kobo of Nigeria’s budget was not stolen, it still wouldn’t be enough to run a functional country. The Nigerian state undoubtedly needs more money to perform its everyday functions.

..And without the ability of the Nigerian state to provide basic security, infrastructure and social services for its citizenry, it will continue to be the worst of possible states: strong enough to oppress the individual, but too weak to enable the collective.
NaijGov  NaijEcon  Demographics  Nigeria 
8 days ago by AfroMaestro
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agriculture  children  teenagers  demographics  government  politics  public-policy  weapons  war  crime  terrorism  addiction  economics  society  environment  environmental-studies  environpolitics  climatechange  humanrights  cities  urban-planning  law  migration  water  energy  refugees  natural-resources  health  publichealth  transportation  safety  women  gender 
9 days ago by dilibrary
A People Map of the UK
Where city names are replaced by their most Wikipedia’ed resident.
wikipedia  map  fame  demographics 
9 days ago by garrettc
Why 'High Water Age' Is a Public-Health Problem - CityLab
Shrinking cities can have their drinking water sit in pipes longer than desired, leading to high levels of metals, bacterial growth, and other problems.

The geographic locations where Americans live are shifting in ways that can negatively affect the quality of their drinking water.
Cities that experience long-term, persistent population decline are called shrinking cities. Although shrinking cities exist across the United States, they are concentrated in the American Rust Belt and Northeast. Urban shrinkage can be bad for drinking water in two ways: through aging infrastructure and reduced water demand.
water  trends  medical  research  demographics 
12 days ago by Chirael
Hidden Figures: How Donald Trump Is Rigging the Census – Mother Jones
Efforts to sideline minority populations in 2020 will undermine democracy for decades to come.
2019-05  politics  corruption  government  racism  gerrymander  democracy  demographics  stats  data 
12 days ago by Weaverbird

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