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This map shows the incredible growth of megacities

A man talks on the mobile phone outside the Shenzhen Stocks Exchange opposite to the 384-metre (1,260 ft) tall skyscraper at Shun Hing Square in the southern Chinese city of Shenzhen in Guangdong province November 25, 2008.  REUTERS/Bobby Yip   (CHINA) - RTXAYBK

Shenzhen (pictured) was once a small fishing village before it transformed into China's best for business megacity Image: REUTERS/Bobby Yip

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 Global patterns of urbanization in 2015
Image: UN World Cities Report
Big cities are more productive - the greater the population, the greater GDP per person
The correlation between the level of urbanization in a city and the percentage of its population living in poverty.
Image: UN World Cities Reports
The consequences of unplanned urban sprawl.
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