Cities and Urbanization

Delhi will overtake Tokyo as the world flocks to cities

A police car drives past the Illuminated Indian Defence Ministry (L), Presidential Palace (C) and Home Ministry ahead of India’s Independence Day celebrations in New Delhi, India, August 13, 2016. Picture taken with long exposure. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi - S1AETVFPPDAC

The bright lights of New Delhi: India, China and Nigeria will account for 35% of the growth of the world’s cities by 2050 Image: REUTERS/Adnan Abidi - S1AETVFPPDAC

Rob Smith
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India, China and Nigeria will have the biggest populations by 2100. Image: World Economic Forum
Supporters of veteran Indian social activist Anna Hazare carrying India's national flags along with the traffic take part in a rally against corruption in New Delhi December 4, 2011. Hazare, who has millions of mainly urban middle-class followers, has warned he will revive street protests that rocked the government in the summer if a bill to create a powerful corruption watchdog does not become law this year. REUTERS/Parivartan Sharma (INDIA - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST)
Delhi will overtake Tokyo as the world’s largest city by 2028. Image: REUTERS/Parivartan Sharma
The silhouette of Japan's highest Mt. Fuji is seen beyond Tokyo Tower in Tokyo November 24, 2006.   REUTERS/Toru Hanai (JAPAN)
Tokyo is the largest megacity in the world, but not for much longer. Image: REUTERS/Toru Hanai
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