Cities and Urbanization

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Cities cover just 2% of the world’s surface but consume over 75% of its material resources. Image: Unsplash/Nick Night

Bruno Venditti

Writer, Visual Capitalist

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Africa is expected to have the greatest increase in material consumption. Image: Visual Capitalist/United Nations

By 2050, the world's material consumption is predicted to have increased by 116% Image: Visual Capitalist/United Nations

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