30 May 2011

Urban Density ~ WSJ Celebrates the Endless City

The WSJ spotlights The Ups and Downs of Urban Living...
"Today, 53% of the world's population lives in cities, up from 10% in 1900. By 2050, that figure is expected to rise to 75%. The new book "Living in the Endless City" (Phaidon), edited by Ricky Burdett and Deyan Sudjic, looks at the challenges cities face as their populations boom. Drawing on research from the Urban Age Project [...] Here is a look at Mumbai, New York and Istanbul, with diagrams of each city's urban density (showing the number of people living in each square kilometer, with tall spikes indicating denser areas), along with a bird's-eye view of the area of peak density..."

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