From rural to urban to megacities

For the first time in history, more people live in cities than in rural communities. In 2014, 54% of the world’s population lived in urban areas. The number of people living in these areas is estimated to amount to 6.4 billion ye


Why do people move to the city?

  • War and violence
  • Get a better job
  • Being close to family and friends
  • Natural disaster and climate change
  • Kärlek





Facts about migration

  • In 2015, there were 250 million international migrants around the world
  • 60 per cent move to a country that is similar to the one left behind in terms of development.
  • The most common countries to which people emigrate are USA, Saudi Arabia, Germany, Russia and the United Arab Emirates
  • People with higher education migrate more than people with lower education
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