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    Welcome to MegaCity

    Well i just got out of a UN meeting on the future urbanization of the world. Turns out by 2050 (edit its not 2020 its 2050) (rough estimate using todays continuing growth rates) we will have 23 Mega cities. Cities with more then 100 million people living in them. Just to point out in comparision Karachi has only 16 million people.

    By 2050 it is expected that 2/3s of the world will be living in huge cities, and that cities would be forced to expand. Consider it like NYC taking over Trenton and New Jersey city to form one city.

    Then of course with all this info comes to mind the Judge Dread Scenerio. Large cities being built to the sky, or say star wars were Coursant is a planet which is just one large city built layer upon layer.

    So the future seems high rise orientated the question is would it be possible to have such huge cities and so many people and maintain law and order. Considering the threat of terrorism would be much stronger with such large cities.
    Last edited by CM; Jun 6, 2005, 10:48 AM.
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    Originally posted by CM
    Large cities being built to the sky, or say star wars were Coursant is a planet which is just one large city built layer upon layer..
    Ignoramus. It's Coruscant
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      CM, would everyone in Mega city be fat? That'll make it Magafata city.

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        Originally posted by mAd_ScIeNtIsT
        Ignoramus. It's Coruscant

        Depends on the continued rate of obesity NYA. NYA you want to insult me open a new thread i will more than willingly oblige for a stupid fight. However i would like to discuss this matter seriously.

        On topic; there is the issue of the environment. Land Degeneration and the like makes it worse for agriculture. That means less people work on the lands as they won't grow food stuffs. That forces them to move to the city to get work.

        Of course unless you are the US and use extremely efficient technology to grow food, its is forseeable that there will be a food shortage along with the population growth rate.
        Last edited by ehsan; Jun 6, 2005, 10:55 AM.
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          Originally posted by CM
          Of course unless you are the US and use extremely efficient technology to grow food, its is forseeable that there will be a food shortage along with the population growth rate.
          Food shortages act as a means to control population. When a region's population exceeds it ability to provide food, that means the region is overpopulated. The resulting starvations and deaths will reduce the population to a level that the land can support once more.
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            Estimate of 23 cities by 2020 with population of more than 100 million each is too unrealistic. We are talking about only fifteen more years here. Tokyo is the most populated city with 26.5 million people. So you are saying that in just 15 more years it’s population will reach more than 100 million? I want to know what kind of grass they are smoking at UN?
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              According to what they said the population of the world will be 9 billion plus by 2050. That is a typo. That should be 2050. Will edit that.

              Medic true but consider it an issue of law and order. Not to mention terrorism. The Developed world produces food far more efficiently thought it is less cost effective. The amount of surplus food the US produces in a year could feed africa the whole continent for 4 months.

              So be it NYA. Could you comment on the matter at hand?
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                That quote, no man is an island, it certainly won't apply anymore huh. Well it doesn't now either but the saddest thing about megacities and increasing urbanization is not the crime or the ugliness of steel and concrete but the robot-ness of life and the isolation from neighbours. I wonder what will happen to all the beautiful places in the world, whether they will be completely chopped down.

                By the way, as a kid I was taught in a class that huge chunks of places like Bangladesh will disappear because of increasing global warming, more flooding, higher water levels. Doesn't that apply to NYC as well?

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                  Another 'typo': megacities are 10 million or more, not 100 million.

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                    Sarah that is why many wish to live in the suburbs. However you can see that current suburbs closer to the cities becoming more and more run down with increasing social and cultural tensions within the city. Karachi is a perfect example of this. Do you consider increased urbanization to be basically a move away from "natural" environment (this question is posed to all just not Sarah.)
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                      Originally posted by Seminole
                      Another 'typo': megacities are 10 million or more, not 100 million.
                      Nope. This i am clear on as i reconfirmed it. 23 Mega cities with 100 million. You see there are easily more the 50 cities in the world with over 10 million people. So 23 with 100 million works in 2050.

                      Edit: I can't type today.
                      Last edited by CM; Jun 6, 2005, 11:10 AM.
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                        Yeah of course increasing urbanization is a move away from environment, we've seen that time and time again with species in droves becoming exinct. If it's not cutting down trees for us, it's indirectly for us thanks to pharmaceutical companies. Someone was scouting a forest for an AIDS drug and think they had found it but when they went back, I think after a day, it was gone and they thought it had become extinct. Luckily they found it somewhere else.

                        And suburbia is no better. Isn't Edward Scissorhands, the movie, warning enough? God, ugly ugly suburbia. Closed communities. Virtually identical houses. Not In My Backyard syndrome.

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                          Your figures are Bermuda-like. They are way off. There are currently only 17 cities with 10 million or more inhabitants, forecasted to increase to 26 by 2015. So 23 with 100 million does not work. It is impossible.

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                            As the population increases, more people will live in large cities. Many people will live in the growing number of cities with over 5 million habitants known as megacities. As the map "Largest urban agglomerations" shows, just eight cities had populations of 5 million or more in 1950, two of them in less developed countries. Megacities numbered 41 in 2000. By 2015, 59 megacities will exist, 48 in less developed countries.
                            These figures of course are old from what i can read.

                            Link: http://www.prb.org/Content/Navigatio...anization1.htm
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                              Originally posted by SarahSplendor
                              Yeah of course increasing urbanization is a move away from environment, we've seen that time and time again with species in droves becoming exinct. If it's not cutting down trees for us, it's indirectly for us thanks to pharmaceutical companies. Someone was scouting a forest for an AIDS drug and think they had found it but when they went back, I think after a day, it was gone and they thought it had become extinct. Luckily they found it somewhere else.

                              And suburbia is no better. Isn't Edward Scissorhands, the movie, warning enough? God, ugly ugly suburbia. Closed communities. Virtually identical houses. Not In My Backyard syndrome.
                              Never heard of the movie nor the AIDS story. The question is though will social and religious tensions increase with the close proximity of so many people together? Again applied to all.
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