Urban expansion and density in East Asia

Urban expansion and density in East Asia

Urbanization of East Asia is one of the most transformative global phenomena of our generation. Based on World Bank data, this datavisualization analyses the issues that rapid urbanisation of East Asia is facing such as low density, administrative boundaries, … which can lead to urban sprawl and negative effects on sustainable development.

On top o the visualization, a map synthsis the urbanisation process between 2000 and 2010

In the middle of the visualization, 800 cities above 100 000 inhabitants are described : density trends, urban increase, population increase, population size and administrative boundary typology

On the bottom of the visualization, countries are sorted by denity. Uban land needed per new inhabitant is illustrated with a square.

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