The photos below show the two faces of Detroit.
What will the world be like in 2050 when most will be living the urban dream, riding public transportation, living in public housing – except for the rich of course – and spending most days in a crowded environment? The time appears to be coming.
Urban sprawls are known for art, culture, great restaurants and crime, poverty, overcrowding, diseases, depressed living conditions. In the United States, with our vast land masses, we always had the dream of living spread out in rural and suburban regions. With Agenda 21 and the movement to push people into cities, that will change.
What could also change is the quality of health care, education, housing and the supply of food.
The World Health Organization, in their World Urbanization Prospects report for 2014 said that for the first time more than half the world’s population now live in cities. India’s urban population will swell to 404 million by 2050. Tokyo, Delhi, Shanghai, Mexico City, Sao Paulo, Beijing, Osaka, and Cairo will be right behind.
Delhi is the second largest city in the world with 25 million, which is twice what it was in 1990. Tokyo has a population of 37.8 million, Shanghai 23 million, Mexico City and Sao Paulo with 21 million.
New York City makes the top ten.
India, China and Nigeria will account for 37 percent of the projected growth of the urban population by 2050.
In 1950, 30 percent of the world’s populace lived in cities, it is now 54 percent. By 2050, 70 percent will live in cities. It’s out of balance but it is what is being pushed by the U.N. and the environmentalists.
Cities in the United States are largely in the control of liberals and they are economically depressed for the most part.