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Our megacities are sinking


Fast-growing urban centres are collapsing under their own weight.

Fast-growing urban centres are collapsing under their own weight.

Migration from the countryside to the cities, especially coastal cities, is a world changer. According to the United Nations, 44% of the world’s population live within 150 kilometres (or 93 miles) of the coast. Each year around 15 million people choose to leave rural areas to settle in the city. With many migrating towards the sea, the future is daunting.

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