Hey welcome back!
We tackle a big, almost unfathomable conundrum in this weeks podcast.
While the global population stands at 7.5 billion today, the UN projects it will reach 10 billion in another 40 years or so, with many more people expected to live in urban areas.
Just think about that for a moment.
That’s 250 million, million more human beings draining the planet of all its resources if we don’t buck our ideas up.
According to GE, urbanisation is anticipated to be one of the most significant socio-economic trends in modern times. In terms of numbers, cities are predicted to attract 2.5 billion more residents by 2050 when there are likely to be 41 global megacities (cities with populations of 10 million or more). It wasn’t that long ago – 1990 to be precise – that there were only 10 megacities in existence around the world!
The subject is so big we will definitely be recording a follow on Podcast, so please do let us know your thoughts, questions or concerns – it will help inform us what interests you most for our follow up discussion.
Until next time,
Pennie, Jonny and Ruth