Using data from the UN Population Division, this animation shows the historic development of urbanization, the current situation and projections for the future. The data covers cities with more than 750 thousand inhabitants, and is retrieved from World Urbanization Prospects, 2007 revision. More information at nordpil.com/cities

Data was prepared using Microsoft Access and ArcGIS, the map views finalized using Adobe Illustrator. The animation was created using Picasa 3.

Music by Kevin MacLeod (ambiment) incompetech.com

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