Our figure of the month 11/2016: World urbanization and reurbanization in Germany
The world’s population is increasingly urban with more people living in urban areas, challenging at the same time the cities’ infrastructures, notably in emerging and developing countries. That is why the UN-Conference on Housing and Sustainable Development which was lastly held in October 2017 after a break of 20 years agreed on the New Urban Agenda.
Evidence of reurbanization is being observed in Germany, too, entailing population reductions up to 6 % in the past five years in rural communities and thereby putting pressure on local infrastructures. Meanwhile, a considerable increase in house building, transport and care is needed in German cities. Ultimately, (re-)urbanization reveals structural changes in economy and society touching on multiple topics such as inequality, migration and poverty.
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