More than half the global population is urban, a trend driven by rapid urbanization in developing countries. By 2030, Asia and the Pacific shall have at least 22 megacities including Tokyo, Delhi, Shanghai, Mumbai, Beijing, Dhaka, and Karachi. All in all, Asia's cities shall become home to another one billion people in the next two decades as migrants continue to be drawn to better opportunities. Yet, many cities are already struggling with environmental degradation, traffic congestion, inadequate urban infrastructure, and a lack of basic services such as water supply, sanitation and waste management. This video depicts the major facets of urbanization in Asia.
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