URBAN TRENDS: DID YOU KNOW?

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TICK-TOCK

Almost 1,80,000 people are added to the urban population each day!
(IBM)

MARKET TRENDtrend-icon

The global smart cities market will hit ₹93.7 lakh crore in 2020—nearly triple the global market size of ₹3,800 crore in 2013.
(Grand View Research)

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COMMUTING PAIN

Across the world, 69% of commuters indicated that traffic has negatively affected their health. 42% reported increased stress and 35% experienced increased anger.
(IBM Commuter Pain Index)

A GLOOMY OUTLOOKgloomy-icon

Cities already account for up to 70% of global greenhouse gas emissions. Almost 90% of the world’s urban residents breathe air that contains more pollutant emissions than the recommended thresholds.
(Siemens)

moving-iconMOVING TO URBANISTAN

In 2014, 54% of the world’s population lived in urban areas. This proportion is expected to increase to 66% by 2050.
(United Nations’ World Urbanisation Prospects, 2014 Revision)

car-iconCAR OVERDOSE

In 2014, there were about 1.2 billion vehicles on the road. This figure is expected to almost double by 2035.
(Navigant Research)

Urban Trends: Did You Know?

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IN GREAT DEMAND

Metropolises consume about 75% of the world’s natural resources and 80% of the global energy supply.
(United Nations Environment Programme)

parking-iconPARKING WOES

Globally, drivers spend 70 million hours each year just looking for parking.
(Streetline)

slums-iconSLUMS FOR RENT

Despite major advances in development, the world’s slum population will likely double to two billion by 2030.
UN-HABITAT

city-iconMEGACITY DEVELOPMENT

There are 28 megacities with a population of over ten million in the world today. Sixteen are located in Asia, four in Latin America, three each in Africa and Europe, and two in North America. By 2030, the world is projected to have 41 megacities that will house 730 million people.
(United Nations’ World Urbanisation Prospects, 2014 Revision)

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City trends indicate that by 2023, global income from smart technologies will have tripled from the 2013 level—from ₹0.6 lakh crore to ₹1.84 lakh crore. The biggest technology market is expected to be the Asia-Pacific region.
(Navigant Research)