Istanbul is a unique city in many ways. Bridging Europe and Asia, the city is home to around 13 million people and a lot of noise. That’s right - the city’s soundscape is incredible, and you can learn a lot about Istanbul by analysing it. Which is exactly what we’ve done.
Increasing population coupled with high rates of urbanization has resulted in a solid waste management crisis. Yet despite shared challenges, the approach to waste management differs in the global north and global south.
Doing some gis for fun. This one is self explanatory.
Human Habitation of the World
Red is densely populated, pink is sparsely populated and grey is uninhabited.
Fact# 3893: If the population of China walked past you in single line, the line would never end because of the rate of reproduction.
But what if the population of China ran past you in a single line?
An infographic mapping the largest African nations by population. Data from 2012.
Thanks for the question! This is an interesting one. It’s true that some people may not like the idea of dense living, but we can’t assume that the future is full of everyone getting things they are comfortable with. The present isn’t even that. So we may have to just lump it. Our desires change over time, often shaped by economic considerations. In the future, our wants are likely to be different to what they are today, and the pressures of urbanisation are likely to have shaped them.
Everyone has this periodic fascination with population density right?
That’s about the same as the population of Tallahassee every day.