Many people want to live in cities – but they should remember as they pass through the city gates that, inside, the reality is often squalor, violent crime, dingy high-rise blocks of flats and open sewers.
World population grows at 215,000 a day. In
1999, we reached
six billion people.
By 2050, there will
be many billions more. We’d need to build a city the size of Lima (Peru) every 20 days to house them. Instead, we will expand and merge existing cities, creating
mega-cities. Mexico City has grown from 12 to 18 million in 30 years. Jakarta grew 8 million in just 15 years. China’s urban population
grew from 192
million to 375 million
in 16 years. Cities
seem destined to
just go on growing
Benedetta Rossi, Italy
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Picture: Meana Paula, Argentina
There’s not a market where we can buy another planet!
Ana Gabriela de Luna, Mexico
city is a place full of poetry Filled with eyes and ears The eyes are
each one of The tiny lights in this city. Ears are all the walls that
keep all secrets Not to let them out, but Save them and add beauty To
the walls, full of culture, Full of stories on the life of those Who
live inside them. The city also has angels hidden We can see them Their
mission is to give Spirit and soul To the buildings which are old.
City is a word that has a meaning In each letter.
C is for Culture
I is for Imagination
T is for Talking and
Y is for You
Because You make the city Shine and be alive.
Cecilia Farfan, Mexico