Aerial view of Tokyo cityscape

What is an urban area?

Almost every article, briefing, lecture or essay on matters of urbanisation seems to make reference to the extent of urbanisation in the world today and the expected urban population globally in the future. Often, such material specifically refers to the well established benchmark of theĀ UN World Urbanization Prospects publication. So it is perhaps surprising to find that the level of standardisation of the urbanisation figures, … Continue reading What is an urban area?