Pi Attitude Zone: Connectivity & Drive

The Height Of Urbanity

In 1900, only a tenth of the world’s population lived in cities.

Now the figure is well over half, and it looks like rising to three-quarters within another 30 years.

Just 17% of Americans live outside metropolitan areas. Already more than 75% of the Japanese are townies, and the European figure is closing fast on 80%.

Urbanization is increasing virtually everywhere, (except Switzerland, for some reason). The agreeable myth of country living is fast becoming a thing of the past.  We seem to want to “hang together”.

Nowhere is this truer than in the UK, which already sees an astonishing 90% of its population living in towns.  Which is odd, given the widespread myth that the Brits want to live the bucolic country life in "England's green and pleasant land".  They could if they wanted to: only a small fraction of England is under bricks and asphalt...

Pi says:  once again, what people say they want and what they actually do can be enormously different.

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