The Power of Proximity: The Complex Story of 21st Century Cities

Date: October 22, 2011
Pages: 80
US$ 2,600.00
Publisher: Euromonitor International Ltd
Report type: Strategic Report
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The story of the city is the story of humanity. Cities are made up of people, not buildings. The past decades have seen rapid urbanisation and, for the first time in human history, the majority of the world’s population now live in cities.
Urbanisation has been driven by growing affluence and a rising middle class. This report looks at the issues facing the affluent, rising and emerging middle classes and their role as consumers and the drivers of future city growth.

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Executive Summary
History of the City
  Table 1 World Population 1800-2050
Chart 1 Urban/Rural Population by Region 2010
21st Century Cities and Urban Living
the Rise of the Megacity
  Table 2 Population of the World's Megacities 2010
21st Century Cities
Chart 2 Changes in GDP Growth by Decade, by Region 1980-2020
the Story of Cities Is Multi-faceted
  Summary 1 Mature, Rising and Emerging Cities
Mature Cities: Rural Dreams, Novelty and the Cost of Change
Rising Cities: Crucible of Growth
Chart 3 Average Age of BRIC Population 1980-2020
Emerging Cities: Rapid Transformation
the Engine of the Future: Economics of the City
Chart 4 GDP PPP Per Capita vs % Urban Population 2010
  Table 3 Middle Class Growth by Region 1990/2005
Chart 5 The Rise Of The Middle Class Consumer: Income Concentration Per Adult by Decile, Major Markets 2010
Chart 6 Consumer Expenditure on Food and Housing as % Total Spending, Major Markets 2010
Chart 7 Gini Index, Major Markets 2010
Chart 8 Proportion of Single-person Households, Major Markets 2010
Chart 9 Age Profiles by Dependency, Major Markets 2010
Blowback: Political Implications of Change
Chart 10 Net Migration, Major Markets 2010
  Table 4 Remittances: Inflows and Outflows, Major Markets 2009 and 2010
the Human Zoo: Social Implications of Urban Living
Chart 11 Paradoxes of City Living: City living creates complex social questions
Chart 12 Unemployment Rate Among 15-25 Year-olds, Major Markets 2010
Cities in the Age of Networks - the Importance of Infrastructure
the Connected City
Chart 13 Mobile Phone Subscribers and Internet Users, by Selected Markets 2009/2010
Chart 14 PC, Internet and Broadband Penetration, Major Markets 2010
Chart 15 Mobile Phones Per Capita, Major Markets 2010
Impact on Consumer Markets - Patterns of Change
  Summary 2 Mature, Rising and Emerging Cities
Urbanisation Patterns in Major Markets
  Table 5 Brazil: Population and Spending 1990-2020
Chart 16 Population of Brazil's Main Cities 2000/2005/2010/2015
  Table 6 China: Population and Spending 1990-2020
Chart 17 Population of China's Main Cities 2000/2005/2010/2015
  Table 7 Egypt: Population and Spending 1990-2020
Chart 18 Population of Egypt's Main Cities 2000/2005/2010/2015
  Table 8 India: Population and Spending 1990-2020
Chart 19 Population of India's Main Cities 2000/2005/2010/2015
  Table 9 Indonesia: Population and Spending 1990-2020
Chart 20 Population of Indonesia's Main Cities 2000/2005/2010/2015
  Table 10 Japan: Population and Spending 1990-2020
Chart 21 Population of Japan's Main Cities 2000/2005/2010/2015
  Table 11 Mexico: Population and Spending 1990-2020
Chart 22 Population of Mexico's Main Cities 2000/2005/2010/2015
  Table 12 Nigeria: Population and Spending 1990-2020
Chart 23 Population of Nigeria's Major Cities 2000/2005/2010/2015
  Table 13 Russia: Population and Spending 1990-2020
Chart 24 Population of Russia's Main Cities 2000/2005/2010/2015
  Table 14 Turkey: Population and Spending 1990-2020
Chart 25 Population of Turkey's Main Cities 2000/2005/2010/2015
  Table 15 UK: Population and Spending 1990-2020
Chart 26 Population of UK's Main Cities 2000/2005/2010/2015
  Table 16 US: Population and Spending 1990-2020
Chart 27 Population of the US' Main Cities 2000/2005/2010/2015
Future Outlook
  Table 17 GDP Growth (%) by Region 2010 Actual, 2011-2015 Forecast
  Summary 3 Cityscope 2025 City/Metropolitan Region Rankings
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