No two cities are the same. What does your city mean to you?
For Razi, an 18-year-old waiter in Kuala Lumpur, and millions of other aspirational youth in Malaysia, cities are where their dreams for joining the middle class can come true.
For Liao Xianmei, a 45-year-old migrant worker in Chongqing, China, and Fatma and Peter, a Tanzanian couple who moved from their rural home to Dar es Salaam, cities are where they can build a better future for their families.
Today, over four billion people around the world – more than 50% of the global population – live in cities. In East Asia and the Pacific alone, for example, cities house 1.2 billion people – almost rivaling the population of India. ….more