Individual cities are a dying breed. By two thousand and fifty the term city might need a new definition not that it has a clear one now. Cities are joining each other in agglomerations or metropolises that will blur any significant boundary between those cities, and that urban sprawl will necessitate the need to create regional municipalities rather than these funny little arachaic things we call cities. According to a two thousand and ten UN report, the largest metropolis is and will be for many decades the mega-city of Hong Kong-Shenhzen-Guangzhou. The area currently has about one hundred and twenty million people, far ahead of the second largest such agglomeration, the Nagoya-Osaka-Kyoto-Kobe mega-city with just under sixty million. ',
Another quote: "Just over half the world now lives in cities but by two thousand and fifty, over seventy% of the world will be urban dwellers."
Power, at least in fairly peaceful times, lies in the economy, so New York, Tokyo, Shanghai, Lon