MAP OF THE DAY: If The Entire World Lived In A City As Dense As Houston, It Would Be This Big

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If 6.9 billion people lived in Houston, the world capital of suburban sprawl, that one city would take up 1,769,085 square miles. It would take up all the land from New Mexico to Ohio.

This visualisation comes from urban planning blog Per Square Mile.

If on the other hand the world’s population lived in densely populated Paris, that one city would take up only 127,930 square miles.

You can imagine which is more sustainable.

If the world lived a city as dense as Paris

Source: Per Square Mile

If the world lived a city as dense as New York

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If the world lived a city as dense as Singapore

Source: Per Square Mile

If the world lived a city as dense as San Francisco

Source: Per Square Mile

If the world lived a city as dense as London

Source: Per Square Mile

If the world lived a city as dense as Houston

Source: Per Square Mile

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