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The Biggest Migration in the World. Mobility, Urbanisation and Informal Housing Michael Collyer. Global population growth will be concentrated in poor cities. Megacities account for smaller but fastest growing proportion of total urban population.

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The Biggest Migration in the World

Mobility, Urbanisation and Informal Housing

Michael Collyer


Global population growth will be concentrated in poor cities


Megacities account for smaller but fastest growing proportion of total urban population


2011-2050 urban growth will vastly outpace population change as driver of urbanisation


83% of governments reported concerns about patterns of population distribution. 72% developing countries have policies to reduce migration to large cities


New awareness of impact of natural hazards on cities

People living in urban coastal flood zones in 2060


Vulnerability of new urban residents varies widely


What contribution can academic research make?


Colombo beautification: financialisation of development


Migrating out of Poverty RPC: New research in informal settlements in Accra: 87% migrants positive about migration


RGS Field Research Programme: ‘Migrants on the Margins’


Focus on ‘marginalised urban areas’


Plans for student involvement in research


Plans for continuous outreach


Thankyou.

http://migratingoutofpoverty.dfid.gov.uk

http://www.rgs.org/OurWork/Field+Research+Programmes/Field+Research+Programme.htm

[email protected]

@CollyerMC


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