Urban World

Urban World


Navigate the unprecedented global wave of urbanization with Urban World. Compare GDP, population and household income for more than 2,600 cities worldwide. Track the earth’s shifting economic center of gravity from 1 CE to 2025. Discover surprising facts and share them via Facebook or Twitter.

The growth of cities in emerging markets is driving the most significant economic transformation in history. Urban World offers a sense of how economic power will move as this unprecedented urban expansion takes place.

By 2025, the annual consumption of citizens in these emerging markets will reach $30 trillion and the GDP of these markets will exceed that of developed countries. China’s economy is changing at ten times the speed of the British Industrial Revolution—which was itself a turning point in the history of the world—and at 100 times the scale.
Comprehending the sheer scale and sweeping nature of this urban transformation is difficult. Urban World can help, by presenting an interactive economic and demographic map of the evolving urban landscape.

• Spin the globe, and pinch to zoom in on individual countries and cities and compare their population, household incomes, or GDP side-by-side.
• Use the search function to move quickly to a specific city, country, or region.
• Explore GDP from 1 CE to 2025 and view the shift in the world’s economic center of gravity over that same time period.

Urban World is based on more than five years of research by the McKinsey Global Institute (MGI), the business and economics research arm of McKinsey, the global management consultancy.
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About Urban World
Navigate the unprecedented global wave of urbanization with Urban World. Compare GDP, population and household income for more than 2,600 cities worldwide. Track the earth’s shifting economic center of gravity from 1 CE to 2025. Discover surprising facts and share them via Facebook or Twitter.

The growth of cities in emerging markets is driving the most significant economic transformation in history. Urban World offers a sense of how economic power will move as this unprecedented urban expansion takes place.

By 2025, the annual consumption of citizens in these emerging markets will reach $30 trillion and the GDP of these markets will exceed that of developed countries. China’s economy is changing at ten times the speed of the British Industrial Revolution—which was itself a turning point in the history of the world—and at 100 times the scale.
Comprehending the sheer scale and sweeping nature of this urban transformation is difficult. Urban World can help, by presenting an interactive economic and demographic map of the evolving urban landscape.

• Spin the globe, and pinch to zoom in on individual countries and cities and compare their population, household incomes, or GDP side-by-side.
• Use the search function to move quickly to a specific city, country, or region.
• Explore GDP from 1 CE to 2025 and view the shift in the world’s economic center of gravity over that same time period.

Urban World is based on more than five years of research by the McKinsey Global Institute (MGI), the business and economics research arm of McKinsey, the global management consultancy.

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A Google User
Aug 13, 2014
4 stars for the content! But the app is insanely slow!!
A Google User
Jul 1, 2014
The Future Great app
A Google User
Jun 16, 2014
Urbanworld broken Loved this app but crashes on open since I upgraded the os. Plz fix.
A Google User
Jun 6, 2014
Always crashes whenever I open it on the HTC m8
A Google User
May 14, 2014
Doesn't work on Nexus 5 In fact, it doesn't even open. An unexpected error closes it as soon as you try to open it. Please do something about it