The rapid increase in the number of cities that house over 10 million people is changing the way we organize urban space.

This article titled “How the rise of the megacity is changing the way we live” was written by Paul Webster in Chengdu and Jason Burke in Delhi, for The Observer on Saturday 21st January 2012 22.52 UTC

Amid a clutter of 24-hour arc lights, gigantic cranes and dumper trucks, a behemoth is rising out of a field of churned mud on the outskirts of Chengdu in south-west China. Commuters skirt its vast perimeter fence on their way to the new metro link that cuts under the city. They barely glance at what looks like just another huge construction project in a cityscape that changes every month.

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