Cities : Factfile

There are 12 documents in this section.


  • Traffic congestion

    26 January 2008

    In 1998, a consultation paper by the UK government on fighting traffic congestion and pollution through road user and parking charges estimated that 1.6 billion hours were lost by drivers and passengers on Great Britain's roads due to congestion in 1996: 80 per cent in urban areas. London, in fact, has been forced to ask motorists entering the city centre to pay a congestion tax of £8 (US$15).

  • Urban world

    6 January 2008

    In 2007, developing countries had some 2.4 billion urban dwellers compared with 900 million in industrialised countries. Half of all urban growth in developing countries was attributed to in-migration.