Visualizing 590 Cities

We know that we are increasingly urbanizing but visualizing this phenomenon is difficult, that is why Bestiario‘s “590 Cities” presents such a sticking image of urban population changes. describes this amazing stacked flow chart,

…that manages to pack all of those details into a single digital square. The visualization depicts the world’s 590 most populous cities, sorted column by column according to their population size between 1950 and 2010, with projections for 2015, 2020, 2025, and 2050. By rolling over the lines you can highlight individual cities’ growth trends.

Click on the images to see the full screen interactive visualizations of 590, read more about it on

– Melissa



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  2. Seeing the world as it really is – not how we imagine it to be , is the most difficult tasks and urbanist can have – maps alone, though necessary, are not sufficient – thats why we need to take note of every attempt to show us different aspects of what is going on – this particular one tries to give us an interactive overview which is very expresive – thanks Donovan Gillman

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