What if the whole world lived in one city?

A city of 6.9 billion people may seem like the beginning of a dystopian novel, especially if it is a sprawling suburban city of 6.9 billion people.  The blog Per Square Mile created a  series of maps that shows just how big a city holding the world’s population would need to be at various densities.  If 6.9 billion people squeezed into Alabama, Louisiana and Mississippi is startling, just image the traffic congestion if Houston sprawled across the entire Continental U.S.

– Melissa

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