In 1950, 746 million people lived in urban areas around the globe. Today, that number has risen to 3.9 billion, which equates to 54% of the world’s population. By 2050 this percentage is estimated to grow to 70%. As 21st century cities grow in size, they also grow in significance. Cities have become hubs for knowledge sharing, economic growth, and creativity and are at the forefront of global innovation.
A few weeks ago, we asked our readers to send us images that captures the meaning of “resilience”. We were moved by the response, with over 50 entries that evoked aspects of resilience that we hadn’t even anticipated! The following five photos were selected for the moments of resilience captured in the lives of people and the spaces they live in.