How Will Women Fare as Cities Grow Dramatically? The Data Are Missing

In 2018, 55 percent of the world’s population lived in urban settings, and a UN report projects that by 2030, Delhi will overtake Tokyo as the largest city. Most of the growth will be in Asia and the Global South. LAURA KIRKPATRICK
In the New York-Newark metro area, above, the population of 18.8 million in 2018 is projected to hit 19.9 million by 2030. Paradoxically, areas of intense population growth may present more opportunities for women but not necessarily for their security. JOHN PENNEY

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