Places with more than 10 million residents — known as megacities — are becoming more common as people from rural areas migrate to urban ones.
Why it matters: The benefits of megacities — which include opportunities for upward mobility and higher wages — can be offset by their negatives, like the fact that they're breeding grounds for COVID-19.
What's happening: Urbanization is proceeding rapidly, with more than half the world's population now living in cities, according to Visual Capitalist, an online publisher aimed at investors.
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