Rise and fall of cities

An amazing timelapse from The Guardian showing the rise and fall of cities in the world. It stops at the year 2000 though! So we don’t get to see the gigantic spread of cities in Asia.

https://embed.theguardian.com/embed/video/cities/video/2016/jun/27/watch-worlds-cities-rise-fall-nearly-6000-years-video

you can check out Kanishk Tharoor’s article from The Guardian here

and the souce article here: Spatializing 6,000 years of global urbanization from 3700 BC to AD 2000

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