Comparing Urban Footprints Around the World

Matt Hartzell had done a very cool comparison on urban footprints around the worldWhat he is able to show is that there is almost no link between the geographic size of a city and it’s population globally. 

Urban Footprints by Population by Matt Hartzell

Urban Footprints by Population by Matt Hartzell

Also not surprising is that American cities are huge. In fact, Hartzell is able to fit 100 million people into the space that occupies Atlanta.

Visualizing Atlanta's Sprawl by Matt Hartzell

Visualizing Atlanta’s Sprawl by Matt Hartzell

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