Cities in Europe (2)

Thursday, 16 June 2016

by: Qurius

According to the harmonised definition by Eurostat and the OECD, urban areas — defined as cities, towns and suburbs — provide a home to 72% of the EU-28’s population; 41% live in cities and 31% in towns and suburbs.

Note; 72% of the EU population lives on 17% of the land area.

PBL degree of urbanisation

What is the degree of urbanisation? The degree of urbanisation is a density-based classification originally introduced in 1991 to distinguish densely populated areas with more than 50,000 inhabitants (cities), intermediate urbanised areas (towns and suburbs) and thinly populated areas (rural areas). In 2011, work carried out by the European Commission, Eurostat and the OECD resulted in a harmonised definition of the degree of urbanisation which is based on more precise population datadata.

From Cities in Europe by PBL. It presents well-established facts, new findings and counter-intuitive connections in a visually attractive way, in a series of 13 infographics that show facts and figures on recent urban developments.