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This introduction has only touched on a few of the points that emerge when visualising relations between income growth and urbanisation. Explore further using the options above. Also see the publications linked below.

Working paper in urbanization concepts and trends
Book on urban growth in emerging economies

Warning: Use this information with care. Excessive economic growth is hazardous to the health of your planet.

Also note: The statistics presented here are from the World Bank, downloaded May 2014. The first publication listed above includes a discussion of the limitations to statistics on urbanisation. There is also a large literature on the limitations of GDP statistics.