While the timing may differ, everyone is agreed that imminently, more than half the population of the Earth will live in cities. Thoraya Obaid, executive director of the UN Population Fund, proclaims that this will happen next year, as reported in The Guardian.
The article is accompanied by a superb infographic which shows at a glance the urbanised areas of the world. Surprise is that Venezuela is the most urbanised country in the world, with 94% living in cities. The UK and Argentina come in second at 90%. Of course, city-states like Singapore probably score 100%, but that's not the point.