Latin America’s cities are ready to take off. But their infrastructure is failing them

Latin America is the planet's most urbanized region. In just over a generation - between 1950 and 2010 - the proportion of people living in cities grew from 30% to more than 85%. By 2050, 90% of Latin Americans will live in cities. Today, there are more than 55 cities with a population of one million or more, including some of the largest metropolitan areas on the planet. Depending on how one counts, there are roughly 2,000 cities driving Latin America's economy. No part of the world has urbanized more rapidly.

There’s just one problem: Latin American cities are failing to live up to their promise. One of the principal reasons for this is their massive infrastructure gaps.

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