Highlighted indicators

Currently, 81.2% of the population in Latin America and the Caribbean live in urban areas.

Source: UNDESA- Data 2018

By 2050 89% of the population in Latin America and the Caribbean will live in urban areas.

Source: UNDESA- Data 2018

Latin America and the Caribbean is the region with the largest proportion of the population concentrated in megacities: of the total population of the region in 2018, 14.2% resided in the six cities with 10 million inhabitants or more.

Source: UNDESA- The world 's cities in 2018 data booklet

Urban themes

  • II. Urban frameworks

    II. Urban frameworks
  • III. Spatial development

    III. Spatial development
  • IV. Urban economy

    IV. Urban economy
  • V. Urban ecology and environment

    V. Urban ecology and environment
  • VI. Urban housing and basic services

    VI. Urban housing and basic services
  • I. Social cohesion and equity

    I. Social cohesion and equity