Why do cities grow? Or shrink? Why do people migrate to mega-cities from small towns and villages? Why do regular cities grow into mega-cities? Is it due to natural causes – population growth (Shah Jee’s pat answer!) or because of domestic migrants? Can mid-sized cities grow into mega-cities? Are we in Pakistan developing mid-sized cities with amenities of megacities? What about smaller cities and villages – what’s the status on their development?
By Fareeha Qayoom