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A World Bank initiating report, ‘Building Sustainability in an Urbanizing World’ (2013), provides the starting point for the 101 largest cities. Starting with this list of cities, University of Ontario Institute of Technology researchers projected global urbanization rates and population growth in the world’s 101 largest urban areas to 2100.

This list of cities forms the skeleton to which additional information such as GHG emissions, energy use and mix and local economic development, is now being added. In partnership with other organizations, including the University of Toronto (Civil Engineering), World Bank, Memorial University of Newfoundland (Engineering), World Business Council for Sustainable Development, American Society of Civil Engineers and GDF Suez, city data is regularly iterated and improved. 

The Jeffery Boyce Research Program at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) invites all partners, especially the cities themselves, to help with collecting, refining and better understanding information on the world’s largest cities.

Large urban area compendium entries for the World's 101 largest cities are provided here in alphabetical order.

Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire

Dortmund, Germany

Montreal, Canada 

Ahmadabad, India

Dusseldorf, Germany

Moscow, Russia 

Alexandria, Egypt

East Rand, South Africa

Mumbai, India 

Algiers, Algeria

Fortaleza, Brazil

New York City, USA 

Ankara, Turkey

Frankfurt, Germany

Osaka, Japan

Athens, Greece

Guadalajara, Mexico

Paris, France

Atlanta, USA

Guangzhou, China

Philadelphia, USA

Baghdad, Iraq

Hanoi, Vietnam

Phoenix, USA

Bandung, Indonesia

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Porto Alegre, Brazil

Bangalore, India

Hong Kong, China

Pune, India

Bangkok, Thailand

Houston, USA

Pusan, Rep. of Korea

Barcelona, Spain

Hyderabad, India

Pyongyang, DPR Korea

Beijing, China

Istanbul, Turkey

Recife, Brazil

Belo Horizonte, Brazil

Jakarta, Indonesia 

Rio De Janeiro, Brazil

Berlin, Germany

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Bogota, Colombia

Johannesburg, South Africa 

Salvador, Brazil

Boston, USA

Kabul, Afghanistan 

San Francisco, USA

Brasilia, Brazil

Karachi, Pakistan 

Santiago, Chile

Boenos Aires, Argentina

Khartoum, Sudan 

Sao Paolo, Brazil

Cairo, Egypt

Kinshasa, D.R. Congo 

Seoul, Rep. of Korea

Calcutta, India

Lagos, Nigeria 

Shanghai, China

Capte Town, South Africa

Lahore, Pakistan 

Shenyang, China

Caracas, Venezuela

Lima, Peru 

Singapore, Singapore

Casablanca, Moracco

London, United Kingdom 

St. Petersburg, Russia

Chengdu, China

Los Angeles, USA 

Surat, India

Chennai, Inida

Madrid, Spain 

Sydney, Australia

Chicago, USA

Medellin, Colombia 

Tehran, Iran

Chittagong, Bangladesh

Melbourne, Australia 

Tianjin, China

Chongqing, China

Metro Manila, Philippines 

Tokyo, Japan

Dallas, USA

Mexico City, Mexico 

Toronto, Canada 

Delhi, India

Miami, USA 

Washington DC, USA 

Detroit, USA

Milan, Italy 

Wuhan, China

Dhaka, Bangladesh

Monterrey, Mexico 

Xi'an, China