The world is changing. And progress is moving at an incredibly fast pace. Even in your home town things are often changing, with new buildings being built and new people moving in.
While there is a lot of change and a lot of progress all over the world, certain cities are developing and evolving differently than the rest. Below are 20 astonishing cities that have undergone shocking transformations.
1. Shanghai, China From 1990 To 2010
Over the past 20 years, Shanghai has really developed into a very modern city. In recent years Shanghai has become one of the most advanced cities in all of China. This is a far cry from what the place was like during the early 1990’s.
2. Jakarta, Indonesia From 1960 To 2010
Asia has seen a lot of growth over the past few decades. Jakarta, like other areas in Indonesia, has exploded in terms of population. The area went from being largely agrarian to becoming a major metropolitan center.
3. Dubai, UAE From 1991 To 2012
Nowhere has their been more drastic growth than in the city of Dubai. What was once empty desert has become a massive epicenter for shopping, business, and entertainment.