History fans will love this map showing the birth of cities across nearly 6,000 years

« In 2016, some 54 percent of the world’s population lives in cities, with that figure expected to rise to 75 percent by 2030.

Curious about how urbanization has developed over thousands of years and how cities have affected local and regional environments, a team of Yale University researchers recently created a comprehensive dataset of urban settlements from 3700 BC to the present day by digitizing, transcribing, and geocoding historical research linked to urban populations around the world. (…) »