Transforming a city into a modern metropolis takes much more than just having a good city planner around. It’s more about having a strong economy and a proud people working day and night to help make the city grow. We have compiled what we see as the top 40 city transformations in the world! You would be surprised how small some of them started and what they have grown into today. In the world today there are 4,416 cities. A few of the cities on this list, like Fortaleza, Brazil, Seoul, South Korea, New York, and Shenzhen, China, make the list of 100 largest cities in the world. Seoul, South Korea was named the world’s first smart city back in 2014. Every one of these cities has more fun facts to be learned, and some fun information that is rumored to be true. Just keep reading to find out more!
Leading up to the year 2000, things were slowly changing. In 1999, among other things, they opened the International Center for Biosaline Agriculture headquarters. This non-profit research center focuses on introducing resource-efficient and climate-smart crops as well as figuring out areas that are affected by drought salinity and try to find a solution. This was all part of the beginning of a new era for Dubai.
Dubai has been a fast-growing city since the year 2000. It is part of the United Arab Emirates, the size of a city, the sovereignty of a country, and the wealth of a nation makes this one of the fastest-growing places in the world. This is how it looked in the year 2000, you would not believe what it looks like today.