CIC - Construction Intelligence Center

Global Construction Mega Cities

  • Published:Friday, December 09, 2016

Based on an assessment of project pipelines in major cities worldwide, the CIC has identified 50 “Construction Mega Cities”, each having a pipeline of projects with an investment value above US$35 billion.


The CIC’s Construction Mega Cities comprise some of the largest metropolitan areas in the world in terms of population, as well as those with the fastest growing populations.

The largest Construction Mega Cities by population include Tokyo (36.1 million), Shanghai (26.1 million) and Sao Paulo (25.2 million), and the fastest growing by population include Abu Dhabi (with a 5.5% a year rise projected in 2016–2020) and Dubai (4.9%), as well as Chennai and Bangalore (3.8%) in India. 

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