Who's in the world?
An display in The City is Ours shows the population of each continent, updated every second as more humans are born around the world.
The City is Ours, our major 2017 exhibition at the Museum of London, looked at how we can thrive on an increasingly urban planet.
The first thing you saw as you walked through the door of The City is Ours were five ticking counters, each displaying the population of one of the world's continents, each updated every second as new humans are born, adding to the world's population (approximately 7,569,175,000). Of those seven billion, more than half (54%) live in a city, and by 2050 we can expect 70% of all humans to be urbanised. Life on an urban earth presents unique challenges, from transport and food production to pollution and housing. Our season looks at how cities around the world are solving those challenges, especially in London itself.