Planet Earth is home to some breathtaking cities and towns. Millions of people call bustling meccas like Beijing, Kolkata, and even America’s Tornado Alley home…but does that mean that they are safe places to live?
In fact, it can be quite the opposite. Some of the most densely populated cities in the world are actually places that should be avoided. Although the economic value of these locations can extend into the trillions, they can be lacking in infrastructure, pollution control, or be ill-equipped to handle what mother nature has in store. The evidence is plastered all over the web, from Instagram to The New York Times.