Big cities will be growing or will have grown by then. In this sentence we use future continuous or future perfect simple.

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    Could you say what you think is correct and why, please? Commented Dec 26, 2020 at 17:33
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    Is there are particular question being asked here?
    – user19179
    Commented Dec 26, 2020 at 18:09
  • It depends on what you mean. "will be growing", and "will have grown" mean different things, but both are correct. Which do you mean?
    – Billy Kerr
    Commented Jul 2, 2022 at 10:01

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It depends what you are trying to express. There are two possibilities, and the different tenses express those situations:

  • If the cities will be growing in the year 2050, you say The cities will be growing in 2050.
  • If the cities will be bigger in 2050, The cities will have grown by then(2050).

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