The Global Move to Cities

A recent UN report finds that most of the world's population will be living in cities by 2007.
April 3, 2004, 7am PST | Charlotte Fitzgerald
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The United Nation's 2003 Revision of World Urbanization Prospects estimated that 48% of people lived in cities in 2003 and that this will pass the 50% mark by 2007. Most of this growth is expected to occur in cities which currently have a population of less than half a million, not the current mega-cities. With the global population doubling every 38 years, population growth is touted as becoming a greater area of future government action. [Editor's note: View the full United Nation's Report at http://www.un.org/esa/population/publications/wup2003/2003WUP.htm ]

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Published on Monday, October 24, 2005 in The Australian
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