Urbanization | VOL. 12, ISSUE 72, May-June 2012

Urban sustainability and a changing climate

The world today is experiencing unprecedented urban population growth. The trend is more dominant but not limited to developing and under-developed countries. It is estimated that by the year 2030, three-quarter of the world’s population will be living in urban areas, and developing countries like India and China will host the largest of these cities. According to North Carolina State University, the year 2007 proved to be a landmark year witnessing this transition. The world population turned more urban than...

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