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Most People Live In Cities, U.N. Report Shows

News outlets highlight a new U.N. report on human habitation of cities and the challenges presented.

New York Times: U.N. Finds Most People Now Live in Cities
“More than half of humanity now lives in cities, and even more will soon. The world will have to confront how to make cities more fit for human habitation. Those are the conclusions of a report released Thursday by the United Nations, raising new challenges including cholera, classrooms, and food production…” (Sengupta, 7/10).

U.N. News Centre: More than half of world’s population now living in urban areas, U.N. survey finds
“An additional 2.5 billion people are predicted to live in urban areas by 2050, the United Nations today reported, highlighting the need for a successful urban planning agenda and greater attention to be given to smaller cities where nearly half of all people currently reside…” (7/10).

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