Saturday, January 20, 2007
From the Environment News service:
How the world tackles the social and environmental challenges of urbanization, in particular the needs of the urban poor, will determine the future of humanity and the fate of the planet, according to the report by the U.S. research group.
"The global shift from rural to urban is the defining trend of our time," said Molly O'Meara Sheehan, project director of the Worldwatch report.
More than 60 million people are added to cities and suburbs every year and sometime next year more than half the world's population will live in cities.