Researchers Contest Widely-Accepted United Nations' Predictions on Urban Population Growth

Thursday, July 12th, 2018
Widely accepted numbers on how much of the world's population lives in cities are incorrect, with major implications for development aid and the provision of public services for billions of people, researchers say. The United Nations predicts the world's urban population is expected to grow to 70 percent by 2050 from 55 percent at present after becoming majority urban for the first time around 2008. Not so, say researchers based at the European Commission. Follow this link to read the complete article. Sourced from Thomson Reuters Foundation - place newsletter