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Book review: Making Cities Work: Prospects and Policies for Urban America by Robert Inman (ed.).

Book review: Making Cities Work: Prospects and Policies for Urban America by Robert Inman (ed.).

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We are living in the century of the city. Over the course of just a few
generations, our population has shifted from one that resided in the
outskirts to one that seeks the city lights. In 1950, only 29% of people
lived in cities. Today, over 50% of the global population resides in urban
areas and this number is expected to grow substantially in the next few
decades. By 2050, it is estimated that 70% of the global population will
be city dwellers. This enormous structural shift presents innumerable
opportunities and challenges, which, if left unaddressed, could ultimately
end the glorious urban experiment and turn cities into sinkholes.
We are living in the century of the city. Over the course of just a few
generations, our population has shifted from one that resided in the
outskirts to one that seeks the city lights. In 1950, only 29% of people
lived in cities. Today, over 50% of the global population resides in urban
areas and this number is expected to grow substantially in the next few
decades. By 2050, it is estimated that 70% of the global population will
be city dwellers. This enormous structural shift presents innumerable
opportunities and challenges, which, if left unaddressed, could ultimately
end the glorious urban experiment and turn cities into sinkholes.

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Published by: Transformative Studies Institute on Jul 04, 2012
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