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Call to Plan as World Population Increases

Tuesday, June 19, 2012 - 11:43
Experts call for planning as the world population continues to increase

Experts say nearly all the expected surge in the world's population from seven to nine billion people by 2050 will come in urban areas of Asia and Africa.

They say planning for it will be crucial to limit the spread of slums and related social and environmental problems.

According the International Institute on Environment and Development, many fast-growing cities today have informal settlements and black-market economies "Is in part a testament to failure to accommodate and plan for urban growth effectively and fairly."

To read the article titled, “Planning for urban population surge will limit crises – experts,” click here.

Source: 
All Africa