With over three million people a week migrating to cities, more people than ever are living in urban environments
More people than ever are living in urban environments, particularly in the developing world. Photograph: 19697.000000/Getty Images
With more than three million people a week moving to cities around the world to find a better quality of life, more people than ever before live in urban environments.
This trend is particularly pronounced in developing countries. In India 41 families move into a town every minute and it is estimated that this rate of migration will result in an urban population of 700 million by 2050. Developed countries face a different, but equally pressing, challenge: an ageing population and outdated infrastructure. Read more
Source : guardian.co.uk