Population Growth

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The Developing World's Urban Population Could Triple by 2210

Can we possibly prepare?

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Why We Should be Worried About the Rapid Growth in Global Households

The sheer number of households on the planet is now rising much faster than the global population.

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Did the Recession Convince Americans to Move to More Productive Cities?

Not really, though there are a few exceptions.

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The Great Growth Disconnect: Population Growth Does Not Equal Economic Growth

It can create a troubling illusion of prosperity.

When Manhattan Was Mostly Hills and Shrubbery

In the 1830s, there was plenty of green space to go around in New York (and snakes).

The Devastating Impact of 30 Years of Sprawl, As Seen From Space

The lightning pace of world urbanization is on display in these animated GIFs of Chicago, Dallas/Fort Worth, Hong Kong and other exploding metropolises.

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The Real Reason Cities Are Centers of Innovation

GDP and patents in cities usually grow at a faster rate than population. But why?

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Widget of the Day: A Global Population App From the Census

Watch the world grow.

Plan B Architecture & Urbanism

What If the Entire World Lived in 1 City?

Two Yale architects pose the question in an ambitious research project.

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Top 10 Small U.S. Cities Growing Faster Than Their Suburbs

The rise in core city populations isn't only happening in large metros.

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Africa's Urbanizing, But Not How You Think

Urban growth isn't necessarily streaming in from the countryside.

Why We Need a Better 'Science of Cities'

Q&A with Planet of Cities author Shlomo Angel.

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It's Official: Downtowns Are Booming

Neighborhoods within 2 miles of city hall saw huge jumps in population between 2000 and 2010, according to new numbers from the Census.

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Where Urban Land Growth Is About to Explode

Regions where urbanization is likely to increase by 2030, and where it will have the most impact.

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Tracking Blight in America's Hardest-Hit Cities

Where property abandonment is growing and declining.

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Chinese Urbanization, By the Numbers

Figures from a new report on China's cities show a rapid transformation.

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How Urban Sprawl Intensified Floods in the Philippines

Growth in population and informal settling has increased the flood's toll in Manila.

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Pakistan's Looming Water Crisis

Water access and infrastructure concerns will only heighten as the country shifts toward an urban majority.

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Why the Amish Population Is Exploding

The number of Amish people in the U.S. has doubled in the last 20 years, and the sect is spreading across the United States.