Population Growth

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19 Metros That Will Hit 1 Million By 2042

A new report predicts that more than half of America will live in a metro area with a million people or more by 2042.

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Exurbs, the Fastest Growing Areas in the U.S.

When comparing areas on the fringe to growth in metros, the exurbs are gaining big.

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The Economic Strength of Cities

A new measurement - based on satellite images - highlights cities' key role in economic development.

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Africa's New Biggest City Is Lagos, Nigeria

The West African metropolis has hit 21 million, surpassing Cairo.

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Breadbaskets and Water Hogs

Stark maps highlight inefficiencies in global food production.

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Urban vs. Suburban Growth in U.S. Metros

It's cities versus suburbs in these maps of population growth.

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Visualization of the Day: The Population Growth of 590 Cities

This chart might break your brain.

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The Uneven Future of Urbanization

The United Nations projects a huge global urban population boom by 2050, but in some places more than others.

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America's Growing Urban Footprint

Census figures show widespread increases in the square mileage of urbanized areas in the U.S.

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U.S. Urban Population Is Up ... But What Does 'Urban' Really Mean?

Census definitions include a wide spectrum of places that count as cities.

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What U.S. Population Trends From the 2000s Tell Us About the Future

The metro areas that saw the greatest slowdown in the previous decades were the ones that saw the biggest booms in the 1990s.

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Census Figures Reveal a Vastly Rural India

Despite much urbanization, the majority of the country's growing population is living in rural areas and with few resources.

Map of the Day: Urbanization in 15 Seconds

What the urban world will look like in 2050.

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British Columbia's Second City

Major downtown development projects are helping to make Surrey into its own urban center.

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Canada Shifts West

New census figures show population dominance moving away from the east.

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Increasing Density and Diversity Likely to Make Western States More Blue

A new report finds growing urban and minority populations that will affect redistricting and reapportionment in the Mountain West.

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Urban Growth Contaminating Lake Titicaca

Pollution mounts as cities grow and sewage infrastructure lags

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2012 Will Be a Year of Destruction in Lagos

Government targets poorly constructed buildings amid a string of collapses

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In Africa, Building a Better Slum

A sustainable development expert on how African cities should handle the continent's urbanization boom