Cities to Host Half of Humans by End of 2008

Cities to Host Half of Humans by End of 2008
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New York City

The towering Manhattan skyline symbolizes New York City and, for many, wealth.

Economic prosperity and urbanization are strongly linked in some regions of the world, notes the author of a recent UN report on urbanization.

In many wealthy Western nations, like the United States, up to 70 percent of people live in metropolitan areas.

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