Two years ago, the world’s population reached a major milestone, according to the United Nations Program on Human Settlements: for the first time in history, the majority of people worldwide were living in cities.
And not necessarily pleasant cities, either. The arrival of the so-called "urban millennium" also saw the number of slum-dwellers hit 1 billion.
The challenges presented by these trends will be dissected by speakers at an APA World Policy Keynote on "sustainable urbanization," beginning at 7:45 a.m. Tuesday.
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