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Urban planning: How to deal with too many people in too little space
As the world’s population moves to teeming cities, ‘sustainable urbanization’ a key issue for planners. By Dan Emerson Special to Finance and Commerce

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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