State of the World – 3.5 billion urbanites by 2010


Alex Staffen at WorldChanging gives a thumbs up to Worldwatch’s new report on the State of the World in which they cite that by the end of 2010, we would have nearly 3.5 billion urbanites. Alex particularly likes the chapters that address the crossover between the urban and the natural regions of the world that underline the role of sustainable development. The three aspects – providing clean water and sanitation, farming the cities (‘urban agriculture’), and reducing natural disaster risk in cities – would be key if we are to survive the growing wilderness that our cities are turning into.

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