Urbanization and the Informal Sector The Issue Global urbanization is significantly higher than it has ever been at any point in history. As noted on The Agenda, within this decade the balance will switch from rural to urban, with more people occupying urban space than living in rural areas. By 2050, at least 75 per cent of the world’s population will be living in urban areas, compared to 10 per cent in 1900. The Agenda asks the question: what is driving this growth? The debate explores whether or not it is beneficial for the world to shift towards urbanization, and how these changes are affecting the world’s most at-risk populations. The Arguments Carolyn O'Hara, assistant editor of Foreign Policy magazine, notes that there are a number...The end:
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