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3 ways Singapore models green city living

March 7, 2016 - Uncategorized

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Urbanization is real — and it doesn’t matter where you live.

According to a 2014 study by the United Nations, rural living is in decline on a global scale. Whereas just 30% of the world’s population were urban dwellers in 1950, more than half (54%) are now housed in cities. What’s more, by 2050, the UN projects urban occupation to rise to nearly 70% of the world’s population.

There are several benefits to the growth of population centers: it gives economies a booster shot; introduces more trade, commerce and tourism; and offers increased opportunities for innovation and cultural growth. These advantages are why the shift is happening so quickly. But without the proper infrastructure to keep pace with and sustain such rapid development, urbanization can do more harm than good. Read more…

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Source: Mashable

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