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The Urban Challange

Reino Hjerppe () and Pii Berghäll ()

Research Paper from World Institute for Development Economics Research

Abstract: Tomorrow's world will be an urban world. The ongoing urbanization process represents, both in scale and consequence, an unprecedented phenomenon in the history of making. Not only will the majority of the world's population live in an urban environment, but big mega-cities continue to grow, and in the political arena, cities are becoming key actors in the national and global societies.

Keywords: URBAN AREAS; ECONOMIC GROWTH; POPULATION (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: O40 R10 R11 R12 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 71 pages
Date: 1996
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