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Trends in urban and rural populations, less developed regions, 1960-2030 (estimates and projections)

Year: 2009 Author: Hugo Ahlenius, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
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According to the latest UN estimates, almost all of the world’s population growth between 2000 and 2030 will be concentrated in urban areas in developing countries (Figure 32). By 2030, almost 60% of the people in developing countries will live in cities (FAO, 2003). If present trends continue, urban population will equal rural population by around 2017.
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