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Cities are important. This is pretty self-evident - as over half of the world's population lives in them.

3rd March, 2013

Cities are important. This is pretty self-evident - as over half of the world's population lives in them. The 50 per cent mark was passed in 2010, according to the WHO, which forecasts that by 2030, six out of every ten people will be urban dwellers. Megacities are a new phenomenon, defined as 10 million inhabitants and above, and include Mumbai and Chongqing, which have populations well past 30 million.

The management of these giant conurbations and their counterparts of...

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