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Surprise? The US is predicted to be one of the world hotspots for urban growth

The world population continues to swell, and many of the growing numbers of people on the planet are moving to the cities. According to the UN, as reported by Alertnet, India, China, Nigeria, Indonesia and the United States will see the greatest urban population growth in the coming years.

The LA Times has a story on the UN urban growth report featuring this map showing which areas are growing fastest:


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Tom Paulson

Tom Paulson is founder and lead journalist at Humanosphere. Prior to operating this online news site, he reported on science,  medicine, health policy, aid and development for the Seattle Post-Intelligencer. Contact him at tom[at] or follow him on Twitter @tompaulson.