December 13, 2010

The Economist: African Cities to See Fast Growth

An article in the Economist notes that while over 1/3 of Africa's inhabitants currently live in cities, more than half of them will do so by 2030. In fact, the article notes that some cities will see a rise of up to 85% in their populations in the next 15 years. This growth is seen as both a challenge and an opportunity for infrastructure, as poor and limited capacity in the present will be exacerbated as populations swell unless steps are taken to improve conditions.

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