Is the World More Urban than UN Estimates?

Is the world more urban than UN estimates? Writing for Devex, Catherine Cheney explains that it depends on the definition.

Experts say a universal definition of what is urban may or may not be useful on the national level, where a wide range of definitions are used, but that it would benefit policymakers on the global level working on agendas such as the Sustainable Development Goals — particularly in least developed countries where most of the increase in urbanization is taking place.

Cheney's coverage includes a look at a recent working paper from Professor Shlomo Angel's team at the Marron Institute.

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