Beyond the Tipping Point: A Multidisciplinary Perspective on Urbanization and Development

@inproceedings{Beall2009BeyondTT,
  title={Beyond the Tipping Point: A Multidisciplinary Perspective on Urbanization and Development},
  author={J. Beall and Basudeb Guha-Khasnobis and R. Kanbur},
  year={2009}
}
By many estimates, the world has just crossed the point where more than half the world’s population is urban, a trend driven by rapid urbanization in developing countries. Urban centers offer economies of scale in terms of productive enterprise and public investment. Cities are social melting pots, centers of innovation and drivers of social change. However, cities are also marked by social differentiation, poverty, conflict and environmental degradation. These are all issues that not only… Expand
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