Today’s urban population of about 3.5 billion people is projected to reach 5 billion by 2030, with two-thirds of the global population living in cities. City leaders must move quickly to plan for growth and provide the basic services, infrastructure, and affordable housing their expanding populations need.
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Efficient and renewable energy is essential to sustainable urban development .With support from the World Bank, Beijing is installing 100 megawatts of rooftop solar PV systems in 800 schools - the largest of such initiatives in the country so far.Read More »
The World Bank's chief economist for the East Asia and Pacific region writes, "The overwhelming majority of China's poor live in rural areas, but the key to getting them out of poverty lies in China's cities."Read More »