Urban populations to tip scales

Jan 01, 2007

Scientists say humankind will be a predominately urban species in 25 years, with roughly 60 percent living in towns or cities, a report out of Britain says.

The Independent of London reported that official U.N. figures show that throughout the world, urban populations have more than quadrupled over the past 50 years.

London, 200 years ago, became the first city in the world since ancient Rome to reach a population of 1 million. Now, according to experts, about 200 cities boast a population far more than 1 million, the Independent said. Tokyo, known as a "metacity," has a population of 20 million.

Reports on the increase in urban populations are scheduled to be published over the next few months, the newspaper said.

Copyright 2006 by United Press International

Explore further: Lady, you're on the money

Related Stories

Recommended for you

Lady, you're on the money

Jul 03, 2015

So far, women whose portraits appear on U.S. money have been a party of three. Excluding commemorative currency, only Sacagawea, Susan B. Anthony and Helen Keller appear on coins in general circulation, according ...

Another five things to know about meta-analysis

Jul 01, 2015

Last year I wrote a post of "5 Key Things to Know About Meta-Analysis". It was a great way to focus – but it was hard keeping to only 5. With meta-analyses booming, including many that are poorly done or ...

User comments : 0

Please sign in to add a comment. Registration is free, and takes less than a minute. Read more

Click here to reset your password.
Sign in to get notified via email when new comments are made.