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The report attributed this change to an aging population, increased urbanization and a need for public spaces to socialize.
The rise of the Chinese traveler is of a piece with three trends that are changing the world: growing middle classes in the emerging world, rising connectivity (both physical and technological), and rapid urbanization.
But that World Heritage status and Xochimilco itself are threatened by the pollution and encroaching urbanization that plague the rest of the sprawling metropolis.
The World Bank estimates that because of traffic jams, every 1% growth in urbanization in Indonesia delivers only 4% of long-term GDP growth, compared with 13% in India and 10% in China.
But with this promise of increasing urbanization, ThyssenKrupp sought to fill an opportunity to make tall buildings more efficient.
The international effort launched in 2006 to help cities prepare for rapid population aging and the parallel trend of urbanization.
These hot conditions might be even more troubling in the light of other trends: urbanization and population growth in the tropics, and the growing older segment of the population, which is at higher risk.
Even in the city center, urbanization is often fraught.
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The word urbanization started appearing in print way back in the 1880s, which says something about the growth of American cities. The expansion of Los Angeles was an early example of uncontrolled urbanization. Urbanization is often seen as a negative trend, with bad effects on quality of life and the environment. But apartments require much less heat than houses, and commuting by mass transit rather than cars can reduce pollution and energy use, and cities offer improved opportunities for jobs (and often for education and housing as well), so city growth doesn't make everyone unhappy.
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