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Economics News for English Learners – Program 17

UN Says World Unprepared for Rapid Growth of Cities

The United Nations predicts a population growth to 9,000,000,000 (9 billion) people by 2050, with 60% living in cities. This massive growth is likely to be overwhelming to the limited infrastructure and supply chain available to cities. Do you live in a city? Is your city over populated? What if your city had twice, or three times as much population? Share your thoughts with us on how overpopulation may affect cities in your country.

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  1. Profile photo of admin admin says:

    English Vocabulary: POPULATION

    the act of populating (causing to live in a place); “he deplored the population of colonies with convicted criminals”
    (statistics) the entire aggregation of items from which samples can be drawn; “it is an estimate of the mean of the population”
    a group of organisms of the same species populating a given area; “they hired hunters to keep down the deer population”
    the people who inhabit a territory or state; “the population seemed to be well fed and clothed”
    the number of inhabitants (either the total number or the number of a particular race or class) in a given place (country or city etc.); “people come and go, but the population of this town has remained approximately constant for the past decade”;

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