Suzanne Ehlers

Today, 3.9 billion of us live in cities. That’s more than half the world’s population. By 2050, two-thirds of us will live in urban areas. Today is World Population Day, and this week the United Nations Population Division released the latest version of its World Urbanization Prospects. The 2014 projections show continued population growth and...

This week the United Nations Population Division released the 2012 revision of the World Population Prospects, projecting that world population could reach 9.6 billion by mid-century. This represents an increase of 300 million people from the 2010 revision. In short, our numbers are growing, and they’re growing more than expected. The larger global population is...