With Africa and Asia estimated to see 90 percent of the world’s new urban growth between now and 2050, experts are forecasting an urbanization of global poverty — a growing number of urban poor households who lack access to services and opportunities in cities.
In fast-growing cities across the developing world more than 70 percent of residents lack access to basic services like clean water, affordable transportation or decent housing, a research group said on Friday ahead of a U.N. conference on urbanization.
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By Chris Arsenault
QUITO//WASHINGTON (October 14, 2016) — Rapidly growing cities are finding it increasingly difficult to provide their residents with core services, like housing, water, energy and transportation — a challenge that is exacerbated as the share of poor people living in urban areas grows.