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George Martine

George Martine, lead author State of the World 2007

George Martine is lead author of the UN Population Fund’s (UNFPA) report State of World Population 2007: Unleashing the Potential of Urban Growth. He said he believes that urbanization is inevitable but it can also be positive in that cities provide great potential for social and economic development, demographic improvement, and progress on environmental issues. He also believes that future of cities in developing countries – and the future of humanity itself – “depend very much on the decisions made now in preparation for this growth,”

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