The Health Challenges of the Growing Class of Megacities
Published October 16, 2012
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Tokyo is the world’s biggest megacity at a population of over 35,000,000. Image via Wikipedia.
Megacities are usually defined by a total population in excess of 10 million, with an additional component of population density. Rapid urbanization will take a heavy toll on the infrastructure of local governments, if city planners don’t incorporate ways to tackle air pollution.
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