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Introduction: The world’s urban population reached 50% of the total population for the first time in 2009. Urban population is expected to be 70% by 2050, at which point 6.3 billion people will be living in cities (United Nations, 2010). In Australia, the total population is expected to rise 60% by 2050, reaching 35 million people. Such rapid growth in urban communities has led to many negative outcomes across the world including environmental degradation, climate change, poverty and inequity. According to UN-Habitat (2011), it is expected that 3 billion people will live in slums by 2050 if our existing unsustainable urbanization practices continue to prevail.
Urban Studies and Planning
Ochoa, Jorge, "Experience Sharing System for Sustainable Urbanization Projects" (2012). Research Week Posters. 26.