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Issue 3.1

Urbanizing: Call for Papers

Urbanizing is an active process. More than half of the world’s population now lives in cities, and by the year 2050 greater than two-thirds will be urban dwellers due to migration and increased birth rates. Meanwhile, our urban footprint comprises only 3% of the earth’s surface, establishing a density that imbues the effects of past decision-making, and underscores the importance of future ones. We find ourselves now accelerating into global urbanization with neither the certainty of past slowness nor the benefit of applicable precedents. As the rate of urbanization outpaces its research outcomes, a groundswell of problem-oriented research is needed.

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