Population, Urbanization, Environment, and Security: A Summary of the Issues

By
Ellen M Brennan-Galvin

To understand the critical linkages between urbanization, public health and habitat, the environment, population growth, and international security, this article highlights the trends in urban growth, particularly in the developing world, and their potential to affect  the international community. Issues addressed include migration to urban centers, the immediate environmental and health impacts of urban pollution on developing country cities, and the link between crime and security.

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