chapter  1
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AN URBANIZING WORLD _________________

Urban growth continues Most people will soon live in urban areas Urbanization is not a new phenomenon. Babylon (600-400 bc) had an estimated population of 350 000, Rome (150 bc-350 ad) reached 1.1 million inhabitants and the population of Angkor (900-1100 ad) in present Cambodia was 1.5 million (Schneider, 1960).