Death by City Life
More than half the world's population now lives in cities, and the signs of strain are becoming more noticeable.
the source: “Cities and Their Consequences” by William H. McNeill, in The American Interest, March–April 2007.
Greater Mexico City, with a population of 11 million in 1975, now has 18 million people; São Paulo, Brazil, has ballooned from 9.6 to 17 million; Mumbai, India, has more than doubled, from 7 to 16 million. If University of Chicago historian William H. McNeill were painting a picture of today’s world, it would feature a giant wave cresting as...