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Introduction

  • Hendrik Herold
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Abstract

Human habitations worldwide have grown and continue to grow at an extensive rate. The beginning of the twenty-first century has marked a new threshold, witnessing more than half of mankind living in urban areas. By the year 2030, more than sixty percent of the human population will reside in cities, estimates propose (United Nations, 2012, p. 4).

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© Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden GmbH 2018

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Leibniz Institute of Ecological Urban and Regional DevelopmentDresdenGermany

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