Cities and Urbanization

In an urbanizing world, shrinking cities are a forgotten problem

A woman walks along a street at a market in Kinmen County November 25, 2008. Kinmen, which literally means "Golden Door" or "Golden Gate", is a small archipelago of several islands administered by Taiwan which is near Xiamen, China - no more than 2 km (1.2 miles). The island was the site of extensive shelling between Communists and Nationalists forces during the first and second Taiwan straits crisis.   REUTERS/Nicky Loh (TAIWAN)

Whilst some cities are struggling with overpopulation, others are shrinking. Image: REUTERS/Nicky Loh

Asit K. Biswas
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