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Celebrity Culture: Are Americans too focused on celebrities?; Future of Marriage: Is traditional matrimony going out of style?; Reducing Your Carbon Footprint: Can individual actions reduce global warming?

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Rapid Urbanization: Can Cities Cope with Rampant Growth?

Rapid Urbanization: Can Cities Cope with Rampant Growth?

Rapid urbanization: Can cities cope with rampant growth?
Children scavenge for recyclables amid rubbish in the Dharavi slum in Mumbai, India. About a billion people worldwide live in slums — where sewer, water and garbage-collection services are often nonexistent. If impoverished rural residents continue streaming into cities at current rates, the world's slum population is expected to double to 2 billion within the next two decades, according to the United Nations.

India's most infamous slum lives up to its reputation. Located in the middle of vast Mumbai, Dharavi is home to as many as 1 million people densely packed into thousands of tiny shacks fashioned from scrap metal, plastic sheeting and other scrounged materials. Narrow, muddy alleys crisscross the ...

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