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Urbanization Can Bring Health Risks

New research shows urbanization may be bad for people’s health, unless planners develop cities that allow healthier lifestyles and environments.  The U.N. estimates much of the developing and developed world will be urbanized by 2050. Rural sub-Saharan Africa is seeing rapidly increasing urbanization. Something, researchers say, “could lead to an explosion” in rates of heart disease and diabetes. They estimate more than a half-billion people now live in rural areas of the...

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