'Slum Cities' in Developing World are Growing at an Alarming Rate

Richard Gwyn
Published: Wednesday, 03/21/2007 12:00 am EDT

To most Canadians, the word "city" conjures up attractive images of a concentration of people within a dynamic, creative, sophisticated urban space. From coast to coast, almost all of our cities are growing fast, becoming ever richer and, despite some real problems from gridlock to crime, are becoming ever more interesting and rewarding places to work and live in.

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