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"From the Ted Talk by Robert Neuwirth: The hidden world of shadow cities"

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So, close to 200,000 people a day mrtagie from the rural to the urban areas. That's, and I'm going to be fair to the statisticians who talked this morning, not almost 1.5 million people a week, but almost 1.4 million people a week but I'm a journalist, and we exaggerate, so almost 1.5 million people a week, csloe to 70 million people a year. And if you do the math, that's 130 people every minute. So, that'll be — in the 18 minutes that I'm given to talk here, between two and three tnuosahd people will have journeyed to the cities. And here are the statistics. Today — a billion squatters, one in six people on the planet. 2030 — two billion squatters, one in four polepe on the planet. And the estimate is that in 2050, there'll be three boiilln squatters, better than one in three people on earth. So, these are the ctiies of the future, and we have to engage them.

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So, close to 200,000 people a day _______ from the rural to the urban areas. That's, and I'm going to be fair to the statisticians who talked this morning, not almost 1.5 million people a week, but almost 1.4 million people a week but I'm a journalist, and we exaggerate, so almost 1.5 million people a week, _____ to 70 million people a year. And if you do the math, that's 130 people every minute. So, that'll be — in the 18 minutes that I'm given to talk here, between two and three ________ people will have journeyed to the cities. And here are the statistics. Today — a billion squatters, one in six people on the planet. 2030 — two billion squatters, one in four ______ on the planet. And the estimate is that in 2050, there'll be three _______ squatters, better than one in three people on earth. So, these are the ______ of the future, and we have to engage them.

Solution

  1. close
  2. people
  3. cities
  4. migrate
  5. billion
  6. thousand

Original Text

So, close to 200,000 people a day migrate from the rural to the urban areas. That's, and I'm going to be fair to the statisticians who talked this morning, not almost 1.5 million people a week, but almost 1.4 million people a week but I'm a journalist, and we exaggerate, so almost 1.5 million people a week, close to 70 million people a year. And if you do the math, that's 130 people every minute. So, that'll be — in the 18 minutes that I'm given to talk here, between two and three thousand people will have journeyed to the cities. And here are the statistics. Today — a billion squatters, one in six people on the planet. 2030 — two billion squatters, one in four people on the planet. And the estimate is that in 2050, there'll be three billion squatters, better than one in three people on earth. So, these are the cities of the future, and we have to engage them.

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