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March 2010

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Already today half of the world's population lives in cities. In years to come, the metropolises especially in the emerging and developing countries are going to grow into ever larger megacities. The March edition of VIAVISION illustrates the challenges the rapid urbanization means for the environment and the transport sector and points out possible solutions: carsharing, speaking traffic light systems and electric stand-up scooters help to improve the overstrained infrastructure. Plus: emerging countries as the engine of global economy - focus on India.