World's fastest-growing cities

By 2050 most of the world will live in cities, a shift that will influence culture, investment, and policy. Here are the top spots for projected growth.

By , Monitor librarian

2. Ghaziabad, India

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    In this Oct. 5 photo, a dusty street is seen as buildings are under construction in Ghaziabad, on the outskirts of New Delhi, India. India's transformation from a largely agrarian nation into a global economic power hinges on a steady supply of land for new factories, call centers, power plants and homes.
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This city of more than 4 million people near New Delhi should grow by 5.2 percent annually. It is a rail hub with diversified industries including food, textiles, and advanced technologies.

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