(1) - UN Press Release, United Nations Information service, POP/899 25 March 2004, Title “UN Report Says World Urban Population of 3 Billion Today Expected to Reach 5 Billion by 2030”,
http://www.unis.unvienna.org/unis/pressrels/2004/pop899.html - Accessed Nov. 07

“Forty-eight per cent of the world’s population lived in urban areas in 2003. It is projected to exceed the 50 per cent mark by 2007, thus marking the first time in history that the world will have more urban residents than rural residents. The proportion of the world population that is urban is expected to rise to 61 per cent by 2030”

“The world’s urban population is estimated at 3 billion in 2003 and is expected to rise to 5 billion by 2030. The rural population is anticipated to decline slightly from 3.3 billion in 2003 to 3.2 billion in 2030.”

World population moving from 6.3 in 2003 to 8.2 billion by 2030.