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Nuveen Knows Urbanization

Bright city lights are shining on alternative investment opportunities as urbanization trends impact everything from agriculture to real estate to infrastructure

The story of the past century has been one of dramatic population shifts that coincide with relentless industrialization in many parts of the world. In this century, the pace of urbanization has retained its momentum as people migrate from rural to urban areas to seize greater economic opportunities and experience the dynamism of the world’s metropolises. According to the United Nations, more than half of the world’s population already lives in urban areas today, and the organization predicts that this percentage will rise to 68% by 2050. 

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