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    Sep 20 2013: George, I applaud your efforts and wish you every success. As your study indicates this is world wide 2.3 billion. As TED is a international mixed community ... would it be possible to narrow the scope down just a tad. For example I live in rural Arizona. Could you state what the urban movement in the USA will be in the next four decades so that I could understand the impact and make viable suggestions based on my countries needs to make this work.

    Programs in major metro areas in the USA would not apply to undeveloped countries ... whole different ball game.

    Perhaps if you could provide the data source or formulas used so that we could all be more informed and on the same page thus making sound arguments based on the same data. This would make it easier for you to analyze or plug into your model.

    Thanks for your consideration. Bob.
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      Sep 20 2013: I think George is looking to hear from you about developments, innovations and ideas in your community. It's about gathering ideas in one thread, as TED does, and then allowing other people in similar situations to be inspired by the ideas and change you're seeing. Maybe you've seen changes in Phoenix in the past few years that you think should be applied in similar cities? Or, maybe you can think of a few ideas from rural communities that urban centers should be adopting? Think of yourself as the data source, bringing new ideas to light in a qualitative, informal study.

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