New York City. Manhattan downtown skyline with illuminated Empire State Building and skyscrapers at sunset.

Did you know the rate of urbanization, i.e., the changing of land from forest or agricultural uses to suburban and urban uses, is increasing by 15% from 2010 – 2015?

Urban land area is 106,386 square miles, or 3% of total land area in the U.S., and is projected to triple from 2000 to 2050.

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