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Russell M. Smith, guest columnist, on what the Triad can learn from urban India

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Posted: Sunday, August 25, 2013 5:00 pm

Recently, I had the opportunity to travel to India for two weeks with some of my colleagues from Winston-Salem State University, as part of a National Endowment for the Humanities-sponsored grant program. As an urban geographer, I was especially interested in learning more about the phenomenal changes occurring in India’s cities – and what we might learn from them right here in the Triad.

India is the world’s largest democracy and the second-largest country by population, with more than 1.2 billion people. Most population projections expect India to overtake China as the largest country in the world by 2050.

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