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date: 19 October 2019

Beijing, China 19.6 million est. pop. 2010  

Berkshire Encyclopedia of Sustainability
Melissa Y. ROCKMelissa Y. ROCK

The city of Beijing, in preparation for hosting the2008Olympic Games, addressed numerous environmental problems, taking steps to improve air quality, address the depletion of ground- and surface water, build sewage treatment facilities, and raise environmental awareness throughout the city. Since then, however, continued fast-paced urbanization and economic development in subsequent years have impeded progress toward creating a greener, cleaner, healthier, and environmentally sustainable city. ...

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