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China and India are driving Asia's population and urbanization trends. According to a 2010 McKinsey study, the two countries are expected to account for 62 percent of the growth in the continent's urban population between 2005 and 2025, and a staggering 40 percent of such growth worldwide.As a result, India, where population growth is projected to remain positive for the foreseeable future, is poised to become the most populous country in the world. Most projections have India's population exceeding that of China by 2022 .Indeed, over the next 35 years, India is expected to add more than 400 million urban residents (more than the entire population of the United States), while China will add just 292 million. China has been frequently – and often justifiably – criticized for its poor environmental policies.In new cities across the country, urban plans already take into account such concerns, with riparian greenways and urban nature reserves complementing infrastructure projects that have environmental benefits (for example, extensive mass-transit networks).The differences between urban development in China and India are clear not only in the substance of policy, but also in the two countries' governance styles.
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