As the global population continues to boom, particularly in the developing countries, it has become necessary to find ways to handle this increase through various policy tools that address population growth and urbanization problems. The urbanization process has both potentials issues as well as opportunities to move societies forward that need to be exploited. Population Growth and Rapid Urbanization in the Developing World examines trends, challenges, issues and strategies adopted by developing countries in the face of population growth and rapid urbanization and its impact on urban environments. The book explores patterns of population growth and urbanization, use of different governance approaches in addressing challenges, as well as different tools and systems of appropriate allocation to address issues. The book is a comprehensive reference for academicians, students, practitioners, professionals, managers, urban planners and government officials.