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Demography Changes, Implications

UN World Urbanization Prospects Report, 2014 Update
Map of global urban growth.

9:00, Thursday, March 5, 2015

Charlotte and Raleigh will grow faster than any other large cities in the U.S. over the next fifteen years, according to a projection from a new United Nations study of world population growth. Growth is expected to reach 71 percent in that time frame. This expansion is due in part to a strong economy and low cost of living. What this growth means is shifting demographics thanks to a rise in foreign immigration and return migration of people back into the South. But what do these demography shifts mean for demands on health care, implications to politics and business and innovation? 

Rebecca (Becky) Tippett – Director of Carolina Demography, UNC-Chapel Hill's Carolina Population Center

Tom Ricketts – Deputy Director, Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services Research, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 

Paul Hendershot – Director of Research, Charlotte Chamber

Jeff Michael – Director, UNC Charlotte Urban Institute