Are we an urban species?

As more and more people live in towns and cities, what impact does this have on societies and the places where those cities grow?

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/in_depth/world/2006/urbanisation/default.stm

Many geographers calcualte than over half the world’s population will live in urban areas by the end of 2008:

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2008/03/080313-cities.html

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