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What can the New Urban Agenda and Sustainable Development Goals do for cities?

Our cities are increasingly beset by a lack of affordable housing, inequality, lagging infrastructure – the list goes on.
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"MIPIM is one big performance with the purpose of speaking cities into existence"

Is it possible to speak buildings into being? The exhibitors at annual property fair MIPIM may try, but they need to come up with far more extreme fictions, says Sam Jacob in his latest Opinion column. “The beginning, as every one knows, is of supreme importance in everything, and particularly in the founding and building of a city,” so says

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Data, cities and a new civic pride

The wealthiest cities in the world continue to struggle with the complexities of urbanisation. In London 10,000 die each year from pollution …
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He who controls the sand: the mining ‘mafias’ killing each other to build cities

As cities continue to voraciously need concrete, glass and asphalt, illegal sand mining has sparked a global wave of gang violence
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Mexico City, Parched and Sinking, Faces a Water Crisis

Climate change is threatening to push Mexico City toward a breaking point.
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