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05/09/2016

What's on the Agenda? The New Urban Agenda assessed

Words: Mark Smulian
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A powerful blueprint for urban development for the next generation, or an agreement diluted by political horse-trading and its lack of legal force? Mark Smulian takes a look at the New Urban Agenda, the centrepiece of the UN Habitat III conference.

In mid-October, delegates from across the world will attend the United Nations Habitat III conference to try to grapple with what ‘the city’ means, and what cities should become in a rapidly urbanising world. From different perspectives, they will attempt to devise a New Urban Agenda, a programme of principles for sustainable urban development on which plann.....Sign Up or Login to read full article

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