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We are building cities to attract investment, not cities for people to live in, argued David Harvey, the distinguished geographer, speaking in Montevideo.

A project that has resettled slum dwellers and given them security of tenure is being hailed as a model to be followed in the Indian sub-continent.

World Town Planning Day (8 November) was celebrated in Kabul by a national urban conference addressed by the President.

A free downloadable book explores the idea of a Just City.

The ESPON programme gets going again with a seminar in Luxembourg in December focusing on refugee migration.

Sweden has announced a big jump in spending (US$546 million) on renewable energy and climate change action in their 2016 budget,   The aim is to become one of the world's first nations to end dependence on fossil fuels. 

A new bridge in Portland, Oregon carries pedestrians, cyclists, buses, trams and light rail metro - but no cars or trucks.

A new publication that can be downloaded for free sets guidelines for how to plan and manage metropolitan development.

Sri Lanka is planning to develop a "megapolis" based on Colombo to boost its economy and compete with other South Asian nations.

Working together to achieve a common vision for change is a key requirement for urban economic regeneration, argues a new report based on research in 4 US cities.

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