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#Habitat3: Where is the Culture in the New Urban Agenda?

With culture at the core of his Glasgow-based urban design practice, Dele Adeyemo finds that the New Urban Agenda and the events at Habitat III in Quito, Ecuador, do not quite realize the importance of culture as a cornerstone for development.
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Desire Lines: How Edinburgh Artists Make Their Voices Heard

As part of our #CreativeCitiesUK series on Edinburgh, we delve into the innovative and influential grassroots lobby, by the creative and cultural industries, for the creative and cultural industries. Desire Lines is an actionable document proposed to the City Council, after including hundreds of Edinburgh's creative professionals in the conversation, and has certainly caught politicians' attention.

#Habitat3: Who Will Build Our Cities?

It is estimated that, by 2030, six out of every 10 people will live in cities, meaning that now more than ever, cities need to be versatile in how they accommodate and adapt to new migrant populations. But how can we see the influx of people into our cities as a source of re-invention and innovation rather than the source of endless problems? And what role can entrepreneurs and innovators play in building the cities of our future?
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#Habitat3: How Can We Finance Our Cities?

While municipal finance in developed and prosperous countries, where decentralization to cities is already underway, can offer best practices, the world's least developed countries face political hurdles in financing their urban development. We head to a series of panels at Habitat III to find out how upcoming cities can prepare themselves for new modes of financing.