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Habitat III Hailed As The Global Olympics Of Urbanization

• technocracy.news By: Anthony Flint

If you didn't like Agenda 21, 2030 Agenda, ICLEI, etc., then you will understand why Habitat III is being compared to the Olympics. ? TN Editor

The summer Olympics in Rio are fading into memory, but the world's attention did focus, however fleetingly, on urban conditions in the Brazilian city—the challenges of life in the favelas, the specter of crime both real and imagined, and the future uses of new infrastructure that made the games possible.

Now comes another international event that most people aren't aware of, also in a South American city, that has an even greater mandate: to set an agenda for the world's rapidly urbanizing metropolitan areas. There won't be any medals awarded at Habitat III, the United Nations-led global cities summit set for Quito, Ecuador, in October. But organizers are hoping for a similar zeitgeist: calling attention to the urgent need to better plan the planet's cities, particularly in the developing world.

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