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    7th World Urban Forum Medellín Declaration

    Equity as a foundation of sustainable urban development. We, the participants of theSeventh World Urban Forum — governments, private sector, international organizations, academia, professionals and civil society — reaffirm our commitment to integrate urban equity into the...

    • Posted April 15, 2014
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    Records broken as curtains fall on WUF7

    Medellin 11 April 2014—A record 22,000 people had attended the Seventh Session of the World Urban Forum (WUF7) as it came to a close in Medellin Colombia on Friday evening with many describing it as the best...

    • Posted April 12, 2014
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    New Global Collaboration for Urban Resilience Announced At WUF7

    Medellín, 11 April 2014: This year’s World Urban Forum has resulted in the creation of a new alliance between nine of the world’s largest UN and non-UN organizations joining forces to build urban resilience and to strengthen...

    • Posted April 12, 2014
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    Innovative solution to urban construction

    Medellín, 11 April 2014: As a legacy of the World Urban Forum’s presence in Medellín, a public building has been built in Juanes Park to showcase a low-cost, simple technique of building using local materials and resources....

    • Posted April 12, 2014
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    Florida and Toderian take stage at WUF

    Medellin, 10 April 2014: High profile urban writer and theorist, Richard Florida, and planning and design practitioner, have said that we are not yet prepared for the urbanisation that will take place in the coming years given...

    • Posted April 11, 2014
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    Look to the past for ideas for future planning – Krier

    Medellin, 9 April 2014: Renowned architect, urban planner and architectural pioneer, Leon Krier, has said that we should look at cities in the past to learn what works – and what does not – when planning cities...

    • Posted April 10, 2014
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    Development heavyweights weigh in on urban financing

    Medellin, 8 April 2014: Key players from across the globe came together at the World Urban Forum for a special session on Financing the New Urban Agenda. The debate revolved around the implementation of the Habitat Agenda...

    • Posted April 9, 2014
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    “No magic bullet for inequality” – Stiglitz

    Nobel Economics Laureate Professor Joseph Stiglitz on Tuesday warned that there was no magic bullet to end inequality but laid down a series of measures he said could help to mitigate the problem. Speaking to the press...

    • Posted April 8, 2014
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    Strong calls for better urban equity as WUF7 officially opens in Medellin

    The Seventh Session of the World Urban Forum (WUF7) officially opened in Medellin, Columbia with strong calls to increase opportunities for all those living in cities. In a video message, United Nations Secretary-General Mr. Ban Ki-Moon welcomed...

    • Posted April 8, 2014
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    First Children’s Assembly steals the show at WUF7

    For the first time, a Children’s Assembly has been held at the World Urban Forum to highlight the needs and wants of our cities’ youngest and often most vulnerable citizens. The session opened with the language of...

    • Posted April 8, 2014
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