In too many cities today we see a stark dichotomy. On one side we have enclaves for the rich and powerful, full of luxuries and amenities, and access to the bounties of a globalized world. On the other, there are the disempowered and poor, slumdwellers, and recent migrants, who lack even the most basic services.
But we are also seeing new social and political movements to press back against these trends – novel combinations of interests and community groups that are discovering that the best way forward is through cooperation to build better cities for everyone.
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