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Urban Leaders, Activists Gear Up for Bigger Role in Global Development

The world's largest conference on cities opens on Wednesday as policymakers and activists strive to drive forward an ambitious 20-year road map for sustainable urban development. More than 20,000 delegates are expected at the ninth World Urban Forum (WUF) in Kuala Lumpur, where Maimunah Mohd Sharif will make her first public appearance as executive director of UN-Habitat, the United Nations' agency in charge of cities. Delegates hope to push forward the New Urban Agenda, a...

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