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Alan Gilbert doesn't believe there is one, but if one must speak of a global urban agenda, he would point to local private sector lobbies as the common force driving similar agendas in cities around the world. He discusses the role of local politics and the global urban institutions in reshaping the agenda for the world's urban citizens.

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Most of these lobbies are worrying in terms of their impact on sustainability both of urban areas and of the planet. Do we need more cars given their capacity to pollute, kill and maim and their tendency to encourage urban sprawl?

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