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Ahead of next week's World Urban Forum in Naples, our editors exhort the global urban development community to help raise the level of debate in our media from awareness building and campaigning to constructive engagement with the political conflicts that confront our work in the world's cities.

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When the media operates at this level, it can create the perception that every actor in the field of urban development is working together in the public interest. Yet the public interest is never quite so universal.

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Its readers are drawn from the urban policy and international development sectors, and include urban planners, officers in local, national or international government agencies, civil society leaders, and researchers.

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