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Eminent housing and urban development consultant Geoffrey Payne offers a personal view on the international framework governing the global urban agenda, taking aim at the retrograde steps taken by international agencies in recent years, and exhorting professionals to break out of their silos and to reach beyond preaching to the converted.

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