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A well-planned response to the unprecedented expansion of cities may hold the key to responding to climate change and other challenges of the 21st century, as shown at the LSE Urban Age conference in Delhi last week.

Flavie Halais reports on the efficacy of the new Police Pacification Units cleaning up the favelas of Rio de Janeiro, and asks why the city's authorities have chosen this time to step up the programme.

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