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It's too easy to overlay an urbanist narrative onto the past month's protests in Turkish and Brazilian cities. It's more important to see how the protests contradict even some pro-urban discourses such as "the prosperity of cities", and even more important to reform the world's police forces to make protests more effective democratic instruments, and less tragic, as Kerwin Datu argues.

Witness' documentary People Before Profit portrays forced evictions around the world, expressing the trauma that citizens feel when their homes and possessions are violently taken from them.

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The Global Urbanist is an online magazine reviewing urban affairs and urban development issues in cities throughout the developed and developing world.

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