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Edad Mercier talks to Haitian grassroots activist Gerthy Lahens about the challenges facing the implementation of the Renaissance Project, a proposal to build a self-sustainable village to the north of Port-au-Prince in one hundred days.

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The Global Urban Agenda - 16 May 2010

Monthly reflections from The Global Urbanist.

This month's topic: the international relations of cities.

This article was first released as an email newsletter on Sunday, 16 May 2010 to our subscribers, and posted here on Friday, 28 May.

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