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Seth Kerr describes how new policies slowly tackle Nairobi’s gridlock and make it easier for people to walk and cycle.

Enrique Peñalosa, mayor of Bogotá from 1998 to 2001, is credited with bringing major changes to the Colombian capital, including the library system, parks, BRT and improving hundreds of poor schools.

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A woman's right to enjoy the city

Pallavi Shrivastava reflects on how the threat of violence forces women not only to change our movements but also prevents us from enjoying our cities, and thus from helping to make them the cities we want them to be.

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