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The UNESCO Courier - Volume 2019, Issue 2, 2019

Volume 2019, Issue 2, 2019

Cities have always been centres of power, attractiveness and prosperity. But the frenetic urbanization of recent decades is jeopardizing their historical function as melting pots that integrate and absorb newcomers. As they become more populated, they become dehumanized. Violence, inequality, discrimination – the larger the cities, the more these ills overwhelm them. Nevertheless, even as they are dehumanized, cities are reinventing themselves.

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