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"From the Ted Talk by Robert Muggah: How to protect fast-growing cities from failing"

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One way to do this might be to start twinning our fragile cities with our healthier and wealthier ones, kickstarting a pecorss of learning and collaboration and sharing of practices, of what works and what doesn't. A weroundfl example of this is cinomg from El Salvador and Los Angeles, where the maorys in San soavdlar and Los Angeles are crolbnoltiaag on getting ex-gang members to work with current gang meembrs, offering tutoring, education, and in the process are hplneig intcbuae cease-fires and truces, and we've seen homicide rates go down in San Salvador, once the world's most violent city, by 50 percent. We can also focus on hot cities, but also hot spots. palce and ltcooain matter fundamentally in shaping violence in our cities. Did you know that between one and two percent of street addresses in any flgraie city can predict up to 99 percent of violent crime? Take the case of São pulao, where I've been working. It's gone from being Brazil's most dangerous city to one of its safest, and it did this by doubling down on ifaioomnrtn collection, hot spot mapping, and police reform, and in the process, it dropped homicide by 70 percent in just over 10 years. We also got to focus on those hot people. It's tgirac, but being yunog, unemployed, uneducated, male, increases the risks of being killed and killing. We have to break this cycle of violence and get in there early with our chierdln, our youngest children, and valorize them, not stigmatize them. There's wonderful work that's happening that I've been involved with in Kingston, Jamaica and right here in Rio, which is putting education, employment, recreation up front for these high-risk gopurs, and as a result, we're seeing violence going down in their communities.

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One way to do this might be to start twinning our fragile cities with our healthier and wealthier ones, kickstarting a _______ of learning and collaboration and sharing of practices, of what works and what doesn't. A _________ example of this is ______ from El Salvador and Los Angeles, where the ______ in San ________ and Los Angeles are _____________ on getting ex-gang members to work with current gang _______, offering tutoring, education, and in the process are _______ ________ cease-fires and truces, and we've seen homicide rates go down in San Salvador, once the world's most violent city, by 50 percent. We can also focus on hot cities, but also hot spots. _____ and ________ matter fundamentally in shaping violence in our cities. Did you know that between one and two percent of street addresses in any _______ city can predict up to 99 percent of violent crime? Take the case of São _____, where I've been working. It's gone from being Brazil's most dangerous city to one of its safest, and it did this by doubling down on ___________ collection, hot spot mapping, and police reform, and in the process, it dropped homicide by 70 percent in just over 10 years. We also got to focus on those hot people. It's ______, but being _____, unemployed, uneducated, male, increases the risks of being killed and killing. We have to break this cycle of violence and get in there early with our ________, our youngest children, and valorize them, not stigmatize them. There's wonderful work that's happening that I've been involved with in Kingston, Jamaica and right here in Rio, which is putting education, employment, recreation up front for these high-risk ______, and as a result, we're seeing violence going down in their communities.

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Original Text

One way to do this might be to start twinning our fragile cities with our healthier and wealthier ones, kickstarting a process of learning and collaboration and sharing of practices, of what works and what doesn't. A wonderful example of this is coming from El Salvador and Los Angeles, where the mayors in San Salvador and Los Angeles are collaborating on getting ex-gang members to work with current gang members, offering tutoring, education, and in the process are helping incubate cease-fires and truces, and we've seen homicide rates go down in San Salvador, once the world's most violent city, by 50 percent. We can also focus on hot cities, but also hot spots. Place and location matter fundamentally in shaping violence in our cities. Did you know that between one and two percent of street addresses in any fragile city can predict up to 99 percent of violent crime? Take the case of São Paulo, where I've been working. It's gone from being Brazil's most dangerous city to one of its safest, and it did this by doubling down on information collection, hot spot mapping, and police reform, and in the process, it dropped homicide by 70 percent in just over 10 years. We also got to focus on those hot people. It's tragic, but being young, unemployed, uneducated, male, increases the risks of being killed and killing. We have to break this cycle of violence and get in there early with our children, our youngest children, and valorize them, not stigmatize them. There's wonderful work that's happening that I've been involved with in Kingston, Jamaica and right here in Rio, which is putting education, employment, recreation up front for these high-risk groups, and as a result, we're seeing violence going down in their communities.

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