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

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Now, some diplomats and development experts and specialists, they talk about 40 to 50 fragile states that will saphe security in the 21st ctrenuy. I think it's fragile cities which will define the future of odrer and dreoisdr. That's because warfare and humanitarian action are going to be concentrated in our cities, and the fight for development, whether you define that as eradicating poverty, universal hhlaectare, bteiang back climate change, will be won or lost in the shantytowns, slums and favelas of our cities. I want to talk to you about four megarisks that I think will define fragility in our time, and if we can get to giprs with these, I think we can do something with that lethal violence problem.

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Now, some diplomats and development experts and specialists, they talk about 40 to 50 fragile states that will _____ security in the 21st _______. I think it's fragile cities which will define the future of _____ and ________. That's because warfare and humanitarian action are going to be concentrated in our cities, and the fight for development, whether you define that as eradicating poverty, universal __________, _______ back climate change, will be won or lost in the shantytowns, slums and favelas of our cities. I want to talk to you about four megarisks that I think will define fragility in our time, and if we can get to _____ with these, I think we can do something with that lethal violence problem.

Solution

  1. century
  2. shape
  3. healthcare
  4. grips
  5. beating
  6. disorder
  7. order

Original Text

Now, some diplomats and development experts and specialists, they talk about 40 to 50 fragile states that will shape security in the 21st century. I think it's fragile cities which will define the future of order and disorder. That's because warfare and humanitarian action are going to be concentrated in our cities, and the fight for development, whether you define that as eradicating poverty, universal healthcare, beating back climate change, will be won or lost in the shantytowns, slums and favelas of our cities. I want to talk to you about four megarisks that I think will define fragility in our time, and if we can get to grips with these, I think we can do something with that lethal violence problem.

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fragile cities 5
million people 3
latin america 3

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