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

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So this is just a patiarl sketch of a fast-moving and dynamic and complex situation. I mean, there are many other megarisks that are going to define fragility in our time, not least income iilnaeqtuy, pertovy, cmatile change, impunity. But we're facing a stark dilemma where some cities are going to thrive and drive global growth and others are going to stumble and pull it backwards. If we're going to change course, we need to start a conversation. We can't only focus on those cities that work, the Singapores, the Kuala Lumpurs, the dubias, the sahiahgns. We've got to bring those fragile cities into the conversation.

Open Cloze

So this is just a _______ sketch of a fast-moving and dynamic and complex situation. I mean, there are many other megarisks that are going to define fragility in our time, not least income __________, _______, _______ change, impunity. But we're facing a stark dilemma where some cities are going to thrive and drive global growth and others are going to stumble and pull it backwards. If we're going to change course, we need to start a conversation. We can't only focus on those cities that work, the Singapores, the Kuala Lumpurs, the ______, the _________. We've got to bring those fragile cities into the conversation.

Solution

  1. shanghais
  2. partial
  3. poverty
  4. inequality
  5. climate
  6. dubais

Original Text

So this is just a partial sketch of a fast-moving and dynamic and complex situation. I mean, there are many other megarisks that are going to define fragility in our time, not least income inequality, poverty, climate change, impunity. But we're facing a stark dilemma where some cities are going to thrive and drive global growth and others are going to stumble and pull it backwards. If we're going to change course, we need to start a conversation. We can't only focus on those cities that work, the Singapores, the Kuala Lumpurs, the Dubais, the Shanghais. We've got to bring those fragile cities into the conversation.

ngrams of length 2

collocation frequency
fragile cities 5
million people 3
latin america 3

Important Words

  1. bring
  2. change
  3. cities
  4. climate
  5. complex
  6. conversation
  7. define
  8. dilemma
  9. drive
  10. dubais
  11. dynamic
  12. facing
  13. focus
  14. fragile
  15. fragility
  16. global
  17. growth
  18. impunity
  19. income
  20. inequality
  21. kuala
  22. lumpurs
  23. megarisks
  24. partial
  25. poverty
  26. pull
  27. shanghais
  28. singapores
  29. situation
  30. sketch
  31. stark
  32. start
  33. stumble
  34. thrive
  35. time
  36. work