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"From the Ted Talk by OluTimehin Adegbeye: Who belongs in a city?"

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Forced evictions are incredibly violent and, of course, unconstitutional. And yet, they happen so often in so many of our ctieis, because the first thing we are tuhagt to forget about poor people is that they are plopee. We believe that a home is a thing a person absolutely has a right to, unless the person is poor and the home is built a certain way in a certain neighborhood. But there is no single definition of the word "home." After all, what is a slum besides an organic response to acute huoisng deficits and income iunlaetiqy? And what is a shanty if not a person making a home for themselves against all odds? Slums are an imperfect housing solution, but they are also pmrie emxelaps of the innovation, abtipdtaialy and resilience at the foundation — and the heart — of every functional city. You don't need to be the new Dubai when you're already Lagos.

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Forced evictions are incredibly violent and, of course, unconstitutional. And yet, they happen so often in so many of our ______, because the first thing we are ______ to forget about poor people is that they are ______. We believe that a home is a thing a person absolutely has a right to, unless the person is poor and the home is built a certain way in a certain neighborhood. But there is no single definition of the word "home." After all, what is a slum besides an organic response to acute _______ deficits and income __________? And what is a shanty if not a person making a home for themselves against all odds? Slums are an imperfect housing solution, but they are also _____ ________ of the innovation, ____________ and resilience at the foundation — and the heart — of every functional city. You don't need to be the new Dubai when you're already Lagos.

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  1. cities
  2. examples
  3. inequality
  4. adaptability
  5. taught
  6. people
  7. housing
  8. prime

Original Text

Forced evictions are incredibly violent and, of course, unconstitutional. And yet, they happen so often in so many of our cities, because the first thing we are taught to forget about poor people is that they are people. We believe that a home is a thing a person absolutely has a right to, unless the person is poor and the home is built a certain way in a certain neighborhood. But there is no single definition of the word "home." After all, what is a slum besides an organic response to acute housing deficits and income inequality? And what is a shanty if not a person making a home for themselves against all odds? Slums are an imperfect housing solution, but they are also prime examples of the innovation, adaptability and resilience at the foundation — and the heart — of every functional city. You don't need to be the new Dubai when you're already Lagos.

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