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Over on TED Conversations, we’re exploring a question from George McCarthy of the Ford Foundation. He asks: “How can we build cities that are sustainable, inclusive and truly just?”

He writes:

The fact is more than half the world’s people now call cities home. All of the world’s population growth over the next four decades—some 2.3 billion people—will take place in urban areas. And rapid urbanization gives us unique capabilities for spurring social change. As the Ford Foundation partners with TED to explore and advance a socially just city, we want to hear from those of you who champion a more inclusive vision of your cities.

Some answers to inspire you to jump in:

Jorge Andrés Delgado: I think we gotta think first in the very definition of “sustainable” to answer that question. Do you mean a sustained growth of the cities or an intelligent management of the local…

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