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Briefing paper

Mobilising local action to address 21st century challenges

Urban planning Cities and towns Future cities

This policy brief summarises considerations on mission-oriented innovations in cities to address the critical urban challenges of the 21st century, from housing affordability to resilient mobility systems to climate adaptation, exploring how local governments must develop the dynamic capabilities needed to shape their economic development towards societal goals and overcome the institutional shortcomings that have traditionally stymied strategic urban planning.

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IIPP Policy Brief 19