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An Urban Economic Agenda for Cities in the 21st Century

The focus of many industrializing economies over the last few decades on export-oriented growth based on agglomeration economies, new transport and communications technologies, value chains and skilled labour carries an important lesson. The extent and speed of these changes were not envisaged fifty years ago. The future is always uncertain. …

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Urban economies, prosperity and Competitiveness

Although urban areas around the world are becoming more and more interrelated, cities have their local dynamics and specificities—which include social structures, way of life, production, the environment and infrastructure.  As they interact, these dynamics transform one another and it is upon the socio-political institutions to make sure that they …

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Mogadishu, Somalia

For other uses, see Mogadishu Mogadishu Capital Mogadishu Location in Somalia Coordinates: 02°02′N 45°21′ECoordinates: 02°02′N 45°21′E Country  Somalia Region Banaadir Government  • Mayor Thabid Abdi Mohammed Area  • Urban 96,878 km2 (37,327 sq mi) Elevation 9 m (30 ft) Population (2017)  • Capital 2,120,000 Demonym(s) Mogadishan Time zone EAT (UTC+3) Climate BSh Mogadishu Somali, known locally as Hamar, …

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