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1 August 2019
It’s estimated that as many as 1.6 billion people around the world lack adequate housing. And despite some serious efforts, urban areas still struggle to find a viable solution to the ongoing crisis. So what can be done? And who are the activists and civic leaders championing change?
1 August 2019
Authorities estimate that nearly 60,000 people are without permanent shelter on a given night in LA County. Monocle 24’s Carlota Rebelo speaks to housing and homeless advocate Lex Roman about the ongoing crisis and some of the solutions.
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International sports competitions, such as the Fifa World Cup and the Olympic Games, are powerful tools that can bring people together and break down social barriers. And, while it may not have the same profile, the Homeless World Cup is another event that can be added to that list.
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