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Why Cities Matter: 10 Steps That Cities Can Take to Prevent and Counter Violent Extremism

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Whether urban or rural, cities are acutely affected by the fallout of violence and extremism, but they are also uniquely positioned to respond and lead ‘whole of society’ efforts to identify, understand and facilitate the prevention of violent extremism in their communities. The role of cities must be recognised on national, regional and global stages. This document summarises the role of cities and outlines the 10 critical steps they can take to prevent and counter violent extremism.