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The World Urban Forum exhibition attracted exhibitors from all over the world to an indoor hall larger than a football field in the Convention building. The exhibition featured a dazzling array of subjects covering urban problems and solutions. These range from best practices by the Dubai Municipality , the Best Practices Centre in Vienna , and Brazil 's CAIXA bank to sustainable environmental design from Manhattan 's Green Ground Zero. It also included a model slum built by children from the favelas of Rio de Janeiro .

Visitors could also get an insight of post-conflict reconstruction from Lebanon , the winner of this year's Special Citation Habitat Scroll of Honour. There was also a small book fair. At the technology pavilion, there was a fascinating look at how modern satellite photographic imagery can be applied to help towns and cities create improvements. Our other partners in central and local government, civil society, the private sector and sister UN agencies also had plenty on show.

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