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The Vast, Untapped Potential of City Procurement

In the News
Smart Cities Dive
Sascha Haselmayer

Sascha Haselmayer argues for local governments to engage with their residents more on public procurement, the process by which cities buy goods and services.

A pile of $1, $5, and $10 American bills.
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Global Cities

America Is the World’s Gun Store

In the News
Foreign Policy
Robert Muggah

"US sales of lethal firearms aren’t just a domestic issue," argues Nonresident Senior Fellow Robert Muggah in Foreign Policy.

Gold bullets in a pile on grey surface next to black magazine.
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Defense and Security

Post-Industrial Regions and the French Presidential Election

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Global Insight by Alexander Hitch

France's presidential election offers fresh insight into the relationship between post-industrial regions and partisan politics.

Marine Le Pen in front of a podium looking to her right with French flags.
Reuters
Global Cities

Unregulated US Firearms Are a Global Problem

In the News
World Politics Review
Robert Muggah

Robert Muggah studies the global problem of unregulated US firearms, which are over 40 percent of all reported arms exports globally over the past five years.

An AR-15 rifles display at Firearms Unknown, a gun store in Oceanside, California.
Reuters
Global Cities

A New Shared Mobility for Changing City Needs

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ISPI
Samuel Kling

Samuel Kling analyzes the new challenges shared mobility (such as app-based ride-hailing and e-bikes) has faced during the COVID-19 pandemic.

A woman rides a Divvy bike in front of the Chicago skyline.
Reuters
Global Cities

Climate Data-Driven Cities

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SecDev
Robert Muggah

“Most cities are still lagging when it comes to processing and converting this information in a way that can improve lives and save the planet,” writes Robert Muggah.

Satellite images of a river valley and ice melting
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Climate and the Environment

Brazil Is Gaslighting Its Way to a Climate Misinformation Catastrophe

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Washington Post
Robert Muggah

"The rampant spread of climate misinformation and disinformation has potentially dire implications for the Amazon Basin," cowrites Robert Muggah in the Washington Post.

Billows of smoke rise over a deforested plot of the Amazon jungle next to the Transamazonica national highway, in Labrea, Amazonas state, Brazil
Reuters
Climate and the Environment

Industrial Heartland Renewal Can Diminish "Strong Men"

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Global Insight by John Austin

Geographically targeted economic development strategies can serve as an antidote to political extremism in formerly industrial regions.

Industrial works silhouetted with a Ferris Wheel in Ruhr, Essen, Germany.
Florian Wächter
Global Economy, Trade and Business

Russia's Resource Grab in Ukraine

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Foreign Policy
Robert Muggah

"Ukraine’s extraordinary riches in energy, minerals, and agriculture are a prize for the Kremlin," writes Nonresident Senior Fellow Robert Muggah in Foreign Policy.

A worker throws coal into the smelting furnace at a steel mill in Ukraine's eastern city of Donetsk
Reuters
Global Cities

Trees, Wetlands Play Key Role in Mitigating Climate Change

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WBEZ Reset
Karen Weigert

Ahead of Arbor Day, Nonresident Senior Fellow Karen Weigert discusses efforts in Chicago to create more wetlands and plant trees with WBEZ’s Reset.

View of Chicago's Field Museum from trees and wetland area.
Walter Martin
Climate and the Environment