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How to Rethink an Equitable Post-Pandemic City

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Global Insight by Rachel Abrams

Cities can use public spaces as a way to address structural challenges.

Several roads cross in San diego
Abraham Barrera
Global Cities

How a Biden Infrastructure Reboot can Power Midwest’s Economic Recovery

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Chicago Tribune
Multiple Experts

If Biden and a new Congress deliver a long overdue (and now urgent) infrastructure agenda focused on sustainability, equity and a clean energy future for the United States, it can both reinvigorate the Midwest and support national economic growth.

Dayton, Ohio in the summer
Hans Jurgen
Global Cities

How to (Finally) Defeat Populism

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Foreign Policy
Multiple Experts

Rust Belts exist around the world, and integrating them into the larger trans-Atlantic community is key to political stability.

Railway workers in Iran
Javad Esmaeili
Global Politics

A New Consensus for Growth in the 21st Century

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Civil Service College Singapore
Kris Hartley

A new model for development—based on synergy, vigour, and sustainability—may be key to addressing changing needs in an age of globalisation and digital revolution.

The city of Singapore at night
Lilly Banse
Global Cities

Subnational Diplomacy can Bolster American Soft Power Abroad

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The Hill
Matthew Abbott

Better training and coordination between officials at all levels of government will give subnational diplomacy the chance to bolster American soft power abroad while boosting trade and foreign direct investment at home.

Chinese flags in Tiananmen Square
Zachary Keimig
Global Cities

On Matters of Time and Space

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WNYC Studios
Samuel Kling

Sam Kling, Global Cities Fellow at the Chicago Council on Global Affairs, on why anti-urbanist tropes come up again and again in the fight against disease.

People waiting at a cross walk during a coronavirus lockdown
Kate Trifo
Global Cities

Is the City Itself the Problem?

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Bloomberg CityLab
Samuel Kling

There’s a long history of blaming urban areas rather than economic factors for physical and moral ills. But density can be an asset for fighting coronavirus.

A deserted Times Square in New York City During the Coronavirus lockdown, USA.
Paulo Silva
Global Cities

We Can Make the Post-Coronavirus World a Much Less Violent Place

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Foreign Policy
Robert Muggah

The pandemic has decreased some kinds of crime and increased others. But the world is much safer than it used to be, and we know how to make it even safer.

The microscopic view of the virus which causes Coronavirus disease.
NIAID
COVID-19

Growing Cities, Changing Diets

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Global Food for Thought by Alesha Black

Water flows between farms and cities and changes form as each person uses and reuses it.

An aqueduct in Blythe, California with reflection of the sky in the water.
Steve Rotman
Water

How Cities Can Help Biden Repair American Diplomacy

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Bloomberg CityLab
Ian Klaus

The global alliances and networks forged by major cities like New York can help President-elect Joe Biden repair America’s damaged international relationships.

Large billboard of Joe Biden outside the NYPD office in Times Square.
Michael Nagle/Bloomberg
Global Cities