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Ian Klaus

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

Did the UNSG Say “Revolution”?

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Global Insight by Ian Klaus

This blog is about the role global cities play around the world and the urgent need to adapt governance practices.

Signs for ambassadors at seats in the United Nations
Davi Mendes
Global Economy, Trade and Business

Co-Operation: A Pre-Existing Condition

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Global Insight by Ian Klaus

Council expert Ian Klaus examines how history will remember the almost simultaneous global mobilization of policy and resources, as well as local urban adaptations and interventions.

Park closure sign with empty playground in background.
Jordan Hopkins
COVID-19

The Post-Pandemic Urban Future Is Already Here

In the News
Bloomberg CityLab
Ian Klaus

The coronavirus crisis stands to dramatically reshape cities around the world. But the biggest revolutions in urban space may have begun before the pandemic.

Tourists wearing masks during COVID 19 pandemic in Singapore.
Global Cities

Pandemics Are Also an Urban Planning Problem

In the News
Bloomberg CityLab
Ian Klaus

Will COVID-19 change how cities are designed? Michele Acuto of the Connected Cities Lab talks about density, urbanization and pandemic preparation.

Cleaning workers disinfect the streets and public places of the Itaewon Multicultural District in Seoul, South Korea on May 12, 2020.
Reuters
COVID-19

Global Cities in 2020 – Ten Trends to Watch

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Global Insight by Ian Klaus

With so much activity around cities in today's world, there is a lot to track. Here are ten trends in 2020 to watch where cities will be particularly influential on the global stage.

A view of the Los Angeles skyline, with silhouettes of palm trees in the foreground.
Sterling Davis
Global Cities

The Book That Captured Mid-'70s Paris

In the News
CityLab
Ian Klaus

Ian Klaus unpacks a French writer's short publication from 1975 and points out, "nearly half a century later, it's a remarkable document of what’s since changed, and also of what hasn't."

The Eiffel Tower in Paris, France
Yann Caradec
Global Cities

Will Ambassador Subnat Go to Washington?

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Global Insight by Ian Klaus

The proposed "City and State Diplomacy Act" would establish an ambassador for subnational engagements by state and municipal governments.

US Capital building at night
Global Cities

Mind the Knowledge Gaps: What Global Conferences Bring to Light

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Global Insight by Ian Klaus

Convenings of experts call attention to that which scientists and policymakers don’t know. These “knowledge gaps,” it turns out, are especially prevalent in the urban domain.

Mind the Knowledge Gaps: What Global Conferences Bring to Light
Global Cities