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Future Cities Americas Forum

PAST EVENT

The Council is a supporting partner of this event hosted by The Financial Times that brings together a cross section of leaders to establish a common vision for the sustainable, equitable, and safe cities of tomorrow.

Democracy and the Life of Cities

PAST EVENT VIDEO

Building on the 2021 Summit for Democracy and its city-focused side event, this workshop will examine the policies and practices through which cities can advance democracy.

President Biden views the virtual Summit for Democracy attendees on screen.
Reuters

China's Rise and Reach: The Belt and Road City

PAST EVENT VIDEO
China's Changing Landscape

This workshop, part of the Great Powers and Urbanization Project, examines how Belt and Road cities are likely to shape patterns of globalization in the 21st century.

View of the New York City skyline with a blue sky
Dimitry Anikin

The Post-COVID City

PAST EVENT VIDEO
Event Series: Pritzker Forum on Global Cities

The CEO of United Airlines, the President of Microsoft, the Governor of Tokyo, and other civic and industry leaders from around the world discuss the resilience of cities and how they may revive their social and economic vitality.

Transforming Industrial Regions Symposium

PAST EVENT

Through original research and convenings, the Chicago Council partnered with organizations across the transatlantic space to discuss revitalizing industrial regions in North America and Europe.

Exterior view of an industrial factory
Peter Heinsius

Pursuing Equity

PAST EVENT VIDEO
Event Series: Pritzker Forum on Global Cities

Dr. Anthony Fauci and leading city experts explored how to build fairer, healthier cities now and after the COVID-19 pandemic.

Adapting Governance

PAST EVENT VIDEO
Event Series: Pritzker Forum on Global Cities

As the world deals with the pandemic and eventually transitions into a post-COVID reality, can the city remain a key instrument and platform for addressing global challenges?

View from the ground of four modern skyscrapers
Micah Boswell

City Leadership and the COVID-19 Response

PAST EVENT VIDEO
Event Series: Pritzker Forum on Global Cities

The 2020 Pritzker Forum on Global Cities was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, so leaders from around the world joined us to recognize the increasingly important role of city leadership.

Nathan Law on Autonomy and Activism in Hong Kong

PAST EVENT VIDEO

Leading activist Nathan Law joins journalist Edward Luce for a virtual conversation on democracy, political activism, and the future of Hong Kong.

Nathan Law being interviewed by media outlets
Reuters

Confronting COVID-19 in Latin American Cities

PAST EVENT VIDEO

Former mayors from Rio de Janeiro, Santiago, and Quito shared their insights on Latin American cities' responses to the COVID-19 pandemic and their recommendations for recovery.

A woman in a mask holds a baby in front of her house in Chile.
Reuters