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

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

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.

Commentary & Analysis

Targeting Quality of Life To Develop the Midwest

In the News
John Austin

Data show that quality of life, not business, is the driving factor for rebuilding the Midwest's economy. John Austin and coauthors explain in Brookings.

Bike in front of Buckingham Fountain with the Chicago skyline behind it on a sunny day.
Brandon O'Connor
Global Cities

Parklets, Traffic-Free Zones and Outdoor Eating: How COVID Is Transforming Our Cities

In the News
The Conversation
Michele Acuto

"Both cities and citizens have often shown that they can adapt rapidly under crisis conditions," the Council's Non-resident Senior Fellow Michele Acuto writes with Dan Hill in the Conversation.

Outdoor dining in NYC
Global Cities


Reclaiming the Right to the City

Report by Coauthors

In this report edited by Ian Klaus and Samuel Kling, a diverse set of experts examine the question of rights in, and to, the city in a wide and exciting array of geographies and contexts.

People in Brooklyn Bridge Park, with the sunset in the background
Franck Michel
Global Cities

Serving the Citizens—Not the Bureaucracy

Report by Sascha Haselmayer

New America's Sascha Haselmayer presents a strategic vision for city procurement.

City planners look at a document
Global Cities


Michele Acuto 

Nonresident Senior Fellow, Global Cities
Council expert Michele Acuto
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John Austin 

Nonresident Senior Fellow, Global Midwest
Council expert John Austin