Skip to main content


Pursuing Equity

Pritzker Forum on Global Cities

As the COVID-19 pandemic sheds light on urban inequalities, what does equitable urban life look like? What kinds of strategies, programs, and movements create more equitable cities?

Low-angle view of buildings in London.
Simone Hutsch

Commentary & Analysis

How to Rethink an Equitable Post-Pandemic City

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

In the News
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


Rebuilding the Midwest's Infrastructure

Report by Multiple Authors

Driving equitable economic recovery in a world reshaped by COVID-19

Midwestern bridge
Global Cities

Conducting City Diplomacy: A Survey of International Engagement in 47 Cities

Report by Multiple Authors

The impact of global challenges such as climate change and the COVID-19 pandemic manifests most acutely in urban settings, rendering cities essential players on the global stage. 

Aerial view of the city of Chicago and its lakefront
Haseeb Hussain
Global Cities


John Austin 

Nonresident Senior Fellow, Global Midwest
Council expert John Austin

Flavia Carbonari 

Nonresident Fellow, Global Cities
Council expert Flavia Carbonari
Follow on Twitter