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Pursuing Equity

Pritzker Forum on Global Cities

Anthony Fauci, Pete Buttigieg, Marcella Nunez-Smith, and other leading experts explore how to build fairer, healthier cities now and after the COVID-19 pandemic.

NIH National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Director Anthony Fauci addresses the daily press briefing at the White House in Washington, U.S. January 21, 2021.

Commentary & Analysis

Tackling Inequality by Investing in Infrastructure

Alexander Hitch

By investing in infrastructure, the US can prepare communities to participate in a changing economy, increase access to opportunity, and address challenges highlighted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

highway infrastructure
Miguel Ángel Sanz
Global Cities

City Leaders Go Abroad: A Survey of City Diplomacy in 47 Cities

In the News
Journal of Urban Policy and Research
Multiple Experts

Cities recognize the importance of city diplomacy but also lack necessary resources to fulfill the commitments they make to global agendas, Council fellows Kris Hartley and Michele Acuto explain.

City skyline in China
Joseph Chan
Global Cities


Rebuilding the Midwest's Infrastructure

Report by Multiple Authors

John Austin and Alexander Hitch examine policies and priorities to drive equitable economic recovery in the Midwest 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
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