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Global Cities

Rebuilding the Midwest's Infrastructure

RESEARCH
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

RESEARCH
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

The Right to the Shoreline: Race, Exclusion, and Public Beaches in Metropolitan Chicago

RESEARCH
Working Paper by Multiple Authors

The growing role of federal and state money in combatting erosion and flooding at Chicago’s Lake Michigan shore offers an opportunity to mandate local governments make their beaches more open and equitable.

People play in the water at a public beach at Chicago's South Shore Cultural Center
Eric Allix Rogers
Global Cities

A Global Welcome: Metro Chicago's Approach to Immigrant Inclusion

RESEARCH
Report by Multiple Authors

Chicago is positioned to elevate itself as a bold city, capable of taking on cutting-edge policies and providing accessible opportunities for all residents.

A young woman in Delaware holds a sign saying, "No human being is illegal"
findingamerican.com
Immigration and Migration

From an Urban-Suburban-Rural "Divide" to Convergence?

RESEARCH
Public Opinion Survey by Multiple Authors

There is general agreement across those in urban, suburban, and rural communities on the topics of the economy and climate change, but there's a difference of opinion on immigration.

An aerial view of a rural farm community
John Reed
Public Opinion

Vroom or Bust? Towards a Chicago E-Scooter Strategy in 2020 and Beyond

RESEARCH
Working Paper by Samuel Kling

A review of national and international e-scooter and micromobility trends outlines Chicago's 2019 pilot program and makes policy recommendations to improve sustainability, mobility, and equitable access.

Man riding an e-scooter.
Erin Riddle
Global Cities

A Vital Midwest: The Path to a New Prosperity

RESEARCH
Report by Multiple Authors

The Midwest has a unique economic, social, and cultural history and development story line.

A Vital Midwest: The Path to a New Prosperity
Global Cities

Mobility as a Service: Managing an Urban Revolution

RESEARCH
Policy Brief by Samuel Kling

The new paradigm of "mobility as a service" promises to change how people move, with local and global ramifications.

Scooter in Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan.
Tinou Bao
Global Cities

Promoting Social Equity and Economic Inclusion in Urban Waterway Development

RESEARCH
Report by Michael Tiboris

This report from the Chicago Council on Global Affairs examines ways that urban waterway development might be used by cities.

Women in Niger water a vegetable garden.
Water

Inclusive Urban Economic Development: A Framework For Action

RESEARCH
Policy Brief by Alaina Harkness

This paper explores how city leaders can use economic power to narrow the gap in wealth and opportunity.

San Francisco skyline.
Reuters
Global Economy, Trade and Business