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

RESEARCH
Report by Coauthors

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

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

RESEARCH
Report by Coauthors

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

A Vital Midwest: The Path to a New Prosperity

RESEARCH
Report by Coauthors

The Midwest possesses a dynamic political and economic history that lies at the center of America’s economic growth and keeps the region front and center in politics today.

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

Women and Girls as Change Agents

RESEARCH
Report by Coauthors

Investing in girls' education can put countries on the path to a more stable, prosperous future.

A young Indian girl writes on a chalkboard in a classroom
Nikhita S.
Women and Girls

Using Systems Approaches to Catalyze Whole-of-Community Childhood Obesity Prevention Efforts

RESEARCH
Report by Coauthors

This paper argues that combining two movements in obesity research could turn the tide on obesity.

Farmer attending crops in a vegetable field.
Reuters
Food and Agriculture

Global Goals, Global Cities: Achieving the SDGs through Collective Local Action

RESEARCH
Report by Kris Hartley

Cities have a crucial role to play in translating the high-level, ambitious, and multidimensional vision of the SDGs into practice through local policies—that is, localization.

Crowds at Chicago's Cloud Gate in Millennium Park.
International Development

Leading Change in United Nations Organizations

RESEARCH
Report by Catherine Bertini

This paper provides guidance for new leaders through various stages of the early days of UN leadership.

US Capitol Building at night
Global Politics

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

Untapped Wealth of Cities

RESEARCH
Report by Alexander Hitch

This report explores ways cities can assess the true value of their public assets

Hong Kong skyline.
Reuters
Global Cities

Vouchers and Housing Policy

RESEARCH
Report by ​Rudolph G. Penner

A paper from the Chicago Council on Global Affairs by Rudolph G. Penner that honors the work of Michael H. Moskow in the global economy.

Pittsburgh skyline.
David Hilowitz
Global Economy, Trade and Business