June 7, 2017 | By Brian Hanson

Deep Dish: Global Cities – Advent of the Metropolitan Power

As anti-globalist populism continues to influence the decisions of national governments, local governments are exercising their ability to stand up on a national stage and act with autonomy. On this week's Deep Dish, Governor Claudio Orrego of Santiago, Chile joins us to discuss the unique challenges and advantages of his metropolitan constituency and how big cities can work together to enact change on a global scale.

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| By Vicky Stavropoulos

Developing Protections for Climate Change’s Forced Migrants: Creating a Legal Definition and Framework for Action

The international community should create a legal definition for migrants who are forced to flee their homes due to climate change and consistent guidelines for assessing the severity of their case to better protect populations vulnerable to climate change. Along with this category of climate migrants, a framework should be created to guide support and mobilize resources for these populations. Although it is not a panacea, a solid legal definition of climate migrants would create the foundation to develop solutions for climate change related displacement.





| By Michael Tiboris, Colette Copic

Testing the Waters for Environmental Accountability

Reflection on water contamination cases indicates a wide gap between local knowledge of environmental hazards and those charged with monitoring and enacting environmental regulation that could be improved by massively expanding the role of citizen data collection.