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America Needs Healthy Supply Chains with Allies

In the News
The Detroit News
John Austin

John Austin and Elaine Dezenski discuss ally-shoring as a means of getting to more US-based production.

boat
US Foreign Policy

What Should Cities Do with Their COVID-Era Pilot Programs?

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Global Insight by Paula Pelletier

Global Cities intern Paula Pelletier examines what cities should do with programs formed in response to COVID-19.

Global Cities

Commentary: Imperiled higher education institutions key to state's future

In the News
Crain's Detroit
John Austin

The Midwest's colleges and universities are central to community economic renewal and COVID-19 recovery, a revival put at risk by recent fiscal, demographic and short-sighted public policy headwinds.

Global Cities

Tackling Inequality by Investing in Infrastructure

Interactives
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
Coauthors

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

Why We Don’t Believe the Big City Obituary

In the News
Bloomberg
Coauthors

Ivo Daalder, Samuel Kling, and Will Johnson examine a new poll showing metropolitan residents remain committed to cities amid the pandemic, but want solutions for the longstanding problems of urban life.

Pre-pandemic New York City
Luca Bravo
Global Cities

How to Rethink an Equitable Post-Pandemic City

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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
Coauthors

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

A New Consensus for Growth in the 21st Century

In the News
Civil Service College Singapore
Kris Hartley

A new model for development—based on synergy, vigour, and sustainability—may be key to addressing changing needs in an age of globalisation and digital revolution.

The city of Singapore at night
Lilly Banse
Global Cities

Subnational Diplomacy can Bolster American Soft Power Abroad

In the News
The Hill
Matthew Abbott

Better training and coordination between officials at all levels of government will give subnational diplomacy the chance to bolster American soft power abroad while boosting trade and foreign direct investment at home.

Chinese flags in Tiananmen Square
Zachary Keimig
Global Cities