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Transforming Industrial Regions of North America and Europe: Opportunity and Imperative

Interactives
Coauthors

This report summarizes the Transforming Industrial Regions of North America and Europe symposium, including strategies to rebuild economies and stem antidemocratic populism.

An aerial view of a power plant at night, with the moon in the background
Global Cities

Our Cities and States Can Be Relentless Diplomats

In the News
Inkstick
Matthew Abbott

"COP26 shows that American cities and states should have a greater role in US diplomacy," writes Matthew Abbott in Inkstick.

Chicago skyline facing north.
Pedro Szekely
Global Cities

Don't Blame Cities for COVID-19

In the News
La Cahiers
Samuel Kling

Director of Global Cities Research Sam Kling writes in La Cahiers on the history leading to the vilification of cities and density early in the pandemic.

Jackson Avenue in Chicago empty during COVID-19 with a sign saying "stay home."
Raed Mansour
Global Cities

Post-Pandemic Cities: Recovery, Transition, and Renewal

In the News
Diplomatic Courier
Foroogh Farhang

“Cities play an increasingly central role in addressing the environmental crisis and in welcoming the growing number of migrants,” Foroogh Farhang cowrites in the Diplomatic Courier.

A view of Palermo from a balcony with a lamp post with blue sky and clouds.
Denis Simonet
Global Cities

How the Data Revolution Will Help Fight Climate Change

In the News
Foreign Policy
Robert Muggah

“We can use Big Data to understand and communicate the planetary crisis while simultaneously measuring progress,” Nonresident Senior Fellow Robert Muggah writes in Foreign Policy.

Time tunnel in China Big Data conference shows green pastures at the other end.
Reuters
Climate and the Environment

How Climate Financing for Developing Economies Will Help All

In the News
Devex
Robert Muggah

“Wealthier countries and companies that are driving climate change share an obligation to support and invest in solutions for those most adversely affected,” writes Robert Muggah in Devex.

A small scale farmer tends crops in Malawi wearing a pink patterned garment.
Reuters
Climate and the Environment

How Democrats Can Rebuild Their "Blue Wall" in the Midwest

In the News
The Hill
John Austin

Dems must offer “economic opportunities and optimism to the largely white, working-class voters,” writes Nonresident Senior Fellow John Austin in the Hill.

Biden observes trainers and apprentices at work at the welding station during a tour of Plumbers & Gasfitters Local 5 Training Facility
Adam Schultz
Global Cities

US Must "Ally-Shore" to Reassure Partners

In the News
Newsweek
John Austin

John Austin writes in Newsweek how "for economic growth, international security, global political stability and the protection of our democracies—the time for ally-shoring is now!"

U.S. Secretary of State Blinken attends a member session at the OECD Ministerial Council Meeting
Reuters
Global Cities

Illinois Continues to Lead in Immigrant Inclusion Policies

BLOG
Global Insight by Rob Paral

Rob Paral discusses the state of Illinois and Greater Chicago area leading by example on immigrant inclusion and legal policies.

sign reading we offer medical exams for immigration in front of brick wall
Reuters
Immigration and Migration

Transforming Industrial Heartland Communities

In the News
Our Towns Civic Foundation
John Austin

Nonresident Senior Fellow John Austin writes about what the US Industrial Heartland can teach us about American renewal and bridging political divides.

Man fishing the Ohio River in front of the Pittsburgh skyline.
Reuters
Global Cities