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Climate Data-Driven Cities

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SecDev
Robert Muggah

“Most cities are still lagging when it comes to processing and converting this information in a way that can improve lives and save the planet,” writes Robert Muggah.

Satellite images of a river valley and ice melting
Unsplash
Climate and the Environment

Brazil Is Gaslighting Its Way to a Climate Misinformation Catastrophe

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Washington Post
Robert Muggah

"The rampant spread of climate misinformation and disinformation has potentially dire implications for the Amazon Basin," cowrites Robert Muggah in the Washington Post.

Billows of smoke rise over a deforested plot of the Amazon jungle next to the Transamazonica national highway, in Labrea, Amazonas state, Brazil
Reuters
Climate and the Environment

Industrial Heartland Renewal Can Diminish "Strong Men"

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Global Insight by John Austin

Geographically targeted economic development strategies can serve as an antidote to political extremism in formerly industrial regions.

Industrial works silhouetted with a Ferris Wheel in Ruhr, Essen, Germany.
Florian Wächter
Global Economy, Trade and Business

Russia's Resource Grab in Ukraine

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Foreign Policy
Robert Muggah

"Ukraine’s extraordinary riches in energy, minerals, and agriculture are a prize for the Kremlin," writes Nonresident Senior Fellow Robert Muggah in Foreign Policy.

A worker throws coal into the smelting furnace at a steel mill in Ukraine's eastern city of Donetsk
Reuters
Global Cities

Trees, Wetlands Play Key Role in Mitigating Climate Change

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WBEZ Reset
Karen Weigert

Ahead of Arbor Day, Nonresident Senior Fellow Karen Weigert discusses efforts in Chicago to create more wetlands and plant trees with WBEZ’s Reset.

View of Chicago's Field Museum from trees and wetland area.
Walter Martin
Climate and the Environment

In Germany, "Disregarded" Places Explain the Appeal of Populism

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Global Insight by Coauthors

A new study reveals the place-based grievances stoking right-wing populism in German industrial regions.

Rainy street in Germany at night
Christian Lue
Global Cities

Meetings with Makis Provatas

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Athens Voice
Endy Zemenides

Nonresident Fellow and Emerging Leader alumnus Endy Zemenides shares his perspective on global cities and Cyprian independence with Makis Provatas.

View of a harbor and skyline in Cyprus in 2014.
Neuwieser
Global Cities

New Paths to Heartland Prosperity Can Change Our Politics

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The National Interest
John Austin

“Transatlantic effort to accelerate economic change in industrial heartland regions has huge implications,” cowrites John Austin in the National Interest.

Smokestacks on the horizon of a field with stormy skies.
Ronnie Fleming
Global Cities

Great Powers and Urbanization: Navigating Global Challenges in an Urban World

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The Diplomatic Courier
Ian Klaus

The Great Powers and Urbanizations Channel unifies discourse between national security officials and urbanists, explains Ian Klaus in the Diplomatic Courier.

City skyline of New York City with reflective buildings and cable wires.
Jörg Schubert
Global Cities

The War Against Ukraine's Cities

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Global Insight by Kristin Ljungkvist

Kyiv, a capital city under siege, falters under the dangers of urbicide. As the victor emerges, so too does a new world order.

Destruction shown before a city skyline in Kyiv.
Reuters
Global Cities