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Regional Inequality Looms as Pressing Threat to Democracy

In the News
National Interest

A group of experts, including the Council's John Austin, Brian Hanson, and Alex Hitch explain why now is the time to rise to a new political, economic, and social challenge rooted in growing regional inequalities.

President Biden speaks with Midwest Leaders
The White House
Global Cities

Exposed: US Supply Chain Vulnerabilities Grew During the Pandemic Era

In the News
The National Interest
John Austin

President Biden has options to address this national security concern, the Council's John Austin argues.

Biden at a supply chain meeting
Global Economy, Trade and Business

The Real-Life Risks of Our Digital World

In the News
Foreign Policy
Robert Muggah

Our reliance on data and devices has made us extremely vulnerable. The first step is knowing where everything is.

Science, Technology and Innovation

Why the Pandemic is a Time to Reimagine Cities

In the News
Financial Times
Ivo H. Daalder

The Council's Pritzker Forum on Global Cities is featured in this Financial Times article.

Global Cities

We Need to Take Action Now to Protect the Amazon Basin

Video Series
Featured Video

The Council's Robert Muggah offers TEDxSaoPaulo five priorities to disrupt the crime and corruption that threatens not just Latin America, but the world.

Robert Muggah
Climate and the Environment

Why a Dark Future Demands Urban Leadership

In the News
Bloomberg CityLab
Ian Klaus

Ian Klaus explains why cities will play a critical role in responding to an uncertain future.

City of the Future
Global Cities

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.

US Foreign Policy

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

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

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

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