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How the Data Revolution Will Help Fight Climate Change

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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.

Surveillance cameras in a city in front of a blue sky and tall building.
Reuters
Climate and the Environment

How Climate Financing for Developing Economies Will Help All

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

Monitoring Water Quality in the Chicago River

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Chicago Tribune
Alaina Harkness

Nonresident Fellow Alaina Harkness on how rivers are the "connective tissue" of cities, and how H2NOW monitors the health of Chicago's.

Boat headed east on the Chicago river with skyscrapers behind.
Reuters
Global Cities

The Geopolitical Implications of Fractured Fiscal Authority

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Global Insight by Liza Rose Cirolia

Liza Rose Cirolia shares geopolitical implications on African urban areas and city governments.

Pretoria, South Africa
Reuters
Global Cities

Barriers to the Circular Economy

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Journal of Industrial Ecology
Kris Hartley

Kris Hartley coauthors a study on barriers to circular economies demonstrated by the sustainability of Dutch technical and interior textiles industries.

Close up of a sewing machine in front of thread
Ivan Radic
Climate and the Environment

Physical Infrastructure Is a Start; Human Infrastructure Must Follow

In the News
Chicago Tribune
Alexander Hitch

"To prevent an uneven recovery and further economic inequality, policies that narrow the gap between communities succeeding and those struggling must move to center stage," writes Alex Hitch.

President Biden in front of a blue screen
Chicago Tribune
Global Economy, Trade and Business