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Leveraging City Diplomacy to Drive the Global Agenda

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Global Insight by Matt Watson

Cities are embracing their role as international actors, but more resources are needed to fully realize the benefits of their global engagements.

Urban ministers at the G7
Henning Schacht
Global Cities

What Cities Can Learn from Venture Capital

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Bloomberg
Robert Muggah

Local leaders from Colombia to Finland found success using venture capital strategies to manage risk and spur innovation, writes Robert Muggah.

Reuters
Global Cities

Overheating Megacities are a Climate Problem and Solution

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World Economic Forum
Robert Muggah

With substantial increases in annual temperatures and extreme heat locked in, Latin American cities offer a glimpse of the future of climate change.

Mexico City climate protests
Reuters
Global Cities

Who Will Win the Workers?

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The National Interest
John Austin

The upcoming 2022 midterm elections will provide another interesting test around whether Democrats can resurrect their appeal to working-class voters.

Reuters
Global Cities

What is the Future for Skyscrapers After COVID-19?

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Global Insight by Richard G. Smith

In the most globally connected financial capitals, skyscrapers will continue to serve as a key component of the built environment.

A view of the Shanghai skyline
Reuters
Global Cities

How Cities Collaborate on Climate and Heat Resiliency

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Global Insight by Nisha Singh

Cities are at the forefront of the climate crisis, but local and global partnerships provide scalable solutions.

People cooling during city heat wave.
Reuters
Global Cities

Alternative Approaches to Deliver Affordable Housing

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Global Insight by Antonella Davi

Tackling the global crisis on housing affordability requires a comprehensive set of policies aimed at providing affordable rental units.

Unsplash - stucco wall with monopoly man illustration breaking through.
Julian Hockgesang
Global Cities

Sun, Sand—and Segregation

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Chicago Reader
Samuel Kling

Sam Kling speaks with the Chicago Reader to explore the racially charged history of beach access in and around Chicago.

An overhead view of a crowd of beachgoers at Oak Street Beach.
iStock
Global Cities

Quality of Life and Place as Economic Development

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Reimagining Civic Commons
John Austin

John Austin and Amanda Weinstein discuss the power of investments in quality of life & place-making to revitalize communities.

A Brown Line train rides along the CTA rails in Chicago.
Global Cities

Chicago’s First Citywide Plan in Half a Century Seeks to Address Structural Inequality

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WBEZ
Natalie Moore

"The city of Chicago is releasing a new citywide plan to shape the future with an emphasis on equity," writes Longworth Media Fellow Natalie Moore.

train line labels on a staircase; unsplash
Global Cities