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Samuel Kling

Why We Don’t Believe the Big City Obituary

In the News
Bloomberg
Coauthors

Ivo Daalder, Samuel Kling, and Will Johnson examine a new poll showing metropolitan residents remain committed to cities amid the pandemic, but want solutions for the longstanding problems of urban life.

Pre-pandemic New York City
Luca Bravo
Global Cities

On Matters of Time and Space

In the News
WNYC Studios
Samuel Kling

Sam Kling, Global Cities Fellow at the Chicago Council on Global Affairs, on why anti-urbanist tropes come up again and again in the fight against disease.

People waiting at a cross walk during a coronavirus lockdown
Kate Trifo
Global Cities

Is the City Itself the Problem?

In the News
Bloomberg CityLab
Samuel Kling

There’s a long history of blaming urban areas rather than economic factors for physical and moral ills. But density can be an asset for fighting coronavirus.

A deserted Times Square in New York City During the Coronavirus lockdown, USA.
Paulo Silva
Global Cities

An Urban Pandemic Becomes an Urban Sprawl Pandemic

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Global Insight by Samuel Kling

Examples around the world make clear that density—whether low or high—is no excuse when it comes to the appalling number of COVID-19 cases facing the United States.

A crowded Times Square at night time
Cem Ersozlu
COVID-19

In Protests, Cities Lead as Mayors Take a Back Seat

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Global Insight by Samuel Kling

Samuel Kling examines the governability of urban areas in times of riots and pandemics.

A person carrying a sign saying "I can't breathe" walks through Minneapolis during protests
Josh Hild
Global Cities

How Chicago Can Avoid the Looming Global Traffic Crisis

In the News
Chicago Tribune
Samuel Kling

As city leaders move beyond coping with the COVID-19 crisis to imagining the future, how to move—literally—poses a challenge.

Photo of Northbound Lake Shore Drive looking North to Chicago Skyline.
Scott Winterroth
COVID-19

Samuel Kling on Cities and COVID-19

Video Series
Wait Just a Minute

Samuel Kling, Global Cities Fellow at the Council, takes a minute to discuss the impact of COVID-19 on big cities and how cities can benefit from high density in a pandemic.

A screenshot of Samuel Kling in a Wait Just a Minute Interview.
COVID-19

Dispatch From Seoul: City of Transportation Extremes

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Global Insight by Samuel Kling

In October, I visited Seoul with a delegation of Chicago Council Emerging Leaders on a Korea Foundation-funded trip led by Karl Friedhoff, the Council’s Korea specialist.

Metro station in Seoul.
Sebastiaan ter Burg
Global Cities

How Will Driverless Cars Change Cities?

Interactives
Samuel Kling

Cities around the world are preparing for the massive disruption of autonomous vehicles. What are some of the opportunities and risks? Here's what you should know.

Traffic on a city street, with yellow taxi cabs
Pixabay
Global Cities