Against the backdrop of the 2020 US presidential election and gatherings of global leaders, a new political reality is making headlines. Stepping into the void created by national political gridlock, mayors are representing the interests of their residents and driving policy implementation at the local level. Two-term mayor of Chicago Rahm Emanuel elevated the status of city hall through initiatives like the Chicago Climate Charter, the Mayors’ Forum on Urban Waterways, the Chicago Star Scholarship program, and participation in networks including C40 and 100 Resilient Cities. In his new book, he details how cities are leading the way by improving education, infrastructure, job conditions, and environmental policy. Join us as Rahm Emanuel discusses The Nation City: Why Mayors Are Now Running the World.
Copies of the book will be available for purchase from The Book Cellar.