Samuel Kling

ACLS/Mellon Public Fellow, Global Cities

Areas of expertise: Global Cities


Samuel Kling is Global Cities Fellow and ACLS/Mellon Public Fellow at the Chicago Council on Global Affairs. His research concerns the role of transportation and public space in global cities, particularly as it relates to equity and the built environment. Current projects include studies of the challenges and opportunities of new mobility technologies in cities, mass transit investment, and how historical methods can help policymakers approach urban planning challenges. His work has appeared in publications such as the Chicago Sun-Times, Journal of Urban History, and Booklist. He holds a PhD in urban history from Northwestern University and a BA in history from Kenyon College. Prior to joining the Council, he was visiting lecturer in history at the University of Illinois at Chicago.


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