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Pursuing Equity

Pritzker Forum on Global Cities

Anthony Fauci, Pete Buttigieg, Marcella Nunez-Smith, and other leading experts explore how to build fairer, healthier cities now and after the COVID-19 pandemic.

NIH National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Director Anthony Fauci addresses the daily press briefing at the White House in Washington, U.S. January 21, 2021.

Commentary & Analysis

Why We Don’t Believe the Big City Obituary

In the News
Multiple Experts

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

How to Rethink an Equitable Post-Pandemic City

Global Insight by Rachel Abrams

Cities can use public spaces as a way to address structural challenges.

Several roads cross in San diego
Abraham Barrera
Global Cities


Rebuilding the Midwest's Infrastructure

Report by Multiple Authors

John Austin and Alexander Hitch examine policies and priorities to drive equitable economic recovery in the Midwest in a world reshaped by COVID-19.

Midwestern bridge
Global Cities

Conducting City Diplomacy: A Survey of International Engagement in 47 Cities

Report by Multiple Authors

The impact of global challenges such as climate change and the COVID-19 pandemic manifests most acutely in urban settings, rendering cities essential players on the global stage. 

Aerial view of the city of Chicago and its lakefront
Haseeb Hussain
Global Cities


John Austin 

Nonresident Senior Fellow, Global Midwest
Council expert John Austin

Flavia Carbonari 

Nonresident Fellow, Global Cities
Council expert Flavia Carbonari
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