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The Post-COVID City

Pritzker Forum on Global Cities

The pandemic has altered one of the essential purposes of cities: as places of gathering, interaction, and exchange. As cities recover, how can they revive their social fabric, from community life to the office to arts and culture?

A black and white photo of the view from the ground below three skyscrapers

Past Events

Pursuing Equity

Pritzker Forum on Global Cities

Dr. Anthony Fauci and leading city experts explored how to build fairer, healthier cities now and after the COVID-19 pandemic.

Adapting Governance

Pritzker Forum on Global Cities

As the world deals with the pandemic and eventually transitions into a post-COVID reality, can the city remain a key instrument and platform for addressing global challenges?

View from the ground of four modern skyscrapers
Micah Boswell

Commentary & Analysis

Commentary: Imperiled higher education institutions key to state's future

In the News
Crain's Detroit
John Austin

The Midwest's colleges and universities are central to community economic renewal and COVID-19 recovery, a revival put at risk by recent fiscal, demographic and short-sighted public policy headwinds.

Global Cities

Tackling Inequality by Investing in Infrastructure

Alexander Hitch

By investing in infrastructure, the US can prepare communities to participate in a changing economy, increase access to opportunity, and address challenges highlighted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

highway infrastructure
Miguel Ángel Sanz
Global Cities


Are Urbanites Willing to Ditch Cars for More Sustainable Commutes?

Working Paper by Coauthors

A recent poll from the Chicago Council on Global Affairs and The Harris Poll shows urban and suburban residents cities are looking to sustainable mobility to forestall a potential long-term shift to solo driving.

A person on a bike rides by a bus in the city.
Global Cities

Rebuilding the Midwest's Infrastructure

Report by Coauthors

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


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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