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China's Rise and Reach: The Belt and Road City


This workshop, part of the Great Powers and Urbanization Project, examines how Belt and Road cities are likely to shape patterns of globalization in the 21st century.

View of the New York City skyline with a blue sky
Dimitry Anikin

The Post-COVID City

Pritzker Forum on Global Cities

The CEO of United Airlines, the President of Microsoft, the Governor of Tokyo, and other civic and industry leaders from around the world discuss the resilience of cities and how they may revive their social and economic vitality.

Commentary & Analysis

Asia's Megacities and the Future of Geopolitics

Global Insight by Parag Khanna

There is no understanding geopolitical competition in the 21st century without an understanding of urbanization and cities.

Chinese officials and citizens are seen during a ceremony against the cityscape of Shenzhen
Global Cities

"Built By China" Going Global

Global Insight by Xiangming Chen

China's evolving economy and geopolitical strategy affect infrastructure and cities worldwide: witness the launch of the China-Laos Railway.

The Borten special economic zone/New Border City under construction
Yunnan Haicheng Industry Group CO.
Global Cities


Reclaiming the Right to the City

Report by Coauthors

In this report edited by Ian Klaus and Samuel Kling, a diverse set of experts examine the question of rights in, and to, the city in a wide and exciting array of geographies and contexts.

People in Brooklyn Bridge Park, with the sunset in the background
Franck Michel
Global Cities

Serving the Citizens—Not the Bureaucracy

Report by Sascha Haselmayer

New America's Sascha Haselmayer presents a strategic vision for city procurement.

City planners look at a document
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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