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Past Events

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.

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.

Commentary & Analysis

America Needs Healthy Supply Chains with Allies

In the News
The Detroit News
John Austin

John Austin and Elaine Dezenski discuss ally-shoring as a means of getting to more US-based production.

US Foreign Policy

What Should Cities Do with Their COVID-Era Pilot Programs?

Global Insight by Paula Pelletier

Global Cities intern Paula Pelletier examines what cities should do with programs formed in response to COVID-19.

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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