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Upcoming Events

Ukraine and Cities on the Frontlines

Virtual
Event Series: Pritzker Forum on Global Cities

In the face of urban warfare, mayors and local communities have emerged as symbols of leadership, resistance, and resilience.

Black and white photo of a destroyed car and apartment buildings in Ukraine
Reuters
Jun
9

Global Voices, Local Action: Housing and Neighborhoods

Virtual

The Council partners with the Metropolitan Planning Council and the City of Chicago to discuss the We Will Chicago Plan with city leaders from Paris, Dupnitsa, and Chicago.

A subway car rides along the tracks towards The Trump International Hotel and Tower in downtown Chicago, Illinois.
Reuters
Jun
9

Past Events

Future Cities Americas Forum

PAST EVENT

The Council is a supporting partner of this event hosted by The Financial Times that brings together a cross section of leaders to establish a common vision for the sustainable, equitable, and safe cities of tomorrow.

Democracy and the Life of Cities

PAST EVENT VIDEO

Building on the 2021 Summit for Democracy and its city-focused side event, this workshop will examine the policies and practices through which cities can advance democracy.

President Biden views the virtual Summit for Democracy attendees on screen.
Reuters

Commentary & Analysis

Brazil Is Gaslighting Its Way to a Climate Misinformation Catastrophe

In the News
Washington Post
Robert Muggah

"The rampant spread of climate misinformation and disinformation has potentially dire implications for the Amazon Basin," cowrites Robert Muggah in the Washington Post.

Billows of smoke rise over a deforested plot of the Amazon jungle next to the Transamazonica national highway, in Labrea, Amazonas state, Brazil
Reuters
Climate and the Environment

Industrial Heartland Renewal Can Diminish "Strong Men"

BLOG
Global Insight by John Austin

Geographically targeted economic development strategies can serve as an antidote to political extremism in formerly industrial regions.

Industrial works silhouetted with a Ferris Wheel in Ruhr, Essen, Germany.
Florian W├Ąchter
Global Economy, Trade and Business

Research

City Diplomacy During COVID-19: The 2022 Cities and International Engagement Survey

RESEARCH
Report by Michele Acuto

This report presents findings from a survey of city governments that identifies major issues for international engagement, including the COVID-19 pandemic and response.

Global Cities

Paths to New Prosperity in Industrial Regions of the West

RESEARCH
Working Paper by Coauthors

Local strategies can revive economies, nurture hope, and diminish the appeal of antidemocratic populism in struggling industrial regions.

Industrial city skyline and bridge with blue clouds.
Karen Green
Global Cities

Experts

Michele Acuto 

Nonresident Senior Fellow, Global Cities
Council expert Michele Acuto
Expertise
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John Austin 

Nonresident Senior Fellow, Global Midwest
Council expert John Austin