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Wait Just a Minute: Edward Glaeser

Urban economist and Harvard professor Edward Glaeser shares ideas about the biggest opportunities and challenges facing cities and what cities can do to ensure economic growth and inspire innovation.


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| By Karen Weigert

Wait Just a Minute: Karen Weigert

Our new web series, Wait Just a Minute, asks experts to answer complex questions about global affairs in 60 seconds. In this episode, our senior global cities fellow, and former chief sustainability officer for the city of Chicago, Karen Weigert answers questions on climate change.





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| By Ivo H. Daalder

This Week's Reads- The Battle for Liberal Democracy Will Be Waged in Cities

The battle between authoritarianism and liberal democracy will be waged in cities. While the stakes remain national, urban areas, where the majority of people live and work, have become the main arenas in which our governance will be decided. The United States and others would do well to start prioritising urban policy as central to their foreign policies.


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Issues Illustrated: Global Cities

Wondering what is all this hype about global cities? There are several things you need to know about global cities, starting with the fact that you’re probably living in one.