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Cities and Social Entrepreneurs: Procurement Reform

RESEARCH
Report by Sascha Haselmayer

Implementing problem-based procurement can help cities improve public services in areas like health, infrastructure, tech, and education.

Workers in a factory building a vehicle
Reuters
Global Cities

Cities at the Intersection: Climate, Culture, and Migration

RESEARCH
Report by Coauthors

Local leadership plays a critical role in responding to climate threats and addressing the challenges associated with migration, the report's authors find.

Reuters
Global Cities

Ally-Shoring and the Workforce: US and Mexico

RESEARCH
Report by John Austin

Economic, political, and security benefits can be achieved through ally-shoring labor and supply chains between the US and Mexico.

Shipping containers in port in Valparaiso, Chile via Unsplash
Global Cities

Bikes and Scooters on the Road to Net Zero? Yes, with Some 'Ifs'

RESEARCH
Working Paper by Coauthors

Micromobility can play a major role in transportation decarbonization, but its potential varies depending on the conditions in which it's employed.

Olivier DJIANN
Global Cities

Capitalism and City Futures in the Age of Crisis

RESEARCH
Book by Kris Hartley

Kris Harley analyzes how the scholarly discussion about sustainability and smartness can be reshaped.

A view of the Chicago skyline from Lake Michigan.
iStock
Global Cities

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

Climate Data-Driven Cities

RESEARCH
Report by Robert Muggah

"Most cities are still lagging when it comes to processing and converting this information in a way that can improve lives and save the planet," writes Robert Muggah.

Satellite images of a river valley and ice melting
Climate and the Environment

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

Infrastructure and SDG Localization: The 21st Century Mandate

RESEARCH
Report by Kris Hartley

“Cities are at the front lines of UN Sustainable Development Goal implementation,” argues Nonresident Fellow Kris Hartley.

Exhibition opening the UN in Germany promoting the Sustainable Development Goals Action Campaign.
Inga Kjer
Climate and the Environment

Theorizing the Globally Engaged City in World Politics

RESEARCH
Report by Kristin Ljungkvist

Kristin Ljungkvist examines why the phenomenon of cities addressing challenging and complex issues of contemporary global governance is ignored by scholars.

A protest against gun violence marches across the Brooklyn Bridge in New York City on June 2, 2022.
Reuters
Global Cities