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Kris Hartley

Conducting City Diplomacy: A Survey of International Engagement in 47 Cities

RESEARCH
Report by Coauthors

The impact of global challenges such as climate change and the COVID-19 pandemic manifests most acutely in urban settings, rendering cities essential players on the global stage. 

Aerial view of the city of Chicago and its lakefront
Haseeb Hussain
Global Cities

Global Goals, Global Cities: Achieving the SDGs through Collective Local Action

RESEARCH
Report by Kris Hartley

Cities have a crucial role to play in translating the high-level, ambitious, and multidimensional vision of the SDGs into practice through local policies—that is, localization.

Crowds at Chicago's Cloud Gate in Millennium Park.
International Development

Unlocking the Potential of Civic Technology

RESEARCH
Working Paper by Kris Hartley

Safeguarding methods of democratic influence is a core strategic mandate for city governments to legitimize technology.

Google-engineered humanoid robot.
Reuters
Global Cities