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The Right to the Shoreline: Race, Exclusion, and Public Beaches in Metropolitan Chicago

RESEARCH
Working Paper by Multiple Authors

The growing role of federal and state money in combatting erosion and flooding at Chicago’s Lake Michigan shore offers an opportunity to mandate local governments make their beaches more open and equitable.

People play in the water at a public beach at Chicago's South Shore Cultural Center
Eric Allix Rogers
Global Cities

Conflict-Related Sexual Assault—Historic Barriers to International Recognition

RESEARCH
Working Paper by Nicole Mattea

This working paper further explains the recent emergence of conflict-related sexual violence (CRSV) into international discourse and preventative strategies.

A woman in a stands outside the Women's Centre in Balukhali camp March 6, 2018.
UN Women/Allison Joyce
Women and Girls

Bridging the Research Gap: A Toolkit on Inclusive Research and Development Practices

RESEARCH
Working Paper by Katelyn Jones

This toolkit presents a list of steps that ensure the entire research and development process uses equity, diversity, and inclusion as guiding principles at every stage.

A woman in all black stands next to servers, behind glass, holding a laptop computer
Global Politics

Vroom or Bust? Towards a Chicago E-Scooter Strategy in 2020 and Beyond

RESEARCH
Working Paper by Samuel Kling

A review of national and international e-scooter and micromobility trends outlines Chicago's 2019 pilot program and makes policy recommendations to improve sustainability, mobility, and equitable access.

Man riding an e-scooter.
Erin Riddle
Global Cities

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

Security in the Age of Cities

RESEARCH
Working Paper by Kristin Ljungkvist

For an extended historical period, nation-states have held nearly sole responsibility for providing security, and they certainly continue to have the greatest responsibility today.

Hong Kong's skyline.
Reuters
Global Cities

Federal Reserve Communications and the Road to Transparency

RESEARCH
Working Paper by Multiple Authors

A paper that honors the work of Michael H. Moskow in the Global Economy.

US Capitol Building at sunset
Mike Stoll
Global Economy, Trade and Business

The Origins of Program Evaluation in the Department of Labor and Beyond

RESEARCH
Working Paper by Orley C. Ashenfelter

A paper from the Chicago Council on Global Affairs that honors the work of Michael H. Moskow in the Global Economy.

US Capital Building at night
Global Economy, Trade and Business

Cities Competing for Talent in the Global Economy

RESEARCH
Working Paper by Iain Whitaker

To thrive in today's tech and knowledge-driven economy, cities must attract cutting-edge businesses and support startups, yet neither is possible without educated workers, innovators, and entrepreneurs.

Blurred image of people walking outside a high rise building
Global Economy, Trade and Business

What are the Risks of AVs in Cities? History Offers Clues

RESEARCH
Working Paper by Samuel Kling

The implementation of automated vehicles (AVs) will reshape our cities in ways large and small, but much is unknown to make reliable predictions about AVs’ specific effects on cities.

A busy stretch of highway, Mexico City.
Carl Campbell
Global Cities