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Smart Cities Don't Cede Autonomy to Tech Giants

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Global Insight by Matt Watson

City leaders must ensure full transparency and public control of data and infrastructure when partnering with tech vendors on smart city solutions.

Smart Cityscape Global Cities

Midwest Moving to Leadership in Sustainable Green Economy

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Global Insight by Coauthors

The post-industrial communities of the Midwest are shaking off their Rust Belt label to emerge as leaders in the blue and green economies.

Milwaukee skyline
Reuters
Global Economy, Trade and Business

Reimagining the Postindustrial Economy

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Postindustrial Media
John Austin

Nonresident Senior Fellow John Austin joins the Postindustrial Podcast to discuss strategies for revitalizing struggling former industrial communities.

Reuters
Global Cities

Why Disinformation Could Prove Decisive in Brazil's Election

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Open Democracy
Robert Muggah

As the run-off vote looms at the end of October, the far-right’s misinformation machine is going into overdrive, writes Robert Muggah.

Jair Bolsonaro meets with agribusiness leaders.
Reuters
Global Politics

Leveraging City Diplomacy to Drive the Global Agenda

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Global Insight by Matt Watson

Cities are embracing their role as international actors, but more resources are needed to fully realize the benefits of their global engagements.

Urban ministers at the G7
Henning Schacht
Global Cities

What Cities Can Learn from Venture Capital

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Bloomberg
Robert Muggah

Local leaders from Colombia to Finland found success using venture capital strategies to manage risk and spur innovation, writes Robert Muggah.

Reuters
Global Cities

Overheating Megacities are a Climate Problem and Solution

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World Economic Forum
Robert Muggah

With substantial increases in annual temperatures and extreme heat locked in, Latin American cities offer a glimpse of the future of climate change.

Mexico City climate protests
Reuters
Global Cities

Who Will Win the Workers?

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The National Interest
John Austin

The upcoming 2022 midterm elections will provide another interesting test around whether Democrats can resurrect their appeal to working-class voters.

Reuters
Global Cities

What is the Future for Skyscrapers After COVID-19?

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Global Insight by Richard G. Smith

In the most globally connected financial capitals, skyscrapers will continue to serve as a key component of the built environment.

A view of the Shanghai skyline
Reuters
Global Cities

How Cities Collaborate on Climate and Heat Resiliency

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Global Insight by Nisha Singh

Cities are at the forefront of the climate crisis, but local and global partnerships provide scalable solutions.

People cooling during city heat wave.
Reuters
Global Cities