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Past Events

Pritzker Forum on Global Cities: Opening Night Reception


The opening night of the Pritzker Forum on Global Cities will feature an evening of connections and conversations on this year's theme, Harnessing AI: Tools for Urban Leaders.

Mayor Brandon Johnson speaks at the opening night of the Pritzker Forum.

2023 Pritzker Forum on Global Cities

Event Series: Pritzker Forum on Global Cities

Explore a series of deep-dive conversations with global leaders from government, business, and civil society on the promises and pitfalls of artificial intelligence and its impacts on cities.

Four panelist on stage at the Pritzker Forum on Global Cities

Commentary & Analysis

Chicago lags behind other global cities for bike-friendliness. Here's how it can improve.

ChicagoGlobal by Laura Adamczyk

The nonprofit People for Bikes has given Chicago abysmal ratings for bike-friendliness five years in a row. What can the city learn from global cycling hot spots like Paris?

Tall buildings in Chicago behind bike handlebars
Charles Rex Arbogast / AP
Global Cities

Will O'Hare's revamp boost Chicago's global profile?

ChicagoGlobal by Jack Benjamin

O'Hare International Airport is starting a renovation to build a world-class "Global Terminal." Can it help the city compete with international air travel hubs?

An exterior view of O'Hare airport with airplanes lined up along the runway
David Syphers
Global Cities


The Emerging Geopolitics of Infrastructure Competition

Working Paper by Simon Curtis

The success of ambitious states will be determined by their ability to shape global infrastructures and the cities they connect around the world.

Belt and Road High Speed Rail
AP Photos
Global Cities

A Tale of Two Regions: The Economic and Political Importance of Different Paths to Heartland Renewal

Working Paper by Coauthors

The regeneration strategies of the former industrial areas of Pittsburgh in the US and Germany's Ruhr offer lessons for other regions in economic transition.

Pittsburgh Skyline
AP Photos
Global Cities


Michael A. Nutter 

Distinguished Fellow, Global Cities
Council expert Michael A. Nutter
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