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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

From pollution to solutions: How global cities are tackling poor air quality

ChicagoGlobal by Renata Sago

As Chicago and other global cities increasingly grapple with poor air quality, solutions to the problem vary by location.

Woman bicycling against the Chicago skyline blanketed in haze from Canadian wildfires
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Global Cities

Exiting World Biz Chicago CEO weighs in on Chicago's challenges — and its advantages

ChicagoGlobal by H. Lee Murphy

"The future of mankind will be dominated by 20 to 25 super-regions, with Chicago prominent among them," says Michael Fassnacht, who exits the economic development agency this month.

Michael Fassnacht
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
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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
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Global Cities


Michael A. Nutter 

Distinguished Fellow, Global Cities
Council expert Michael A. Nutter
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