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Past Events

We Will Chicago: Economic Development

PAST EVENT

The final public engagement event in the We Will Chicago series gathers local and international leaders to discuss models of equitable economic development.

Chicago El train
Josh Hild

Global Voices, Local Action: Transportation and Infrastructure

PAST EVENT

Hear from local and international leaders and offer feedback at the next public engagement session in the We Will Chicago series.

Chicago infrastructure
Reuters

Commentary & Analysis

Smart Cities Don't Cede Autonomy to Tech Giants

BLOG
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

BLOG
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

Research

Transatlantic Learning Exchange: Economic Renewal and Democracy

RESEARCH
Working Paper by John Austin

John Austin shares insights from a transatlantic convening that explores the political repercussions of economic inequality and extremist ideology.

Industrial landscape Global Cities

Eurasia's Freight Infrastructure vs. Russia's War in Ukraine

RESEARCH
Report by Xiangming Chen

Even as the war in Ukraine creates risks, the extensive city-based CEFT network remains resilient from its continued expansion, improved infrastructure, and operational adaptability.

CEFT in Chongqing
Reuters
Global Cities

Experts

Michele Acuto 

Nonresident Senior Fellow, Global Cities
Council expert Michele Acuto
Expertise
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John Austin 

Nonresident Senior Fellow, Global Midwest
Council expert John Austin