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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.

2019 Pritzker Forum panel

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

China’s Path to Power Runs Through the World’s Cities

In the News
Foreign Affairs
Simon Curtis

China's Belt and Road Initiative serves as a sweeping urbanization project that aims to draw the world closer to Chinese markets and political influence.

Third Belt and Road Forum
AP Photos
Global Cities

Composting and food waste: What Chicago can learn from other global cities

ChicagoGlobal by Coauthors

Chicago recently launched a citywide composting initiative to divert food waste from landfills and help reduce greenhouse gas emissions — something other global cities have been tackling for years.

Four green scrap drop off bins sit in front of a brick wall
City of Chicago
Climate and the Environment


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


Michele Acuto 

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

Nonresident Senior Fellow, Global Midwest
Council expert John Austin
Social Media