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Inclusive Economies in an Age of Recession

Women, Equity, and Global Development Forum

Experts consider whether overlapping global crises, inflation, and slowing growth will bolster or derail efforts to build more inclusive economies.

A money changer sells US dollar bills at a currency exchange office located in Ankara, Turkey

The Right to the Shoreline


Sam Kling, Cynthia Weiss, and Sonja Henderson discuss the Right to the Shoreline and the art it inspires, cohosted with the Chicago Public Art Group.

A Chicago Public Art Group piece.
Chicago Public Art Group

Commentary & Analysis

Municipal Activism: How Cities Stand Up for LGBTQ+ Rights

Global Insight by Jenna Kaplan

Around the world, cities continue to protect the basic human rights of vulnerable populations in the face of fierce opposition from national governments.

Pride Parade
Robin Worrall
Global Cities

Does Public Space Really Belong to the Public?

Global Insight by Julia Lane

A collaboration with Chicago Public Art Group brings to life a Council report exploring the racist origins of Chicagoland's public beach policies.

Chicago Public Art Group piece
Julia Lane
Global Cities


Women in National Security and International Humanitarian Law Compliance

Report by Emily Sullivan

Emily Sullivan examines the potential impact of women’s increased participation and decision-making in militaries and national security in Interdisciplinary Political Studies.

A woman in uniform faces away from camera and salutes in front of a blue sky.
The National Guard
Defense and Security

Serving the Citizens—Not the Bureaucracy

Report by Sascha Haselmayer

New America's Sascha Haselmayer presents a strategic vision for city procurement.

City planners look at a document Global Cities