From climate change to the pandemic and geopolitical instability, global crises are exacerbating environmental, health, and economic disparities—within and across cities. What policies, partnerships, and innovations can help cities adapt to these new realities and build an equitable and resilient urban future?
In the face of urban warfare, mayors and local communities have emerged as symbols of leadership, resistance, and resilience.
Ukraine and Cities on the Frontlines
Thursday, June 9, 2022 | 9:00 am CDT, 4:00 pm CET
About This Event
Virtual | Conference
Cities are on the frontlines, mobilizing and coordinating responses to the Russian invasion of Ukraine and the atrocities of war. In the face of urban warfare and tragic human suffering, mayors and local communities have emerged as symbols of leadership, resistance, and resilience.
We examine how cities are key actors in responding to the war; both on the battlegrounds in Ukraine and abroad providing humanitarian aid and welcoming refugees. Conversations also explore the role of cities as diplomatic actors, movement builders, and voices of humanity on the global stage, and look ahead to the critical support cities will need to recover and rebuild.
Statistics on Ukraine
Number of people displaced within Ukraine or forced to flee the country, as of March 25.
There have been 11 mayors and other local leaders abducted by Russian forces, as of April 3.
Source: AFP for Citizen Digital
The number of municipalities who participated in #CitieswithUkraine day of solidarity.
The decentralization included transferring powers and finances from the state authorities to local governments.
Source: Government of Ukraine.
About the Forum
Since 2015, the Pritzker Forum on Global Cities, cohosted by the Chicago Council on Global Affairs and the Financial Times, has brought together leaders in business, civics, education, and the arts for a cross-sector dialogue on the influential role cities play in addressing critical global challenges.
Since June 2020, the Pritzker Forum on Global Cities has been reconceptualized as a platform for yearlong conversations on the most pressing issues facing cities and the critical role of cities as actors in global governance. Conversations at the Forum explore urban challenges and solutions through the lenses of governance, equity, and resilience.
About the Chicago Council on Global Affairs
The Chicago Council on Global Affairs is an independent, nonpartisan organization that provides insight on critical global issues, advances policy solutions, and fosters dialogue about what is happening in the world and why it matters to people in Chicago, the United States, and around the globe.
About the Financial Times
The Financial Times is one of the world’s leading business news organisations, recognized internationally for its authority, integrity, and accuracy. The FT has a record paying readership of one million, three-quarters of which are digital subscriptions. It is part of Nikkei Inc., which provides a broad range of information, news, and services for the global business community.