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Past Events

Strengthening Regional Economies for a Sustainable Midwest


Ahead of the Cities Summit of the Americas, the Council brings together local and national leaders to explore policy priorities for a sustainable Midwest.

Roundtable Discussion
Matt Watson

We Will Chicago: Economic Development


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

Commentary & Analysis

Green with envy? Chicago's sustainable architecture scene

ChicagoGlobal by Nicole L. Cvetnic

Chicago is known the world over for its bold and unique architecture. After all, it’s the birthplace of the skyscraper. But how does the city compare globally when it comes to sustainable architecture?

Aerial shot of Chicago
AP Photos
Global Cities

Chicago's hospitality business hasn't seen this bullish an outlook since 2019

ChicagoGlobal by H. Lee Murphy

Here's why one industry pro sees reason for optimism for the Windy City travel market.

A statue of a man on horse with skyscrapers in the background Global Economy


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

Upstream Illinois: Strategies to Boost Illinois' Blue Economy

Report by Alaina Harkness

This report by Nonresident Fellow Alaina Harkness offers a blueprint for inclusive growth and innovation in the blue economy grounded in the Great Lakes.

Chicago skyline with Lake Michigan in the background
Johnell Pannell
Global Cities